LANSING, Mich. (WLNS/WOOD) — After more than a year of planning and $175 million in investments from General Motors, new Chevrolet Camaros started rolling off the line in Lansing on Monday.
Production of the sixth-generation Camaro added a second assembly line to the Grand River Plant in Lansing, which also created 500 new jobs, according to WLNS, WOOD TV8’s Lansing sister station.
The new Camaros feature a six-cylinder engine and are faster than the fifth-generation model because they are about 200 pounds lighter, WLNS reported in May. You can choose from various colors for the exterior and interior and from 24 interior lighting colors. Among the available features: Memory seats, OnStar Wi-Fi hotspot capability, a remote starter, keyless access, a rear-vision camera, an electronic parking brake and knee air bags.
The Lansing Regional complex plant manager told WLNS that the Camaro, a GM staple, has been the best-selling sports car for the past five years. If it continues to sell well, the Grand River Plant may need to hire more workers to increase production.
The 2016 Camaros should arrive at dealerships in mid-November and cost between $26,600 and $37,000.