General Motors Co. aims to pump in $36 Million at its Lansing Delta Township Assembly facility to support manufacturing of well-liked crossover cars. GM presently develops Buick Enclaves and Chevrolet Traverses at the facility. The declaration follows as the Detroit auto manufacturer aims to close down manufacture in early March at its plant in Lordstown, where it develops the Chevrolet Cruze. The auto manufacturer is pulling out unprofitable products of various plants in 2019 ahead of this year’s contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers.
The investment is meant to support a mid-cycle update to the Enclave and Traverse. The firm, similar to its other U.S. rivals, is transitioning its car series to add more SUVs and crossovers as U.S. users turn away from sedans. Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO, has made various visits to U.S. facilities since the beginning of the 2019. Just over a month back, the auto manufacturer claimed that it will invest $22 Million at its facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee, to design new engines.
On a related note, the self-driving unit of General Motors, Cruise Automation, earlier claimed that it is joining hands with DoorDash to trial a food delivery service using autonomous cars in San Francisco. The pilot will start in “early 2019,” the firms claimed, but it will only be accessible in the part of the city where Cruise has been trialing its cars.
The headline follows only couple of days after Dan Ammann (GM president) officially assumed his new role as Cruise CEO, replacing Kyle Vogt (founder). It is a hint that GM is discovering different income streams around self-driving vehicles as it gets close to its promised roll out of a ride-sharing offering this year. Below this program, the self-driving Chevy Bolt cars by Cruise will be employed to make restaurant and grocery deliveries in San Francisco for DoorDash users.