General Motors announced today they will be investing $131 million in the Bowling Green Assembly Plant to make it ready for the production of the next generation Chevrolet Corvette.
The Bowling Green plant continues production of the current Corvette as well as the 2012 model year which due in the summer. During this period, the investment starts to take effect, preparing the facility for the next-generation Corvette. Bowling Green is the exclusive manufacturer of all versions of the Chevrolet Corvette –Coupe, Convertible, Grand Sport, Z06, and ZR1. They will also add 250 new jobs in the process.
This could also be hint that the next-gen Corvette is much more advanced technically than the current model that normal production lines wouldn’t suffice. Of course there’s no detail available on the car yet, and that’s just a thought popped into our mind!
This is a significant day for anyone who believes that America should build world-class, high-performance products,” said Mark Reuss, GM North America president. “Corvette has no domestic peer for performance and pedigree and stands alongside the world’s best supercars with almost 60 years of continuous heritage.”This investment in Kentucky is among $3.4 billion made in the United States since mid-2009 to keep or create more than 9,000 jobs for American workers,” Reuss said.