GM Investing in Arlington For Next-Gen Big SUVs

General Motors has just announced more money to upgrade a plant in order to build its next-generation of full-size SUVs expected next year.

The announcement covered $20 million in funding at Arlington Assembly, in Arlington, Texas. That’s for upgraded conveyors at the plant that will be the home to the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, and the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. It’s currently the only site that builds the giant GM SUVs, one of the company’s most profitable vehicle lines, and a segment where GM dominates.

That means almost $1.4 billion for the plant since 2015. The facility opened in 1954 to build cars and aircraft. It’s been putting together full-size SUVs since 1998, when those vehicles took over from the B-Body sedans it had made previously.

The company says that this upgrade won’t add to plant caapcity and that the equipment upgrades should be ready sometime next year. Presumedly in time for the new models to roll off of them.

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