- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - General Motors Co. says it’s returning a second shift and 500 workers to a Michigan plant to build the new Chevrolet Camaro.

The Detroit-based automaker announced Thursday that the shift will resume in late summer at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant. The sixth-generation Camaro was introduced earlier this month.

GM also announced plans to spend $175 million at the plant for new tooling and equipment. Upgrades include three new paint systems for Camaro-specific colors - versions of white, yellow and red - and installation of two robotic framers.

The 2016 model features a new, aerodynamic body and a base four-cylinder engine that puts out 275 horsepower while delivering at least 30 mpg on the highway.

The Camaro debuted in 1967 as GM’s answer to the wildly popular Ford Mustang.


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