DETROIT — General Motors Co. will build the all-new 2013 model GMC Canyon pickup at its Wentzville Assembly Plant in Missouri, the automaker said Thursday.
The midsize Canyon joins production plans at Wentzville, where GM is investing $380 million to build that pickup and an all-new Colorado. GMC officials would not say when the Canyon will be available to customers.
Additionally, GM will expand its industry-first resistance spot welding technology, currently in use on its Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon trucks as well as the Cadillac CTS-V, to more models in 2013, possible including the Canyon and Colorado. The new welding technique allows greater use of aluminum in a vehicle, making it lighter and more fuel efficient.