Auto dealers get first batch of Missouri-made pickups

2015 Chevrolet Colorado | Courtesy of Creative Commons
The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is produced at GM’s Wentzville plant. | Courtesy of Creative Commons

As part of the formal launch of its redesigned Colorado and Canyon pickups, General Motors invited Chevrolet and GMC dealers to drive 65 of the newly assembled vehicles off the Wentzville assembly plant’s parking lot.

The midsize pickups were previously made at a plant in Shreveport, La., which closed in 2012. The newly redesigned pickups now are made on the same production line as the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.

Arvin Jones, GM’s North America manufacturing manager, said demand for the pickups has been strong, which led the automaker to add a third shift in Wentzville that will begin next

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