General Motors announced Tuesday plans to invest $4.2 billion into pickup and SUV manufacturing between now and 2021. The substantial investment will spread between several of GM’s assembly plants.
The automaker says the investments will go into increasing capacity, improving operating efficiencies and making other upgrades at plants in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Flint, Michigan; and Arlington, Texas.
Other investments are occurring now in plants in Ohio.
Nearly $1.4 billion of the announcement $4.2 billion will be invested in the Arlington, Texas assembly plant. With upgrades slated to completion later this year, GM is preparing for the launch of its all-new line of SUVs, which will start next year as 2021 models. The Arlington plant is actually already starting to build test runs of the next-generation Cadillac Escalade.
GM says it has invested over $23 billion in U.S. manufacturing since 2009.