Okay, General Motors is up to something, but it’s not telling us. The only bit of information it let out of the bag is that it’s investing a huge sum of money into its Orion plant in Michigan to help with the launch of an “all-new vehicle.”
How much money exactly? A grand total of $300 million, which works toward GM’s goal of $5.4 billion by the end of 2015. This will put the company just $2.3 billion short of its goal with just over six months left to go in the year.
Other than these details, GM didn’t reveal anything else. It didn’t even give us a teaser of what it is working on at the Orion plant. We already know that GM will build the Bolt in this plant, but it has already lumped $160 million into the plant to aid in the release of this 200-plus-mile EV. So, what in the world can GM possibly be working on?
Other than the upcoming Bolt, the only other two vehicles currently in production at Orion are the 2014 Chevy Sonic and 2016 Buick Verano. Neither of these models are due for any changes soon, and GM was pretty adamant that there will not be a hot hatchback model, so that all but eliminates the Sonic on the surface.
Continue reading to see what I think GM is up to, then let us know in the comments what you think the automaker is hiding from us.