Bowling Green Assembly Plant
GM reported Thursday, May 21st that it plans to invest $439 million in its Bowling Green Assembly Plant to build a new paint shop. This is part of GM’s proposed $5.4 billion for US plant upgrades, which it announced in early May and plans to implement over the next three years, creating over 600 new jobs.
Production of the new paint shop will begin this summer and last about two years. It will feature a broad range of technological upgrades to make the painting process more efficient and ecofriendly, including use of robots and energy-saving baking ovens. GM said the construction won’t affect Corvette production.
The Bowling Green plant, located in Kentucky, is the hub of Chevy Corvette production, offering a one-mile walking tour to watch a new Corvette being assembled from start to finish. As a Corvette seller, Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet is excited to see GM investing in these upgrades to an already-important part of the GM infrastructure.
2015 Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet first debuted its Impala Blackout Concept at the 2014 Sema Show in Las Vegas. Lucky for us, not everything that happens in Vegas stays there, because the automaker has begun production of the 2016 Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition to be available to buyers this summer.
“Since its introduction in 2014, Impala has become a benchmark for Chevrolet car design,” said Steve Majoros, Chevy’s director of car marketing. “The Midnight Edition further strengthens the Impala’s dramatic, head-turning styling.”
The “dramatic” and “sinister” Impala will feature a Jet Black interior, black grille surround, front and rear black Chevrolet bowtie, 19-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels with black accents, a black rear spoiler and door mirrors, and sport pedals.
According to The News Wheel, buyers will have the choice of the standard 2.5-liter iVLC motor with stop/start technology, or the 3.6-liter V6 engine, which is the most powerful, naturally-aspirated engine in its segment. A limited number of 2015 model year Impalas will be available with the Midnight Edition package, but will only be available with the base engine.
According to GM, the Midnight Edition package will add $995 to $1,595 to the Impala’s price tag, depending on options.
Here at Dale Earnhardt Chevy, we can’t help but point out that the Midnight Edition packs a ton of attitude for an affordable price tag.