As a Summit White 2018 Tahoe RST rolled off the line, General Motors’ Arlington Assembly plant marked the 11 millionth vehicle — and more than 2.5 million full-size Chevrolet utilities — produced at the facility since it opened in 1954.
Arlington Assembly’s impressive milestone underscores Chevrolet’s full-size utility success story. Seventy-five percent of all full-size utility vehicles sold to retail customers in the United States are built at Arlington Assembly and nearly one in two full-size utility vehicles sold in the US wears the Chevrolet bowtie. No other company has such a dominant share of any segment in the industry.
To keep up with consumer demand, Arlington Assembly’s production line has run 24 hours a day, six days a week, producing one vehicle almost every 60 seconds since 2015. In addition, GM promised a US$1.4 billion investment, GM’s largest single-factory investment in its home country, in Arlington Assembly over three years beginning in 2015.
Arlington Assembly builds the full-size Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL and Cadillac Escalade SUVs. The very first vehicle was built at the plant in January 1954.
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