When production starts in the third quarter in Orion, Mich., Sonic will be the first sub-compact built in the U.S., and the first small car GM has built in the U.S. since Chevette production ended in 1986.
"GM has made a commitment to build small cars," said Alicia Boler-Davis, plant manager at Orion as well as vehicle line director, with overall authority for Sonic, in an interview. "We understand that it's a growing segment in the market, and we've got a great team effort working with UAW that allows this to happen. It's a team effort, from design to manufacturing."
|Alicia Boler-Davis, Orion plant manager|
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