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GM Canada Investing $245M in St. Catharines Powertrain Facility for Production of 6-Speed Transmissions

General Motors of Canada will invest $245 million in the St. Catharines powertrain facility, which will be expanded to produce fuel-efficient six-speed transmissions beginning in early 2012. The St. Catharines facility also recently announced a $235 million investment to support next generation engine production beginning in 2013.

The six-speed transmission to be built in St. Catharines will offer customers a range of benefits including improved fuel efficiency and vehicle performance.

The plant will supply transmissions to both the CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll and the Oshawa Assembly Plant for the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Buick Regal. The new transmission is based on the proven design of GM’s current Hydra-matic 6T40/45 transmission.



I like the 6 speed dual clutch automatics. You just switch even and odd gears with a more efficient transmission.


Too little too late. Should have been done 10+ years ago.

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