General Motors Corp. steps out of the pan and into the fryer with the announcement it will close the Mesa, AZ, desert proving ground and move to Mezcala, Mexico. Mesa, GM says, simply isn't hot enough. “We need average day-time weather temperatures that are in the 90s and Arizona isn't that hot from October to April,” says Ian McEwan, GM executive director of proving grounds and test operations. The temperatures in Mesa dip into the 60s during winter. Mezcala, on the other hand, meets ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Not Hot Enough for GM" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
• Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
• Historical data and much more!
For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: email@example.com or phone: (248) 799-2642
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.