CAMI Automotive Inc. (CAMI) in Canada, the automobile manufacturing joint venture company of the Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) and the General Motors Corporation (GM), started export of the SUV "XL7" to Latin America.
The "XL7", a midsize crossover SUV that accommodates up to seven persons, was launched at New York Auto Show in April 2006 and its sales has started in the U.S. and Canada since October 2006. The XL7 has 3.6 litre, DOHC, V6 engine which is produced in the Sagara Plant.
The CAMI currently produces three SUVs, the Suzuki "XL7", the GM "Chevrolet Equinox" and the GM "Pontiac Torrent" and its total production plan of the "XL7" in 2007 is 45,000 units.
|Name||CAMI Automotive Inc. (CAMI)|
|Location||Ingersoll Ontario in Canada|
|Start of production||April 1989|
|Capital||363.57 million in Canadian dollars|
|Capital investment ratio||Suzuki 50%|
|GM Canada 50%|
|Site area||2,300 km2|
|Building area||160 km2|
|Production volume||200,000 units (in 2006)|
|Number of employees||Approx. 2,800|
|Current production models||SUVs (Suzuki "XL7", GM "Chevrolet Equinox", GM "Pontiac Torrent")|