GM’s Arlington Assembly Produces 11-Millionth Vehicle in November
General Motors’ Arlington Assembly plant last month celebrated an unbelievable milestone with the production of its 11-millionth vehicle—a Summit White 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST. The performance-minded SUV is the latest of some 2.5 million full-size SUVs to come off the line at Arlington Assembly, which manufactures 75% of all full-size Chevy SUVs sold at retail in the United States.
“Chevrolet has led the full-size utility segment in sales for 42 consecutive years by focusing on our customers and providing a range of confident, capable, and connected vehicles to move a lot of people and cargo,” said Eric Stanczak, chief engineer for Full-Size Trucks and SUVs. “Today, we continue that leadership with a complete lineup of full-size utility vehicle options to meet our customers’ lifestyles and needs, from Tahoe Custom to Suburban Premier to the 420-horsepower Tahoe RST.”
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Because Arlington Assembly does such heavy lifting for Chevrolet, it’s run for 24 hours a day, six days a week, since 2015, the same year in which it was announced that Arlington Assembly would benefit from a $1.4 billion investment over the following three years.
The first vehicle built at Arlington rolled off the line in January 1954; today, the plant is responsible for manufacturing the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, and Cadillac Escalade.
The Chevrolet Tahoe RST is offered with a Performance Package that adds Performance Calibrated Magnetic Ride Control and a powertrain consisting of the 6.2-liter V8 and 10-speed automatic transmission. This shakes out to a max towing capacity of 8,400 pounds and a 0-60 mph time of less than 6 seconds.