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    GM Factory Zero EV Plant;  2022 Nissan Rogue VC-Turbo

    Each week, our veteran radio news journalist, Laura Reynolds, brings interviews with top auto industry execs to CarProUSA. You can hear her latest Auto News shorts right here. In a hurry? Then you'll love these 1-2 minute interview segments.

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    GM Factory Zero

    I’m Laura Reynolds with CarProUSA.  GM is celebrating its $2.2 billion dollar investment renovating its assembly plant in Detroit into ‘Factory ZERO’. GM Assistant Plant Director, Factory ZERO Cathy Staelgraeve:  "Factory ZERO is a flagship for General Motors as the first all-electric assembly plant and we support GM's vision of a world, a future, with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. The vehicles that we build support that very specifically with the technology that they have and you know we couldn't be prouder, the whole work force you know is proud to be in this moment. The plant itself, we don't even have gasoline on site. So historically our assembly plants would have gas-powered vehicles, so we do have, like I still drive a gas-powered vehicle I shouldn't, I don't want to mislead anyone, but we don't have gas even in the plant to fill up a plant truck or something like that." Pre-production of the 2022 HUMMER EV pick is underway at Factory ZERO and the plant is on track to deliver the first vehicles to customers by the end of the year.

    Nissan Rogue


    The 2022 Nissan Rogue features an all-new 1.5 liter VC Turbo engine. The new engine has best-in-class fuel economy for a gas engine and best-in-class torque. The more powerful, more fuel-efficient engine will go in the entire Rogue lineup and the ’22 model will continue to have the most standard safety technology in its class. The new powertrain delivers 201-horsepower and 225 foot pounds of torque. Senior Vice President, Nissan U.S. Marketing and Sales Mike Colleran says quote “As the Nissan NEXT transformation continues, the 2022 Nissan Rogue's all-new powertrain is a proof point of the company's commitment to investing in its lineup and improving the company's product, brand and sales power in the U.S.," Colleran continues, "Rogue's new 1.5-liter VC-Turbo adds real-world value while providing more thrill behind the wheel." For more information on these and other vehicles, check out CarProUSA.com. With Today’s Auto News, I’m Laura Reynolds.

    Photo Credit: GM / Nissan