General Motors Co. said it plans to increase its investment in its Spring Hill, Tenn., assembly plant by $167 million, to support production of two new midsize vehicles.
Including the latest announcement, the automaker has pledged to spend $350 million at the facility, which has been producing the Chevrolet Equinox crossover SUV since third-quarter 2012.
GM has tapped the flexible-assembly facility to produce two future midsize vehicles, which will enable the plant to create or retain about 1,800 jobs.
The automaker said it will reveal "timing and product specifications" for the two vehicles when it gets closer to the start of production.
The Spring Hill plant, which is 40 miles south of Nashville, is capable of building a variety of products on a range of platforms, according to GM.
"The facility is designed to supplement production for plants being retooled for new products or add production to meet sales spikes in real time," the automaker explained.
Manufacturing operations at the site include vehicle assembly, stamping and engine and component-parts production.
The Spring Hill site was home to the former Saturn brand from 1990 to 2007.