The Lansing Car Assembly plant is receiving an extension to build the Chevy Classic through 2005.
GM spokesperson Kim Carpenter says production of the modified version of the Malibu will start next summer.
She adds that the announcement minimizes the gap between the start of the Delta Township Assembly Plant and the shutting down of production of the Malibu.
Employees say this decision eases the concern they have over the potential of being laid off.
Mayor David Hollister says Lansing is currently chasing other products and he's convinced more development is on the horizon.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.