BALTIMORE -- General Motors will continue to produce the Chevrolet Astro and GMC Safari minivans at its Baltimore plant through the 2005 model year.
GM has told workers of the decision. It had said earlier that there were no plans for the plant after the 2003 model year, spokesman Pat Morrissey said.
In part because of strong fleet sales, the rear-wheel-drive minivans remain profitable, Morrissey said.
The vans have combined sales of 29,257 units through May, down 23 percent from 37,965 in 2001.