General Motors’ primary assembly facility in Mexico is also suspending production for the same reason.
A week before Labor Day, Chevrolet is pausing Corvette production. Automotive News also reports that GM’s primary plant in Mexico will halt production the week of April 1. Automakers around the world have been experiencing supply chain and parts issues since last year, so this isn’t a new development in explaining the production halt.
According to a Chevrolet spokesperson, the assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, will not be operating during the week of August 29 due to a temporary parts supply issue. We anticipate normal operations to resume at the plant on Tuesday, September 6, after GM’s annual observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5. Our supply chain, manufacturing, and engineering teams are working closely with our supply base to mitigate any further impact on production.
From August 29 through September 5, no mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette C8s will be produced at the Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky.
Meanwhile, Automotive News reports that on September 5 the GM plant in Mexico that primarily produces GMC and Chevrolet pickup trucks will resume normal operations. The suspension has no effect on output at GM’s other three full-size truck assembly plants. The publication also reports that the truck assembly plant in Flint, Michigan will be operating on weekend shifts.
Any Word On The Z06?
The MidEngineCorvetteForum data also suggests that production of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 could be reduced for the 2023 model year. Only 10% of Corvettes sold in 2023 will be Z06 models, and only 3% will have the full aero package, the data shows. Plant and supplier constraints are supposedly to blame for this production slowdown.
However, this is not yet confirmed. We contacted Chevrolet about the production issues with the Corvette Z06. As soon as we hear back, we’ll post an update.
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