GM is stopping Corvette production again
On today's episode of "GM Production Issues"
General Motors is unfortunately halting production of the 2021 Corvette for the umpteenth time, this time is due to a "temporary parts supply issue", even though the car maker said it is actually not related to the microchip shortage that's been plaguing the industry in recent months.
The Corvette C8 was received with mixed feelings but I find that hardly surprising, considering this is the first ever mid-engined Corvette. Some people praised the looks, some didn't like it. Some believe the mid-engine conversion is a great thing, while other purists probably hate it. However, whatever else we may think of it, the C8 performed rather well (commercially) and GM sold 21,626 Corvettes last year, 20% more than it sold in 2019, despite the pandemic and various production hiccups.
A GM spokesperson said that "Bowling Green Assembly will not run production the week of March 1. Our supply chain, manufacturing and engineering teams are working closely with our supply base to mitigate any further impact on production, and we expect the plant to resume normal operations on Monday, March 8".