2021 C8 Production Halt Extended by Another Week
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For over two years now, Chevrolet has had problems producing one of the most in demand Corvettes. First it was design issues, then a union strike, and when they finally came to an agreement, Covid hit. And Covid is still causing issues with suppliers leading up to this recent stoppage.
GM initially announced a shutdown for the week of May 24th to May 31st over a parts supply issue that isn’t related to the worldwide microchip shortage, but the pause has now been extended through the week of May 31st, 2021. We are not sure what the shortage is, as GM is not willing to mention what parts are hindering the Corvette’s production.
These delays may have an effect on the 2021 orders and push them into the 2022 model year. If this happens, some people may have to change their car color, as Sebring Orange Tintcoat, Shadow Gray Metallic, and slow-selling Zeus Bronze are being replaced with Amplify Orange Tintcoat, Hypersonic Gray Metallic, and Caffeine Metallic. (452 lb-ft).
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