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Wednesday, 06 October 2021 18:31

GM, Stellantis Plan to Restart Car Production

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious

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As we covered before, the chip shortage has been so bad automakers like GM and Stellantis have been forced to idle numerous production lines, including entire factories.

A new report claims the “crisis is easing up” so GM and Stellantis can fire up car production in at least some of the facilities which have sat relatively silent for weeks.

 

One of the facilities which will see some action again is GM’s Lansing Grand River Plant in Michigan. The Chevy Camaro, Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 are made there, so dealers might start to receive some fresh stock in the not-distant future.

 

Camaro production has been halted and restarted three times this year, while production of the two Cadillac cars has been shuttered since May.

 

Also, the Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant in Michigan is beginning production once more in early October. Both the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave crossovers are assembled there, products which quite a few families rely on to get around.

 

Another winner is the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, home of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Production of the two-row version of the SUV was halted midway through September.

 

While all this is good news, many more factories remain shut down, and not only from GM and Stellantis. Ford has closed many key production lines, including halting Mustang assembly at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. The Blue Oval has also scaled back...


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