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Wednesday, 14 October 2020 18:00

GM Shuts Down Corvette Plant Temporarily Due to Parts Issue

Written by Joseph Szczesny, The Detroit Bureau

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However, sales of the new Corvette were stalled initially by the pandemic, which forced GM to close all of its assembly plants and a large percentage of its dealers for more than two months this past spring.

 

The pandemic also delayed the installation of a second shift at the Bowling Green assembly plant. The second shift at the plant didn’t start working until August after a delay of several months. As it stands, the delays forced GM to extend the 2020 model run into December to fill customer orders already on the books.

 

Normally the model year ends at factories in August or September at the latest.

 

As mentioned, third quarter sales for the sports car were up; however, through the first three quarters of 2020, sales are down 12.9%. The company sold 12,634 units, compared to 14,497 for the same period last year.

 

GM’s overall sales are down 17.4% through the first three quarters of the year.

 

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