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Tuesday, 01 June 2021 18:55

Chevy Corvette Production Halt to Continue Beyond June 1

Written by Jacob Oliva, Motor1.com

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Ever since production started, the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette has faced multiple hurdles along the way.

And when we say hurdles, we mean production halts for various reasons, the latest of which was through the last week of May, due to supply issues not related to the global microchip shortage. It was initially reported production would resume June 1.

 

According to Chevy spokesperson Trevor Thompkins:

 

"Due to a temporary parts supply issue, I can confirm that Bowling Green Assembly (KY) will not run production the week of May 24. 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 Tuesday, June 1."

 

However, it looks like this Corvette C8 production halt will be extended for another week, GM Authority has learned. This was confirmed to the publication by Thompkins, still connected to the temporary supply issue.

 

To recall, a previous production pause happened March 1-5 due to lack of availability of transmission components. Before that, there was...


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