Chevrolet Camaro Production Comes To A Halt After Chip Shortage
A semi-conductor shortage has made things difficult for quite a few car manufacturers in the past few weeks, with many struggling to build cars without them. Now, General Motors has either slowed or completely stopped production in a number of their North America plants, with production at Lansing Grand River Assembly in Michigan coming to a complete stop.
This information comes from The Detroit News, and means that the Chevrolet Camaro, along with two Cadillac products, the CT4 and CT5, have all been paused while the company focusses on more popular models such as its trucks and SUVs. According to Chevrolet, production of these cars won’t begin again until at least the end of this month.
It’s no surprise that Chevy has decided to pause production of those specific models, with Camaro sales barely keeping the model alive at the best of times. Despite this, it still spells a bad month for Chevy, and manufacturers in a similar situation.
“We continue to work closely with our supply base to find solutions for our suppliers’ semiconductor requirements and to mitigate impact on GM,” spokesman David Barnas told The Detroit News. “Our intent is to make up as much production lost at these plants as possible.”
Thanks to this part issue, GM is estimating to miss out on production targets of 216,000 vehicles, with Ford also reporting missing production targets of around 20%. Stellantis, the company formed when FCA and PSA merged, is also expecting slower production, but are yet to stop production completely.
Toyota, on the other hand, has been known to stockpile these chips, so are coping well with the global shortage.