GM will extend crossover cuts and resume production of Silverado and Sierra
DETROIT — General Motors will extend production cuts at crossover, midsize pickup and sedan plants next week due to ongoing microchip shortages, but production of full-size pickup trucks will resume on Monday, as scheduled.
Next week, five GM North American plants will be in operation: GM’s three full-size pickup plants, its full-size SUV plant in Arlington, Texas, and its Chevrolet Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Ky. .
GM’s light-duty pickup plants in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Silao, Mexico, will reopen Monday after halting production this week. Heavy-duty pickup production in Flint, Mich., and full-size SUV production in Arlington, which operated this week, will also continue.
“All of GM’s full-size truck and full-size SUV plants in North America will be in regular production,” spokesman David Barnas said in a statement. “The most recent planning adjustments are driven by ongoing parts shortages caused by semiconductor supply constraints in international markets under COVID-related restrictions. We remain confident in our team’s ability to continue to finding creative solutions to minimize the impact on our most in-demand products and limited-capacity vehicles.
According to the latest estimate from AutoForecast Solutions, the global industry will lose more than 8.5 million vehicles from production plans due to chip shortages.