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  1. Global Chevrolet News
    Last week, we told you a parts shortage had halted production of the Chevrolet Corvette C8. Now the lines are rolling again. The parts-shortage shutdown followed production shutdowns due to a UAW strike and the coronavirus pandemic. Reports now indicate that 800-850 units of Chevy's flagship...
  2. Global Chevrolet News
    A sales member at a Canadian Chevrolet dealership has taken to YouTube to tell customers that production at Bowling Green is shutting down. The shut down will stop the flow of C8 Corvettes and comes as a result of parts shortages, according to the video embedded below. The sales member, Morgan...
  3. Global Chevrolet News
    Production of the C8 Corvette will accelerate thanks to a second shift on the line. With that, customers may start receiving their Corvettes sooner than expected. The second shift started on August 31, according to reports, and has, predictably, sped up production. Chevrolet was building 95...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Some of the people who ordered a 2020 Corvette will, unfortunately, be disappointed as Chevrolet says it won't be able to complete every order it has taken. Chevrolet will work with customers to get them a car, though it might be a 2021 model. That's according to Chevrolet spokesperson, Kevin...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    While the local union boss is getting close to calling foul GM will not close its Wentzville, MO plant, home to the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, says a new report, after five employees at the plant tested positive for the coronavirus. "Five to 10 cases (of coronavirus) is a yellow light...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The next few weeks will be very important, said GM CEO Mary Barra, during a virtual fireside chat with Credit Suisse, Tuesday. With a possible second-wave of COVID-19, the question of how GM can protect itself from more interruptions is top of mind. Despite ending the first quarter with $33.4...
  7. Automotive Industry & GM News
    There's a production backlog to be made up for, and industry giants Ford and General Motors don't want to ease up on the throttle. Rather than schedule a normal amount of summer downtime for plants and their employees, both automakers plan to pare back their normal idle period for select...
  8. Automotive Industry & GM News
    There's inventories to be filled with trucks and crossovers, and time's wasting. After staging a cautious, production-limited restart of its North American assembly plants on May 18th, General Motors is prepared to put its foot down, boosting output at numerous locations. Hungry dealers can't...
  9. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Chevrolet will reportedly resume production of the C8 Corvette today and that the cars produced will be MY2020. Production of MY2021 Corvettes will reportedly start on November 2. The question of whether or not Chevrolet would bother to make any more 2020 Corvettes was raised following the...
  10. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors received good news on Thursday, earning approval from the Mexican government to fire up its extensive manufacturing presence in that country after weeks of coronavirus downtime. The green light to resume production will help the automaker restock its all-important pickup shelves...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM's CEO and other top executives are hitting the ground this month to visit as many of GM's 30 US production facilities as possible in the next few weeks. The tour will begin today, according to the Detroit Free Press, with a visit to the company's Lansing Delta Township plant. The plant will...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    A top General Motors executive this week said that the company hopes to return to pre-COVID production levels by June 15, according to the Detroit Free Press. "Not every facility will ramp up as fast as possible," said Philip Kienle, VP of North American manufacturing. "Ideally, in a perfect...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors plans to start reopening its plants as of May 18, according to a memo it sent out to UAW members. Yesterday, the union said it would not oppose the restart date so production looks set to restart. "GM plans to begin a limited, cadenced, and site-specific approach for a return to...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Automakers have been announcing plans to restart production in early May, but the UAW argues that it's still too early to safely send workers back to work, citing insufficient scientific data, according to Reuters. "At this point in time, the UAW does not believe the scientific data is...
  15. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Much talk has been made over the past week of turning the auto industry's manufacturing might into a so-called Arsenal of Health. In the U.S. and Canada, federal governments have turned to automakers for production of much-needed ventilators to save lives of coronavirus patients. Meanwhile...
  16. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The domestic auto industry is quickly shifting into self-isolation mode as best it can, knowing full well that assembly plants can't churn out shiny new automobiles with line workers sitting in their living rooms. As North America moves into a new phase of the emerging pandemic, automakers are...
  17. Global Chevrolet News
    Delayed by a prolonged UAW strike late last year, General Motors announced Monday that that series production of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has begun. The very first mid-engine Stingray intended for the passenger market has left the retooled assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with...
  18. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Chevrolet Corvette aficionados who plunked down deposits to secure a new C8 will have to wait a little longer than expected to take ownership of their latest ride. According to Motor Authority, General Motors has confirmed that the recently ended strike by UAW-affiliated General Motors workers...
  19. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The equinox, which arrives dutifully every spring and fall, represents a harmonious balance between day and night, light and darkness, but it also signals a return to the imbalance that reigns for the remainder of the year. For Chevrolet's perennially popular Equinox crossover, current...
  20. Automotive Industry & GM News
    It didn't take long for the usual suspects north of the border to respond to General Motors' looming plant closures with ridiculous "solutions" - nationalizing GM Canada, for example, no doubt with the goal of repeating the successes of British Leyland in the late 70s and early 80s. Who could...
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