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Chevrolet Camaro Production Comes To A Halt – Chip Shortage Is At Fault

Lower-volume products like the Chevrolet Camaro are being put on pause while trucks are still leaving factories


  • We can see where GM’s priorities lie, and the decision is logical.

  • The Cadillac CT4 and CT5 lines are also idled.


We’re quite convinced that we’re far from reading and reporting on the final story involving the global microchip shortage. If you haven’t read about it yet, here’s the lowdown: Microchip producers shifted their focus to electronics last year amid the lockdown as demand for consoles and tablets increased while the opposite happened in the car business. One of the latest victims is the sporty Chevrolet Camaro.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro | Photo: Chevrolet

We just wrote up a story about how GM’s decided to maintain production of their full-size trucks despite a  module issue. And now, we learn that GM has now had to completely idle the assembly lines for the Camaro and both the recently-introduced Cadillac CT4 and CT5. The decision for the General was an easy one: the volume and the money lie in trucks and not sporty or sporty luxury cars.

GM, according to The Drive, hopes to make up for lost output when production resumes presumably next month. Although this is bad news for potential buyers that were hoping to get behind the wheel of a new Camaro this spring, we wonder if this won’t affect Chevy’s pony car future.

Sales of the current Camaro have tumbled severely in the recent past but beyond that, rumours of the muscle car not living past 2023 have circulated for nearly two years. These stories were debunked by info from GM stating that a new Camaro was not planned before 2023, not that it was going to die. Might the current situation once more bring the Camaro’s future into doubt?

2021 Chevrolet Camaro | Photo: Chevrolet

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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