The C8 Corvette is one of the hottest cars in North America.
Unlike most other temporary plant closures, this one is not due to the global chip shortage.
Over the last few months, news about assembly lines pausing and shutting down has almost exclusively been a result of the ongoing global microchip shortage. GM’s not unfamiliar with this issue as it has impacted more than 277,000 vehicles so far. This time, however, the Chevrolet Corvette’s factory output hiatus is not related.
This is in fact the third time that GM’s had to idle the Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky. In the past, and now, the cause is parts-related due to supply-chain shortages. The plant will be shut next week and will resume business as usual on Tuesday, June 1st.
“Our supply chain, manufacturing, and engineering teams are working closely with our supply base to mitigate any further impact on production,” spokesman Dan Flores said as reported by Automotive News (subscription required).
In the US, the latest C8-generation Chevrolet Corvette is a sales superstar. It is one of the fastest moving new cars for sale and demand continues to be extremely strong.