Wednesday, February 28, 2024
News GM Expects to Ship More than 30,000 Extra Trucks in June and...

GM Expects to Ship More than 30,000 Extra Trucks in June and July

GM slowly recovering from chip shortage

  • Vehicles parked by chip shortage to get finished

  • HD pickup assembly speeds up by 1,000 per month


General Motors has just announced that it is planning to increase deliveries of some of its popular models, helping to restore inventories affected by the ongoing semiconductor shortage and best-balance the chips it has with the vehicles customers want.

It will start with boosting production of the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickups, with around 1,000 more of those per month starting in mid-July. This isn’t as much a chip-related issue as an overall capacity one as it is the result of improved production rates at the Michigan plant that builds them.

GM built some Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups at its Missouri plant, then held them at the plant as it waited for parts affected by the semiconductor shortage. Those parts are arriving, and the plant expects to have 30,000 total extra units leave from now until the week of July 5th. The vehicles will need to be tested by workers there to make sure that the final assembly was done right.

Some other plants have smaller volumes that will undergo the same component install and dynamic testing in June and July sending more vehicles to dealers.

GM has also said that it will cancel the previously scheduled vacation downtime weeks for plants building the automaker’s “most capacity-constrained” products.

“The global semiconductor shortage remains complex and very fluid, but the speed, agility and commitment of our team, including our dealers, has helped us find creative ways to satisfy customers,” said Phil Kienle, GM NA manufacturing VP.

Those measures have lead GM to pull ahead some of its projected semiconductor deliveries into Q2 instead of the second half of the year. They now expect significantly better 1st half financial results, though the automaker says that facilities in North and South America, as well as Asia, will be impacted through the end of July.

Trending Now

Here are a Few Good PHEVs, Because There are Alternatives to EVs

While the spotlight has been on electric vehicles for the past few years, it's sometimes a good idea to remember that there are other...

2025 Lexus UX Gets Fifth-Gen Hybrid Power

250h becomes 300h with 196 hp Lexus updates safety system, new screens and dash Lexus is giving its smallest model a boost for 2025....

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Starts From $69k in Canada

Nice price for rugged retro SUV? Toyota will offer four models including limited First Edition Toyota has just announced pricing for the 2024 Land...

Production Tesla Roadster to be revealed before the End of the Year

A 0-60 mph time of under a second is considered for the new Roadster. The car was first unveiled in 2017.   The second-generation Tesla...

McLaren Artura Spider Gets 690 hp, Corolla Hybrid Economy

Artura loses its roof but gets even sharper McLaren makes a host of improvements for 2025 McLaren has just made its first high-performance hybrid...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.