GM Extends Downtime at Crossover Plants
General Motors said it is extending downtime at several crossover assembly plants in North America as the global microchip shortage drags on, but production at plants that make its lucrative full-size pickups and SUVs will continue.
Lansing Delta Township Assembly: The Michigan plant will take an additional week of downtime, with production slated for Oct. 4th. Production has been down since July 19th. Lansing Delta Township builds the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave.
Lansing Grand River Assembly: The Michigan plant will extend downtime for Chevy Camaro and Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing production through Oct. 1st. Regular CT4 and CT5 production will also be down through Oct. 1st, as scheduled.
Fairfax Assembly: The Kansas City, Kan., plant is slated to resume production of the Cadillac XT4 on Monday. Chevy Malibu downtime will be extended through Oct. 29th. The plant has been down since Feb. 8th.
Wentzville Assembly: The plant in Missouri will be down next week, as planned, and is scheduled to restart production Sept. 27th. The plant has been down since Sept. 6th. Wentzville builds the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups and the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size commercial vans.
CAMI Assembly: The plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, will add downtime through Oct. 15th. The plant, which builds the Chevy Equinox, has been down since mid-July.
San Luis Potosi Assembly: The Mexico plant will be down through Oct. 15th. San Luis Potosi builds the Equinox and GMC Terrain.
Ramos Arizpe Assembly: The Mexico plant will add another week of downtime for Chevy Blazer production through Oct. 1st. Blazer production has been down since Aug. 23th. Equinox production, which has been idled since Aug. 16th, will extend its downtime through Oct. 15th.
GM also extended a production halt at Orion Assembly in Michigan, which builds the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV. The plant will be down through Oct. 15th as a result of a battery pack shortage. GM recalled all Bolts last month for fire risk and plans to spend about $1 billion on the expanded recall, on top of the $800 million it spent last quarter.