The highly profitable full-size GM SUVs, including the all-new GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, and Cadillac Escalade, are on track for shipping this coming June. The delivery dates were confirmed in the recent General Motors Q1 earnings call with analysts.
“Importantly, our work on safety early in the quarter ensured we can deliver on our near-term launches, like our full-size SUVs and getting parts to our dealers,” said General Motors CEO Mary Barra.
“In Arlington, we completed the build-out of the previous-generation of full-size SUVs, and the plant conversion for all-new models,” Barra added. “We begin shipping the first units in early June.”
As reported earlier this week, General Motors’ production facility in Arlington, Texas, has been the focus for testing new safety measures in anticipation of employees retuning to work following the suspension of production operations back in March. The Arlington plant is responsible for producing the highly profitable full-size GM SUVs, including the GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, and Cadillac Escalade.
Although GM announced it was idling North American production in March, Arlington reportedly continued to operate until early April the produce the previous-generation full-size GM SUVs, with workers there operating on a paid-volunteer basis. Afterwards, the plant was shuttered for retooling efforts geared towards producing the next-generation vehicles.
News of the upcoming deliveries for the latest full-size GM SUVs arrives on the heels of news that General Motors’ future all-electric and autonomous vehicles are also on track despite disruptions resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our EV and AV work continues uninterrupted, even as many of our engineers work remotely,” Barra said during the recent Q1 earnings call. “That means that production timing of key entries, such as the GMC Hummer EV, the Cadillac Lyriq crossover EV, and the Cruise Origin AV remain fully on track.”