Chevy Equinox Production Restart At CAMI Plant Now Delayed Until September 6th4
General Motors has announced additional production downtime at the GM CAMI Assembly facility in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. The GM CAMI facility produces the Chevy Equinox crossover. The additional downtime is the result of the ongoing global microchip shortage.
The announcement of additional downtime at the GM CAMI Assembly follows several previously announced production delays for the facility. General Motors initially idled the plant in February as the effects of the global microchip shortage worsened, later announcing in April that the plant would remain closed until at least the end of June. The automaker then announced that it would resume production June 14th, with production remaining operational until July 2nd, after which the plant would be idled for a two-week summer shutdown.
Downtime at the plant was later extended beyond the two-week shutdown until August 16th, with production of the Chevy Equinox added to the list of GM models undergoing production shutdowns due to the ongoing microchip shortage.
The microchip shortage has also affected production at the San Luis Potosí and Ramos Arizpe plants in Mexico, as well as Lansing Delta Township and Spring Hill in the United States.
Looking beyond production of the Chevy Equinox crossover, the GM CAMI production plant will eventually be retooled to produce the new BrightDrop EV600, an all-electric light commercial delivery van slated to roll out late next year.
For the moment, General Motors is grappling with the ongoing global microchip shortage by prioritizing production of its most profitable and in-demand models, namely its full-size SUV and truck models.
“GM continues to leverage every available semiconductor to build and ship our most popular and in-demand products, including full-size trucks and SUVs for our customers,” General Motors stated previously. “We continue to work closely with our supply base to find solutions for our suppliers’ semiconductor requirements and to mitigate impacts on GM.”
In addition, General Motors has opted to reduce the availability of certain features, such as fuel management systems for the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.
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I hope they start the plant soon. I want to buy an Equinox but will never buy one that is made in Mexico.
I ordered a 2022 equinox and am very disappointed in GM. They say they are put chips in trucks and bigger Suv’s because they sell more of them. Not where I live we see more smaller suvs like the equinox. At this rate it will be a 2023 till I get it!!
Carolyn, they probably saw your last name and figured you’d be okay with it
The brightdrop lmao.
Might as well close CAMI now and get it done with