Production of the Chevy Camaro and Cadillac Blackwing sedans (Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing) at the GM Lansing Grand River facility in Michigan will be down for two weeks in September. The downtime is a result of the ongoing global microchip shortage.
The GM Lansing Grand River facility is also responsible for production of the “standard” (i.e. non-Blackwing) Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5, both of which were originally scheduled to resume production the week of September 20th. Now, however, this latest stoppage will extend production downtime for the standard Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 as well, set to resume October 4th alongside the Chevy Camaro and Cadillac Blackwing sedans.
Production stoppages are in place at several other GM facilities due to the global microchip shortage. The GM Wentzville facility in Missouri is also idle, and not expected to resume production until September 27th. The Wentzville facility produces the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks, as well as the Chevy Express and GMC Savana vans.
Production stoppages are also in place at the GM Orion Township facility in Michigan (Chevy Bolt EV, Chevy Bolt EUV), GM Ramos Arizpe in Mexico (Chevy Blazer, Chevy Equinox), and GM San Luis Potosi in Mexico (Chevy Equinox, Chevy Onix, GMC Terrain).
The global microchip shortage has affected General Motors’ production capabilities throughout the 2021 calendar year. In response, General Motors has prioritized its most popular and profitable models, namely its full-size SUVs and pickup trucks. General Motors has also opted to delete certain features, such as DFM and AFM, while also building models in an incomplete state, only to finish those models once new microchips are secured.