Production stoppages for the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks at GM’s Wentzville assembly facility in Missouri have been extended another week, with production now expected to resume on September 27th.
Production of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon was originally expected to resume September 20th. However, due to the continuing impact of the global microchip shortage, the production stoppage for both models has been extended out another week.
The GM Wentzville assembly facility in Missouri is also responsible for production of the Chevy Express and GMC Savana vans, both of which have also been affected by this latest production stoppage. Like the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, the Chevy Express and GMC Savana are now slated to resume production at the GM Wentzville facility on September 27th.
Numerous other North American GM facilities are also affected by GM’s latest production stoppages, including the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan, which produces the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 (including both the “standard” sedans and the go-faster Blackwing versions), as well as the Chevy Camaro, which are now slated to resume production September 27th.
The GM Lansing Delta assembly plant in Michigan will also halt production of the Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse until September 27th, while production of the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV at the GM Orion Township plant in Michigan will be down until September 27th.
At the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas, production of the Cadillac XT4 and Chevy Malibu will be down until September 20th, while production of the Cadillac XT5, Cadillac XT6, and GMC Acadia at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee will be down until September 20th as well.
Like the broader automotive industry, General Motors’ production capabilities have been heavily impacted by the global microchip shortage. In response, GM has deleted certain features from select models, including AFM and DFM from the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, while also building some models in an incomplete state, only to finish those models later when additional microchips are secured.