While the Lansing Grand River plant has been semi-operational in recent weeks, it has only been producing the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing performance sedans. The standard versions of the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 have not been produced since May 10th, while Chevy Camaro production has been offline since September 13th.
Full production of the Chevy Camaro, Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 will now come back online at Lansing Grand River on Monday, October 4th. The plant will resume building 2022 model-year Camaros as well as 2021 model-year CT4s and CT5s.
The majority of GM’s North American assembly plants will be operational next week, including the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico, GM Wentzville Assembly plant in Missouri and GM Fairfax plant in Kansas. The automaker has experienced recurrent shutdowns at its plants throughout 2021 due to the global semiconductor chip shortage and has prioritized its limited chip supply for hot-selling, profit-heavy large vehicles like the Chevy Silverado 1500 and Chevy Tahoe.
Speaking at a Detroit Regional Chamber conference held in Michigan this week, GM President Mark Reuss said he expects the chip shortage to stabilize in the near future, but expects it will be a while before supply returns to pre-pandemic levels.
“We’re going to see a stabilization to some extent before we see getting the volume we really need,” Reuss said.
GM has lost about 800,000 vehicles due to chip-related plant shutdowns. GM CFO Paul Jacobson has also said the automaker expects it will miss out on another 200,000 vehicles in the second half of the year.