Production of the 2022 Corvette Stingray is currently running at a lower capacity than usual due to a parts shortage.
In a statement, General Motors confirmed the Bowling Green Assembly plant has been running on one shift rather than two since October 25th due to the parts shortage. Production of the 2022 Corvette is expected to continue on one shift only until November 8th.
GM also confirmed the parts shortage is not tied to the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage, which has hampered the automaker’s production output throughout 2021 and forced it to temporarily close multiple assembly plants.
“We can confirm that Bowling Green Assembly did not run second shift production last week October 25 and second shift production is also paused this week November 1 due to a temporary parts supply issue,” the automaker said in a prepared statement. “Although we are not providing specifics regarding the material shortage, we can say it is not related to the global semiconductor chip issue.”
“Importantly, GM’s supply chain, manufacturing and engineering teams are working closely with our supply base to mitigate any further impact on production,” the automaker added. “We expect the plant to resume normal operations on Monday, November 8.”
Production of the 2022 Corvette began at the Bowling Green plant in early September. The 2022 model year introduces several minor changes to the vehicle, including the addition of the 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition, which celebrates Corvette Racing‘s sweeping success in the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech Championship. The new model year also saw the introduction of three new exterior paint colors: Hypersonic Gray Metallic, Amplify Orange Tintcoat and Caffeine Metallic. These colors replace three outgoing ones in the way of Zeus Bronze Metallic, Shadow Gray Metallic and Sebring Orange Tintcoat.