Per a recent report from from Reuters, which cites an unnamed GM spokesperson, the automaker will suspend production of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra at the GM Silao plant starting Monday, August 29th. The production suspension will extend to Monday, September 5th. According to GM, this latest production suspension is the result of supply chain issues.
The GM Silao plant is located in the Mexican state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico, and first opened in 1996. The plant spans some 26.5 million square feet, and includes facilities for propulsion systems assembly, vehicle assembly, and stamping operations.
As GM Authority covered previously, production of the latest 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 was originally scheduled to kick off August 29th, with Regular Cab and Crew Cab models slated to be the first to roll off the line. However, with this latest supply-chain-related production halt, it’s looking like production of these two pickups will be delayed at the GM Silao plant.
The latest 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 follow full model refreshes introduced for both nameplates with the preceding 2022 model year. The latest 2023-model-year vehicles are available with four engine options total, including the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and finally, the new 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine, which replaces the 3.0L I6 LM2 diesel engine offered previously. Both trucks ride on the GM T1 platform.