Chevrolet is forced to stop producing new corvettes due to a lack of components. The factory for the production of sports cars in the city of Bowling green (Kentucky, USA) will suspend work on October 12; the downtime will last at least a week. The reason for stopping the conveyor is a lack of spare parts caused by a logistics failure.
A Chevrolet representative confirmed the problem with spare parts supplies, but expressed hope that normal operation of the plant in Bowling Green will resume on October 19. Interruptions in logistics are caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Production difficulties will be minimal for customers: General Motors has already confirmed that the Corvette Assembly will be extended by a week, meaning that the last copies of the 2020 model year sports cars will roll off the Assembly line in December.
Insiders claim that to date, 13,039 corvettes have been produced, and a total of 20,181 two-door cars for the 2020 model year are planned to be produced. The manufacturer does not run out of time, because more than one and a half hundred copies come off the Assembly line during the working day.