The American concern General Motors, like most automakers in the world, is experiencing great difficulties due to the lack of microchips. This situation forced the company to make a compromise: to abandon the production of crossovers in favor of pickups.
From August 2, the concern will resume assembly of full-size pickups Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, while production of midsize crossovers Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave will be stopped until August 9. Thus, the company will “donate” off-road vehicles for some time and will give the necessary electronic components to the above-mentioned trucks.
Note that for the last two weeks the General Motors plants, where the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are produced, were not working at full capacity, there were even days of complete downtime. According to a representative of the concern, in such a difficult and unstable situation, production groups had to “look for creative solutions” in order to minimize losses in the most competitive niches.
Earlier, the concern had to introduce another restrictive measure: several batches of cars of the 2021 model year were deprived of the wireless charging of smartphones and the engine start-stop system. At the same time, the buyers of such machines received compensation payments.