It is noted that the official dealers of the GM concern received a letter dated August 27, stating that 6-cylinder Duramax LM2 engines were in short supply due to a shortage of semiconductors. At the same time, the press service of General Motors has not yet confirmed the stop of selling diesel versions of models.
The Duramax LM2 engine is a 3.0-liter 281-horsepower (623 Nm) in-line turbodiesel that was created by General Motors. The powertrain made its debut on Chevolet Silverado 1500 pickups in 2018, and then it began to be installed under the hood of “sister” GMC Sierra 1500 pickups and Tahoe / Suburban / Escalade / Yukon SUVs.
In the face of a sudden shortage of semiconductors and a lack of free diesel engines, General Motors advises dealerships to focus on selling gasoline modifications with V8 5.3 L84 and V8 6.2 L87. How long this shortage will last, there is no information yet.