Large-scale strike of workers General Motors will delay the release of the new Chevrolet Corvette C8

Large-scale strike of workers General Motors will delay the release of the new Chevrolet Corvette C8

October 8, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The auto workers union continues to strike at General Motors factories. According to the publication Detroit Free Press – this will delay the release of one of the most important new products for the company.

The Detroit Free Press, citing people associated with GM’s production plans, reports a possible delay in the new Corvette. According to preliminary information, the reason was the large-scale strike of United Auto Worker, which has been ongoing for the fourth week. Nevertheless, representatives of General Motors talk about the prematureness of such conclusions, and so far the plans for the release of new products have not changed:

“It is too early to speculate on possible production delays for any of our vehicles due to UAW shutdown.” – noted in General Motors.

The production of the new Chevy Corvette C8 is scheduled for the end of the third quarter of 2020. Assembly will take place at a plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. While the assembly of the previous version of the Corvette is being completed here, and after the release of the last order, the conveyor will be upgraded to a new generation.

Nevertheless, GM insider is familiar with the situation at Bowling Green, and said: “I know that this strike will directly affect the start of mass production for the new model.”

UAW workers went on strike at 11:59 p.m. September 15th. Although both sides made attempts to peacefully resolve the problems that arose.