Production of sporty Chevy Corvette C8 hits record highSeptember 3, 2020
As we learned more recently, the American concern General Motors, which includes the Chevy company, introduced a second shift at its assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky (USA), where the production of a sports coupe Corvette of the C8 generation has been launched. Model production volumes are growing.
The 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 debuted with great fanfare over a year ago, ushering in a new chapter in the history of the iconic sports car. General Motors wanted production of the C8 to begin before the end of last year, but that didn’t happen. However, it looks like the production volume of the new Corvette is on the rise.
A new report from overseas CorvetteBlogger said the Bowling Green, Kentucky, US plant, where GM started production of the Corvette, is operating in its second shift.
Video filmed in the factory parking lot shows the filled parking lot at 11:30 AM. A private group of C8 Corvette owners on Facebook reportedly indicated that the plant was running in two shifts and 140 Corvette units were built on September 1. The plant produced 99 cars the day before, so this is a noticeable increase in production.
Production of the Corvette was initially delayed when the US auto workers union took to pickets for 40 days starting in September last year. This caused GM to fall behind its planned C7 Corvette production completion schedule. GM began production of the C8 generation at the end of January 2020, but production had to be halted when the coronavirus began to spread worldwide. While GM had to close its Bowling Green plant, it was able to continue to operate at its Bedford, Indiana plant, which continued to produce chassis for automobiles.
Those people who have already placed an order for the 2020 sports coupe should be delighted with the news about the introduction of a second shift at the factory. The company plans to produce just over 20,000 units of the Corvette C8, with workers allegedly already building pre-production 2021 Corvette models.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Chevy is starting sales of the 2020 Corvette C8 convertible. The sporty Chevy Corvette convertible arrives at the automaker’s showrooms after a long delay due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The production of this version of the model started earlier this month.
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