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2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Production to be Delayed by UAW GM Strike
For all the justified hype, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette might be off to a rough start—and it hasn't gone on sale yet. According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, the production and on-sale date of the mid-engine Corvette will be delayed as the ongoing United Auto Workers strike at GM impacts the company's ability to catch up on current-generation orders and finish retooling Bowling Green Assembly Plant to build the new car.
GM first began the process of changing over the factory in June of 2017, when it first shut down the factory's well-known public tours to start the switch in secret. Production of the C8 is officially scheduled to begin in December of this year. But the Freep cites two anonymous sources "familiar with GM’s production plans" who say that's no longer the case. "I know for a fact that this strike is directly going to affect the start of regular production for the mid-engine Corvette," one source said.
The person went on to claim that GM originally intended to idle the factory for two weeks this month to finish the retooling process. Allegedly, that's now impossible as the plant works to catch up on a backlog of current-gen orders caused by the UAW strike.
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