In unexpected news, the Corvette Assembly Plant will shut down due to a disruption in parts supply. This is only a temporary issue and it’s caused by COVID-19. The plant will close until Monday, October 19.
“Due to a temporary parts supply issue, we can confirm that the Bowling Green Assembly will not run production the week of October 12. Our supply chain, manufacturing, and engineering teams are working closely with our supply base to mitigate any further impact on production, and we expect the plant to resume normal operations on Monday, October 19.”
The only other option for the automaker was to strip those parts from the orders they currently have in. This would have possibly angered customers, so Chevy decided a shutdown was the better move.
The company said it is still committed to building all of the existing 2020 Corvette orders. However, this does mean that Chevy will continue building 2020 Corvettes well into December instead of switching over fully to building 2021 Corvettes.
If more new about this shutdown becomes available, we will keep you posted.