Last week, GM proudly announced that truck production was finally back to its normal schedule. This came at the expense of midsize SUVs like the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave. Like every automaker, GM has limited chip supplies and must conserve them for its most profitable vehicles, in this case, trucks.
“The global semiconductor shortage remains complex and very fluid,” said a GM spokesman. “The recent scheduling adjustments have been driven by temporary parts shortages caused by semiconductor supply constraints from international markets experiencing Covid-19-related restrictions.”
GM also confirmed production will continue to be idled at a few additional plants for varying lengths of time.