General Motors is taking steps to increase deliveries to dealerships in the United States and Canada to meet a strong demand for its Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models. The ramp-up is expected to make an impact in 2022.
The news comes as vehicle inventory shortages remain an issue for many dealerships in the country. GM announced in May that it would return full-size pickup production to its Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario during the fourth quarter of 2021—although the expected impact will be felt in 2022.
“The global semiconductor shortage remains complex and very fluid, but the speed, agility and commitment of our team, including our dealers, has helped us find creative ways to satisfy customers,” said Phil Kienle, GM Vice President of North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations.
However, production at certain facilities in North America, Asia and South America will continue to be impacted by the global semiconductor shortage through June and July, the OEM said. Although it will eventually implement similar actions in other markets to resume production and increase deliveries to dealerships through the second half of 2021.
“GM continues to work with its suppliers and policy leaders to develop long-term solutions to the semiconductor supply issues that have impacted all automakers,” the OEM said.