UAW strike to stall Chevrolet Corvette C8 launch?
The walkout has reportedly delayed final production of the C7 edition and put C8 retooling behind schedule.
The ongoing United Auto Workers strike may delay deliveries of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
The walkout has stalled final production of the current C7 generation and pushed the company's retooling project for the C8 edition behind schedule, multiple sources recently told the Detroit Free Press.
The redesigned mid-engine Corvette was initially expected to begin rolling off the assembly line at General Motors' Bowling Green, Kentucky, factory later this year. The strike is now in its third week, which may not make a huge difference in production timing, though it could make a dent in C8 production ramp-up through early 2020.
"As we've previously stated, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray production begins in late 2019 and convertible production follows in late first-quarter 2020," the automaker said in a statement. "It's too early to speculate on production timing impacts on any of our vehicles due to the UAW work stoppage."