We’ve all want to get the Corvette assembly line moving again but as it has been stated, you don’t just flip the switch and start where you left off. The good news is that everything looks to be firming up for the Corvette factory to restart shortly and we now have the date.
General Motors will be restarting production the week of May 18th around North America according to a “Restart Cadence” chart that was posted to a C8 Facebook Group last night. It looks like the automaker is making good on the decision to prioritize its most profitable vehicles first and that means Trucks and Crossovers.
But the wait isn’t much longer as the graphic shows Bowling Green is tentatively set to restart the week of May 25th. We reached out to one of our contacts and this info appears to be correct.
The Bowling Green Assembly Plant was closed at the end of the day on March 20th and it’s pretty safe to assume that the plant will be about two months behind their previous targets. We also know that Convertible production was slated to start on April 6th. We don’t have confirmation on when the convertibles will restart, but our GUESS based on the May 25th restart is that 2020 Convertibles will start down the assembly line sometime in mid to late June.
We have also heard that previous TPWs (Target Production Week) issued to buyers prior to the shutdown are being discarded and new ones will be issued, but because all this is fluid, we ask that you don’t flood your dealers and the Corvette Concierge with calls about it. Your dealer should notify you once any new TPWs are issued.
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