Missing production of the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro caused by global microchip shortage has resulted to a drop in customer deliveries.
2022 is the seventh model year of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. The 2022 Camaro already went into production a month ago – on August 17. According to the latest news, assembly at the General Motors’ Lansing Grand River plant is being idled until October 4, 2021.
Production delays of the Chevy Camaro have happened more than once before, naturally, not without consequences for sales which dropped by 29 percent during the first half-year. Therefore, the model is well behind its main rivals – The Dodge Challenger or Ford Mustang.
Global microchip shortage caused supply level constraints which resulted in the lack of availability of some items for the Camaro. In particular, a naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter six-cylinder LGX engine that comes for the LS and LT trims won’t be available until late fall.
Besides, now there are unavailable or limitedly available items that will be fully available later on for the 2022 model year.
They include the ZL1 top-level trim, ZL1 with the 1LE Extreme Track Performance Package along with the Redline Edition and Rapid Blue color, the Shock & Steele Edition package, a 6.2L V8 LT1 engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox but without NPP (dual-mode exhaust).
The 2022 Chevrolet Camaro, we remind, offers five levels of equipment – LS, LT, LT1, SS, ZL1, and four-engine choices – a 2-liter Turbo I4 LTG, a supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4, in addition to two aforementioned ones.
Source: GM Authority