New details on the Camaro ZL1 production delay

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

A couple of weeks ago, there was announcement made that the production and shipping of the new Camaro ZL1 was put on hold for unspecified reasons. Now, we have a few more details on this delay, and we can ensure you they are not good at all.

Autoblog tried talking to Chevrolet spokesman Monte Doran in order to obtain more details on the production delays and Doran was less than useful on what the "real" issue is, but he did confirm that GM will solve it in a matter of weeks, not months as originally thought.

He said that "a couple of hundred" 2012 ZL1 models were produced and only one had been delivered to the customer. However all models are now back at Chevrolet’s Oshawa, Ontario plant awaiting the fix. This means that the for the 2012 model year, GM will only deliver the models already built and that all the others will be offered as a 2013 model.

The company’s main focus at this point is to "get the car right" so that customers are satisfied with the end product.

Source: Autoblog

11 comments:

I’m not even hoping for a clearer explanation anymore.

The bottom line here is that the Camaro will save the day. Camaro delays must be an isolate problem and should keep intact between the two parties. We’re out of it then. 

A lot of explanations and speculations are coming out. Where’s the Chevrolet spokesperson? 

There are so many speculations about this already; I hope Chevrolet would just talk about it.

It probably is a grave issue in disguise. It’s okay. I’d rather not hear the ugly truth anyway.

I don’t care about its delay; I’m not interested in this model anyway. Even so, that case still affects Chevrolet’s credibility.

Maybe Chevrolet has changed plans without telling the other party beforehand. Why would they do that though? I think there’s more to it than this.

Your company’s reputation is at stake after what happened. I hope that this problem will not happen anymore; you will lose a lot of customers.

Something smells fishy. Oh Chevrolet, please don’t damage your reputation.

It must be really BAD if Chevy can’t even talk about it. I would be furious!
Can you imagine a German car-manufacturer ever doing something so incompetent?
How can you trust GM (Chevy specifically) to come up with an error-free, quality product with evidence like this? What did they forget to do: put pistons in the engine?

I still don’t get it. All this confusion makes me doubt Chevrolet a bit.

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