GM Plant Idled Due To Japan Quake

GM’s Shreveport, Louisiana plant, which builds Colorado and Canyon pickup trucks, has suspended production due to Japanese supply issues. GM has not revealed which components come from Japan, but the manual transmission is sourced from Aisin, a Japanese firm.

24,000 Chevy Colorados and 8,000 GMC Canyons were sold last year, large enough numbers to contribute noticeably to GM’s bottom line. That’s still a significant decrease from 2005’s peak of 163,000 units.

As of 1 March 2011, there was a 58-day supply of the Colorado, two days less than the industry average.

One Response to GM Plant Idled Due To Japan Quake

  1. Matt says:

    I’ve not heard good things about these trucks anyway, especially the interiors are well known to fall apart if I remember right.

    I rarely see them around town unless they’re at a parts store as part of their delivery fleet.

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