General Motors is running very low on supplies on two of its most popular crossovers, the GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox. As it stands, there is only a 7-day supply of the Equinox and 13 for the Terrain. The industry average for vehicle supply is at least 30 days. GM islooking to boost production of both to keep up with demand.
The GM manufacturing facility in Ingersoll, Ontario, is working around the clock to keep up with demand, but that isn't proving to be enough. GM President of North America Mark Reuss explained earlier today that he was considering some options in expanding production for the two vehicles.
"We sit with assets that aren't utilized. That's a problem," commented Reuss of the idle plants GM has. "We've got a damn good plant in Spring Hill sitting idle," which may now be put back to work.
Back in November GM bought Suzuki out of its 50-percent stake in the CAMI manufacturing facility. As of that time, the plant would no longer manufacture the XL7 for Suzuki, freeing up some capacity. Though currently running three shifts, the Ingersoll plant's productionis still short of demand.
According to Reuss, Buick LaCrosse, and Cadillac SRX production is limited by plant capacity, as well.
Source: Automotive News