General Motors is extending temporary shutdowns at three assembly plants through mid-March due to a global shortage of semiconductor chips.
The impacted plants are in Kansas; Ontario, Canada; and San Luis Potosí, Mexico. They produce the Chevrolet Malibu sedan and Buick Encore, Cadillac XT4, GMC Terrain and Chevy Equinox and Trax crossovers.
The shutdowns, which were initially supposed to last through this week, will be re-assessed in mid-March. They’re intended to ensure the company has enough semiconductor chips to produce its more profitable pickup trucks and SUVs.