This has been a particularly difficult year for fleet departments relative to maintaining a secure and predictable supply chain. Never-before-seen complications from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to dismantle order-to-delivery expectations, and these complications will undoubtedly draw on well into 2021. This may further thwart your efforts to get new vehicles into service when needed.
In that regard, General Motors announced this week it will be accelerating order cutoff dates for the following high-volume vehicles for the 2021 model year:
ARI will continue to alert the fleet community to drastic OEM changes such as this. For more vehicle production information, you can refer anytime to our Updates & Projections resources. Feel free to contact us for in-depth advice on managing your vehicle supply chain. You can also subscribe to The Morning Brake, for once- or twice-weekly news from the fleet and automotive industries and more.