Coronavirus not affecting GM's US truck output 'at this time'

General Motors (GM) does not anticipate its full-size truck production in the United States to experience any immediate effect from the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China, according to a company spokesman.

“The situation is still quite fluid, but GM, other automakers and suppliers have begun the process of restarting vehicle and parts production in China,” David Barnas, a representative from GM’s communications department told Fastmarkets via email last Friday February 14.

“We continue to monitor our supply chain and are in close communications with our tier-one suppliers to attempt to mitigate risks to production in North America. We do not anticipate any impact on full-size truck production at this time,” he said.

GM’s response followed a US news report on Friday of concerns raised by United Auto Workers (UAW) officials, the...


Rijuta Dey Bera

February 17, 2020

05:14 GMT

New York