That start date has reportedly been pushed back to September 20. An exact reason for the three-month delay was not provided, but it’s fair to assume the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage crisis has something to do with it. Camaro production has already ground to a halt and restarted more than one because of this issue, though that was for the final batch of 2021 models.
Industry analysts predict the chip shortage will last through the end of the year, so it’s really no surprise some models, especially less popular ones like the Camaro, are taking a hit. GM, like its rivals, is devoting its chip supplies to better-selling trucks and SUVs.