The information comes from Chevrolet spokesman Terry Rhadigan, who told Automotive News that the decision is due to a number of factors. "We're still going to build every one we can, and we're excited to get them out,” he said. Rhadigan also revealed that the first cars should arrive in dealerships in time for the "spring/summer" selling season.
GM has already received more than 10,000 advance orders for the car, which should take the carmaker at least a few months to produce.
While Rhadigan refused to give a reason for the delay, he did mention that a recent dispute with one of GM’s suppliers for the Camaro was not the reason. Last month GM sued one of its bankrupt parts suppliers, Cadence Innovation, and now the outcome of the lawsuit may be the determining factor in whether or not the highly anticipated 2010 Chevrolet Camaro will arrive on time.
Before Cadence Innovation filed for bankruptcy, the company produced door trim, airbag covers and instrument panels, for which GM provided the necessary machinery to manufacture the parts. This machinery is now being held by Cadence and GM has filed a lawsuit demanding that Cadence release the equipment and parts, stating that “even one day’s disruption in supply of certain component parts could cause a shutdown of GM assembly operations, disrupting not only GM’s business, but the operations of countless suppliers, dealers, customers and other stakeholders."