Finding a new Chevy or GMC pickup truck may get a lot easier soon.
New 2021 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks that were almost finished but parked in lots near General Motors (GM) assembly plants while the automaker worked on sourcing hard-to-find microchips are now being completed.
Reuters reports GM confirmed at a media summit that the automaker is “a bit better than halfway through” finishing up those trucks.
Autotrader has also reached out to GM for comment.
The news comes just as Chevrolet and GMC both unveiled new versions of their trucks for 2022. The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado boasts a more conventional design, while the 2022 GMC Sierra offers even more upscale versions that are likely to push the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) even higher.
For months, GM has made various tweaks to its trucks — such as building them without certain fuel-saving or convenience features — to be able to ship at least some inventory to dealers. Like other automakers, GM has struggled to keep pace with demand, especially during a computer chip shortage stretching on for at least six months.
Sales of big pickups are off this year, but not because consumers don’t want to park them in their driveways. Dealer inventories are depleted, and many dealers now ask over MSRP for the most popular configurations. See Chevrolet Silverado models for sale and See GMC Sierra models for sale