Common Motors is suspending the launch of a brand new inline-six turbodiesel engine within the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 till the 2020 mannequin yr.
The EPA’s emissions certification process for the engine is taking longer than anticipated, making a “slight delay,” in response to a memo GM despatched to sellers Tuesday.
The full-size diesel pickups have been anticipated to go on sale for the 2019 mannequin yr in early 2019, months after gasoline variations began arriving at dealerships final fall.
GM mentioned 2020 diesel pickup manufacturing will start “quickly” however the delay means vendor orders for the fashions can be canceled and should be resubmitted.
Sellers and clients impacted by the cancellation can be provided a alternative 2020 automobile, in response to the memo. Notification and timing of the alternative orders can be supplied later, the corporate mentioned.
An organization spokesman mentioned vendor orders for the 2020 diesel fashions will open “quickly.” He declined to touch upon what number of orders have been positioned for…