Reason would dictate that GM would want to introduce a convertible for the Summer.Brian said:Personally, I have my doubts that GM, or any other car manufacturer for that matter, could start producing a brand new defect free car in volume the first day the assembly line is turned on. My guess is that GM will start the line in april and work out the bugs in the line with volume production starting in may and possible shipments starting in june.
I just think given the time frame that has been rumored, GM's marketing department will use the date to launch the solstice.
Very correct! The only problem is we don’t have a firm date on when GM will start (or whether they already have started) building cars on the line. That is when they will start ramping up to regular production vehicles, and then ramping that up to full capacity (for the car).bigd said:Reason would dictate that GM would want to introduce a convertible for the Summer.
BTW, no one just "turns on" an assembly line and starts building cars at full rate. There is always an acceleration period that varies in length based on how new the car/line is. All cars are inspected multiple times before being shipped. The defect rate is one of the factors in the decision of when to "launch" a new car.