QUATRO RODAS reported yesterday that production of the Chevrolet Onix and Onix Plus was disabled at the Gravataí (RS) plant. General Motors denied the reports, as they did Director of Administrative Affairs of Gravataí Metalworkers Union (Sinmgra), Valcir Ascari, who we can only contact today. But there are problems with Onix and Onix Plus losing devices because of this.
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Sources heard by QUATRO RODAS were incorrect in saying that the production of the singles was interrupted. People connected to dealers in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul report that they have not received cars for several weeks and that no cars have been billed, as happened when production was stopped.
“With the internet, the factory has been stopped. What is the point of producing if they don’t produce cars?”, contends an employee of a company selling products in Rio de Janeiro.
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Another source emphasized the lack of availability of cars: “For retail, there may be a car for sale, as they have already been invoiced and delivered. But for direct sales and new orders, the information we have is that we will run out of new invoices in June and July, and return to normal only in August”.
Onix and Onix Plus lost almost all connectivity
Confirming the rumors reported in the original text, Chevrolet has already sent dealers a new list of standard equipment for the Onix and Onix Plus 2023. The main change is that all versions now have Bluetooth and Android Auto as options, although they retain the 8-inch. MyLink.
Apple Carplay is still available, but only via cable: the wireless connection is lost. This goes for all versions: LT, LTZ, RS and also the top of the line Premier. Versions with Wi-Fi will also not have standard equipment.
It’s the same strategy that Chevrolet adopted with the automatic digital air conditioning for the Onix Premier. With a feature listed as an option, the manufacturer can return to production units and all systems when the features are available.
When contacted by the report, Chevrolet sent the following statement:
”The global supply chain has still shown unpredictability in the delivery of components, with particular impact on the global automotive industry. We are actively working with our suppliers to minimize the possibility of production stoppages and find alternatives to improve delivery times for our customers. For this reason, for a while, the versions of the Onix, Onix Plus and Tracker models will have new sales packages, more available, without certain multimedia features. GM also informs that it will be possible for the customer to purchase a new module in the future that can enable these features. At the moment, however, we do not have a set time frame for trading this feature”.