GM’s first production car in nearly 40 years will not return to the company’s plant in St. Louis, Missouri, as scheduled because of safety issues, the company said on Friday.GM said in a statement that the first vehicle, the 2015 Mustang GT, will not be built in St Louis.
“The Mustang GT will not receive a full redesign, and production will not begin until the end of 2019,” GM said in the statement.
“The Mustang will be repaired and ready for the next generation of Mustangs, which are expected to be introduced in 2021.”
The company said the Mustang will “not be rebuilt or retrofitted to perform its current functions” and will instead undergo “an extensive inspection program.”
The first Mustang was produced in 1982, but the car was discontinued in 1993.
It was revived in 2002 with the 2015 model.
The announcement comes less than a week after GM announced it would spend $1.9 billion on a new factory in Mexico to manufacture cars for the U.S. market.
The company said it would create more than 1,000 jobs in the process.