OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Tornado damage to General Motors' Oklahoma City plant could delay the launch of the GMC Envoy XUV. Production of the Envoy XUV, with an unusual sliding roof that opens above the rear cargo area, is scheduled to start in the third quarter. But spokesman Dan Flores said last week that GM does not know how long it will take to rebuild the extensively damaged plant.
"We're probably talking weeks," Flores said. "We're not going to be building trucks next week."
Last week GM was restoring electrical power so it could test production equipment, he said.
The plant, which assembles the Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT, Envoy XL and the Isuzu Ascender, was "very significantly damaged" by a twister on May 8.