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VW to halt production at Puebla plant for 3 weeks due to chip shortage

In the seller letter, shared with Automotive News, the brand stated it would “continue our planned current market introduction of the Taos in early June with effectively about eight,000 Taos predicted to produce to sellers in June alone. On the other hand, due to this shed generation, it will acquire extra time to develop Taos inventory up to our concentrate on concentrations, and delay our attempts to stability the FWD and AWD availability.”

In a statement the automaker stated: “Volkswagen de México expects to make even further adjustments to its generation system, which will start off in June and at different instances for its a few generation segments, the resuming of manufacturing functions will re-recognized progressively as soon as our suppliers assured to us, we will do our greatest effort to recover generation later in the yr.”

This thirty day period, VW of The united states product or service and technique executive Hein Schafer said if the chip shortage hits the automaker tricky in the next fifty percent of the yr, it will possible prioritize production of the Taos over the larger, extra costly freshened Tiguan to be certain the Taos’ start is uninterrupted. 

Before in the week, VW told sellers that its plant in Chattanooga, would eliminate two months of generation the months of June 7th and 14th since of the microchip shortage. Chattanooga builds the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport crossovers, as effectively as the Passat sedan.

VW has below 40 days provide of inventory on hand at its dealerships. The brand reports its U.S. sales quarterly, and will not report its next-quarter sales until July.