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News Toyota Faced with More Production Cuts Due to Chip Shortage

Toyota Faced with More Production Cuts Due to Chip Shortage

The microchip shortage will affect 10 out of Toyota’s 28 assembly lines in Japan

  • At least 100,000 fewer vehicles will be produced in October.

  • An extra 50,000 units may not be assembled in November as well.

Toyota’s in a bind, as are many other automakers around the globe. The ongoing global microchip shortage continues to haunt production and the giant Japanese auto manufacturer will have to revise its projected output numbers once again.

Despite the situation, Toyota plans to build 9.7 million new vehicles in its current fiscal year which ends next March. So far, it looks as though they will miss the mark. In the first six months of 2022, production was 3.8% from 2021 numbers for a total of 4.36 million units.

To achieve their target, Toyota had hoped to build at least 900,000 vehicles per month from September 2022 into March of 2023 according to Automotive News. Unfortunately, the parts problem means that output will unlikely surpass 800,000 cars in October and potentially 850,000 in November.

Of the 10 lines over seven plants (from a total of 28 lines across 14 plants), the models affected by the shortage are the extremely popular RAV4, Camry, Crown, and GR Yaris. Lexus vehicles will also be impacted as the LC, IS, RC, ES, and CT, as well as the Lexus UX, NX, and RX crossovers and the Lexus GX SUV, will all be produced in lower numbers.

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