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Volkswagen Currently The Biggest Victim Of The Ongoing Microchip Shortage

Roughly 3 million vehicles have been “lost” because of the chip shortage. Volkswagen’s clearly not immune


  • 55,000 vehicles were not produced in North America last week.

  • 25,000 of these vehicles were VWs.


According to experts in the matter, we’re about three-quarters of the way through this ongoing global chip shortage. So far, the malaise has cost the auto industry just shy of 3 million vehicles and there’s still a little over a million lost new products to come. Last week’s biggest victim of the shortage was Volkswagen.

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

55,000 new vehicles were not produced in North America due to the shortage. Of the 55,000, Volkswagen vehicles accounted for 25,000. The timing isn’t great as VW’s just launched their new Taos compact SUV. Of the 25k, 6,700 were Taos, 6,400 were Jetta/Bora sedans while nearly 12,000 were VW’s biggest seller, the Tiguan.

Based on Automotive News’ report (subscription required), Stellantis “lost” 17,600 Jeep Compass SUVs and 4,500 Ram pickups. Toyota rounds out the remaining numbers with 4,500 Camrys, RAV4s, and Lexus ES. As well, 3,800 Sequoias were not assembled.

Based on AutoForecast Solutions’ estimates, 4.09 million cars and trucks ultimately could be affected worldwide by the shortage.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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