The global chip shortage continues to do its thing.
Up to 5,000 vehicles will not be assembled.
Audi and Seat models will also be affected.
Like most automakers facing the ongoing and seemingly endless global microchip shortage, Volkswagen was forced to prioritize the production of some models over others. Up until now, the German car company had focused on EVs but now they too will be put on pause for the week.
Since the start of the microchip shortage, Volkswagen has stopped both Golf and Tiguan assembly lines at their Wolfsburg plant. The decision was made in order to support the brand’s EV efforts in Zwickau and Dresden and keep vehicles such as the ID.3, ID.4, Audi Q4 e-tron, and Seat Cupra Born rolling off the line.
Unfortunately, none of these will be produced this week according to Automobilwoche. There’s a general consensus brewing where the shortage and supply chain issues will extend through 2022 while others who are more pessimistic forecast that they will drag into 2023.
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang is one who believes that the crisis will last well into 2022. Intel, Toshiba, Nintendo, and Sony have all made similar predictions as reported by Gameindustry. So we’re looking at cars without some features and fewer gaming consoles for a while yet…