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News Volkswagen Halts Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 Production

Volkswagen Halts Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 Production

SUV, city car production takes a week off

  • Parts shortages shutter facility for one week

  • VW hopes to use excess components to bolster other operations

Volkswagen Group is being forced to stop production of several important models this week, as the brand is experiencing shortages of key parts at a plant in Slovakia.

The Bratislava plant is home to the Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, and the Audi Q7 and Q8 SUVs. The Volkswagen Up city car, Seat Mii, and Skoda Citigo are also built at the same facility.

The production stoppage set to run the full week is related to the usual issue, a shortage of semiconductors, but the war in Ukraine is also playing a role, Volkswagen said, reports Automotive News Europe.

Ukraine is home to some significant automotive suppliers and builds a large number of wiring harnesses used in vehicles built in Europe by Volkswagen Group as well as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and others. Production of these parts has been affected, obviously, by Russia’s invasion of the country.

This is the second closure for the Bratislava plant, which paused briefly last month. Volkswagen said it has been able to relaunch production in Wolfsburg, Germany, more quickly than expected, but other plants, including those that build its ID electric vehicles, will take longer to get back up and running.

Volkswagen said that semiconductors and other sharable components not used by the Slovakia plant this week will be used to replenish supply chains at other facilities, and hopefully give them better stability in those supply chains.



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