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Buying a Mercedes may have to wait a year due to lack of chips

virtueCustomers who buy Mercedes cars who want to order more equipment will have to wait a year to have a car due to a lack of chips to install.

Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius said Mercedes customers are facing waiting times of more than a year for their orders because of production disruptions due to chip shortages, in an interview today. September in Germany.

A privately imported G63 in Vietnam. Photo: Minh Quan

He talks with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – The newspaper was born in 1949: “The demand for cars is very strong while there are serious production constraints. For some models, the waiting time is longer than we would like, in In some cases it can take up to a year.”

Kaellenius repeated his earlier forecast that chip supply troubles plaguing carmakers worldwide will continue until 2023, when structural problems as well as bans pandemic-induced transport in key supplying countries remains.

In addition to customers having to wait a long time if choosing more features, dealers also push prices sky-high for cars already on the market. The price increases on the Mercedes G-Class model are a good example, the increase can be up to 100,000 USD.

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