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Japanese automakers suspend production because of chip shortages


In the context of a global shortage of semiconductors, Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Suzuki are the automakers that will be directly affected in the near future.

A global chip shortage (due to a shortage of semiconductors) is forcing Nissan and Suzuki to suspend production at some plants in June. Nissan will shut down its plant in Kyushu, southern Japan, for three days. June 24, 25 and 28, and made production adjustments for the month at Tochigi and Oppama factories in Japan.

Nissan’s vehicle production line in Kyushu, Japan.

Nissan will also suspend production of some models at the plant in Mexico, declining to say which models will be halted because the plans have not been made public.

A Nissan spokesman said: “Global semiconductor shortages have impacted auto parts procurement. Due to shortages, Nissan is adjusting production and implementing new products. necessary action to ensure production”.

Suzuki also said it would shut down three plants in Shizuoka prefecture for three to nine days, and also declined to identify the models that were suspended because the plan was not made public.

A spokesman for Suzuki said the plan “has yet to be confirmed”, while the company offered a temporary production plan to auto parts makers, in order to mitigate the impact of the chip shortage.

Mitsubishi said it will reduce total production by 30,000 vehicles in June at five plants in Japan, Thailand and Indonesia, adding that this risk has been factored into its earnings outlook for the current fiscal year. in.

Sunshine (according to the Autoblog)

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