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BMW production now listed as "critical" as semiconductor shortage takes hold – report
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5th Jul 2021
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BMW production now listed as "critical" as semiconductor shortage takes hold – report

BMW’s ability to manufacture cars – impeded by the ongoing semiconductor shortage – is now "critical" and could lead to a significant drop in production, according to a new report from international news agency Reuters. Board member Milan Nedeljkovic told the global news outlet manufacturing at some facilities had already been paused – and total output was down by an estimated 30,000 vehicles year-to-date in 2021.
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William Davis
New-car buyers are getting used to paying top dollar and waiting months amid semiconductor shortage – report
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19th May 2021
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New-car buyers are getting used to paying top dollar and waiting months amid semiconductor shortage – report

After almost three decades of record-low new-car prices, buyers are slowly coming to terms with paying top dollar and waiting weeks or months to take delivery of their new vehicle due to stock shortages and delays caused by the global semiconductor crisis. A study by a US automotive industry analyst firm claims new-car buyers struggled with the long lead times at first, but are slowly getting used to paying full retail prices and dealing with limited vehicle supply.
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Joshua Dowling
Hyundai latest to suspend production due to computer chip shortage
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30th Mar 2021
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Hyundai latest to suspend production due to computer chip shortage

Hyundai has suspended production at one of its factories in South Korea thanks to a shortage of semiconductor computer chips. Hyundai is the latest car maker to pause manufacturing due to the chip shortage, with General Motors, Honda, Stellantis, and a number of other companies announcing similar situations over the past month. A spokesperson for Hyundai Australia told CarAdvice the impact to local buyers is expected to be minimal.
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