The Americas accounted for the bulk of vehicle output affected by the microchip shortage in the latest update from AutoForecast Solutions. The production of 75,000 additional vehicles was estimated to be lost in the 10 days since the previous report.
Ford’s plant in Oakville, Ontario (Edge, Nautilus), added about 18,500 units, bringing its total to 33,000.
The big picture
- Number of vehicles not produced because of announced closures to date: 780,000, up from 705,000 as of Feb. 16.
- Projected volume impact: 1.6 million, up from 1.4 million 10 days earlier.