The estimate for worldwide vehicle production lost because of the shortage of microchips rose by nearly 107,000 units last week, according to the latest report from AutoForecast Solutions.
AFS estimated the total of lost vehicles at 5,960,000 to date, compared with 5,853,000 a week earlier.
For auto plants in North America, the tally of vehicle cutbacks to date rose by 71,300 from a week earlier.
The new estimate includes production cuts to various models by Nissan North America, including nearly 8,000 Rogue crossovers (Smyrna, Tenn.), 6,800 Sentra sedans (Aguascalientes, Mexico) and 6,700 Altima sedans (Canton, Miss.).
General Motors’ production cuts included 7,600 Chevrolet Equinox crossovers and 6,400 Chevrolet Blazer crossovers (Ramos Arizpe, Mexico), according to the AFS report.
AFS now forecasts that total production losses resulting from the microchip shortage could climb to more than 7.1 million vehicles.