Semiconductor chips are still a big problem for car manufacturers around the world. The reason, this component is very limited, and difficult to obtain. Electronics manufacturers also use these chips to make their best products.
This condition makes a number of manufacturers temporarily stop their production activities. Toyota is no exception. They announced to reduce production plans globally in February 2022. There are about 150,000 units that will temporarily stop production.
Reporting from Paultan, the Japanese manufacturer initially had a target to produce 700,000 units of cars per month. This amount is to meet the demand for cars which are currently starting to increase.
However, the limitations of semiconductor chips that afflicted the entire industry, forced them to reconsider this plan. Toyota predicts that production for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022 will be lower than the estimated 9,000,000 units.
Toyota’s plan to stop production is in 11 production lines at eight factories, which are located in Japan. That way, there will be several models that will be affected by the termination.
The models that will be affected include the Toyota GR Yaris, Toyota Corolla, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Harrier, Toyota Yaris Cross, as well as Lexus models from the UX to LS variants.