Maruti Suzuki production falls slightly in April due to chip shortages

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Maruti Suzuki becomes the latest car brand to join the list of companies hit by the semiconductor crisis.

Of : HT Auto Desk
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Updated on:
May 02, 2022 7:58 am

Maruti Suzuki production fell by 1.6 percent in April 2022.

Maruti Suzuki has reported that its production volume in April this year fell slightly by 1.6 percent to 157,392 units due to a shortage of electronic components, including semiconductors. The company also said it produced 159,955 units as of April last year.

(Also Read: Maruti Suzuki Reports Slight Decline in Total April Sales at 150,661 Units)

India’s largest automaker said its passenger car production volume fell to 152,954 units last month, down from 157,585 units sold in April last year. On the other hand, light commercial vehicle production increased to 4,438 units from 2,370 units in April 2021.

As the automaker has announced, production of its compact cars like the Alto and S-Presso fell to 22,655 units last month, compared to 29,056 units in April 2021. So did production of compact cars like the Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Auch Dzire fell to 76,978 units from 83,432 cars produced in April 2021. In the mid-size sedan segment, Ciaz’s production also collapsed to 1,756 units in April 2022, compared to 2,194 units in April 2021.

Due to the semiconductor crisis, the automotive industry has been in a severe crisis worldwide for more than a year. Currently, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing war between them has exacerbated the severity of the problem, with both countries playing a crucial role in microchip production for the auto industry. Aside from semiconductor shortages, several other parts of production are also experiencing disruptions. This has resulted in a massive production and supply disruption for the auto industry. Vehicle manufacturers have significantly delayed the delivery of popular models. Apart from that, automakers have also announced price increases for their respective vehicles, citing rising input costs due to the disruption as the cause.

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