The entire world is facing the repercussions of semi-conductor chip crisis, and now Pakistani car buyers are also facing delay in automobiles delivery due to the same issue. The chip shortage issue is affecting the supply chain and production of cars in the country, with buyers facing months long delay in deliveries, Dawn reported.
The chip crisis began in the first quarter of 2021 in Asia, and the global auto industry is facing massive shortage as the demand for semi-conductors increased after lockdowns were lifted.
As per reports, in Pakistan, buying who booked Honda City models including Aspire are facing the longest wait, as the company is giving a delivery time of March 2022, in case someone books it today. Meanwhile, other Honda models would be delivered in January and February 2022.
Reportedly, the company has booked over 12,000 units after opening up the booking in May. A company executive from Honda told Dawn, “We have parts of Honda City. The delivery of the vehicles booked in May will start from August 24”, adding that the company has stopped booking of Civic model for a month due to shortage of semiconductor chip.
On the other hand, people booking Toyota Yaris will have to wait between one to 1.5 months for the delivery, and those booking Hilux and Fortuner will have to wait three to four months.
Suzuki buyers are also facing a delay between 15 days, 1 month to two months, as the company is facing delay in shipments of imported parts amid lockdown.
While the new auto entrant in Pakistan MG Motors has informed its customers that the “global auto industry “is facing a historic challenge relating to a serious shortage of semiconductor chips right now. This is beyond any one’s control and deliveries are being delayed for all car brands.”
MG assured that they are working day and night to ensure timely deliveries. The company has also reportedly promised to refund customers’ amount on request while urging them to show patience.
From : pk.mashable.com