Toyota bought zero Hilux pickup vehicles final month as its stock has run out and there is been no new arrival. Hilux is produced abroad and imported into Vietnam as a completely-built unit.
The SUV Toyota Raize, one other trending automotive of the Japanese model, is anticipated to be delivered inside six or seven months, sellers say.
“Some fashions would possibly face shortages till the tip of the yr,” stated a gross sales official at a Toyota dealership in HCMC.
It is a new state of affairs for widespread automotive fashions. Up to now, gradual deliveries occurred due to administrative and customs points, not as a result of overseas factories have been unable to ship the automobiles.
American model Ford stated that the scarcity of components was delaying supply of its widespread SUV Explorer to Vietnam.
Mitsubishi has additionally seen decreased provide of its SUVs Pajero Sport and Triton imported from Thailand.
“Main manufacturers make plans three or 4 months prematurely to mitigate any provide problem which may happen. But when this scarcity of components persists, we received’t get the anticipated gross sales,” stated Vo Thanh Tai, Mitsubishi Vietnam’s head of promoting.
The manufacturing of recent automobiles has been impacted globally over the past two years due to the pandemic, leading to a scarcity of the chips used to regulate all the things from powertrains to digital security methods.
The continued Russia-Ukraine disaster has introduced larger challenges to the business. It’s set to decrease international light-duty car manufacturing by 2.6 million models for this yr and the subsequent, based on S&P World Mobility.
Globally, patrons of automobiles which have a variety of electronics have to attend longer than those that purchase automobiles with comparatively much less expertise. Within the U.S., some manufacturers are delivering automobiles with lacking electronics components equivalent to screens with a promise they’ll ship them when they’re out there once more.
In Japan, patrons of Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX600 should look ahead to as much as 4 years. It is because the battle has brought about logistical and provide chain issues in addition to shortages of car elements.
Many automakers supply wire harnesses utilized in automobiles for electrical energy and communication between components from Ukraine.
Luxurious manufacturers have additionally been impacted. Lexus and Porsche clients say that they’ve to attend for six to 9 months, and in some instances, for 12 months or extra, with a purpose to get their automobiles.
Clients of Mercedes and BMW are additionally having to attend for months to get the automobiles they’ve ordered.
The delay is longer for automobiles which have many electronics components as factories shouldn’t have sufficient chips to make them.
For automobiles which might be assembled in Vietnam, the scarcity of components is inflicting gross sales to plunge.
The favored pickup truck Ford Ranger noticed gross sales in February dropping to a report low of 230 models.
South Korea’s Hyundai, whose automobiles are assembled in Vietnam by TC Motors, are unable to satisfy clients’ demand for the Tucson and Santa Fe fashions as they require many digital components.
For Kia automobiles, clients are having to attend for one to 4 months.
Vietnamese automaker VinFast can be having difficulties in delivering its electrical automobiles although it has orders for 65,000 models globally. The corporate expects to resolve the problem this summer time.
Vietnam’s auto gross sales rose 34 p.c year-on-year within the first two months to 53,544 models with 4 overseas’s high 5 manufacturers posting double-digit will increase.