BERLIN (Reuters) – Mercedes-Benz prospects are going through ready instances of greater than a yr for his or her orders due to interruptions to manufacturing attributable to chip shortages, Daimler Chief Government Ola Kallenius instructed a German newspaper in an interview on Friday.
“Demand is big at Mercedes-Benz and on the identical time there are sadly extreme limitations,” he instructed Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “For some fashions the ready instances are longer than we wish, in some instances over a yr.”
Kaellenius repeated a earlier forecast that the troubles with chip provide plaguing automakers worldwide would proceed into 2023, as structural issues in addition to pandemic-induced lockdowns in key provider nations persist.
The delay in customized orders runs parallel with the problems surrounding sky-rocketing seller costs for automobiles already on the lot. The markups on the Mercedes G-Class, as one excessive instance, stretch properly into the $100,000 vary.
(Reporting by Victoria Waldersee, Modifying by Louise Heavens)