MEXICO CITY -- Volkswagen Group's Mexico unit says it expects to restart production of three segments from next week and in July after output was curtailed by a global semiconductor chip supply crunch.
"Volkswagen de Mexico is preparing a return to activities for its three manufacturing segments," the company said in a statement on Sunday
Automakers including GM, Ford Motor and Toyota have cut production this year due to the shortage of semiconductor chips, which was caused by factors including a rise in demand for electronic devices during the pandemic and fast recovery in auto markets.
Volkswagen said there is a general expectation that the chip supply will improve in the second half but the company added that "possible future adjustments (to production) cannot be ruled out."
Production of the Jetta, Taos and Tiguan models will be resumed separately and on different dates starting next week and during the month of July, Volkswagen said.