The conflict in Ukraine continues toimpact car manufacturers. The German press informs that Volkswagen has decided to delay the launch of its new electric SUV, the ID.5. A new setback for the German brand which has already had to shut down several of its factories for lack of available components. A situation to which is added the shortage of semiconductors.
Shut down factories
The German press indicates that the Ukrainian conflict prevents thecable supply. The Ukrainian factory Leoni, located in the west of the country, can no longer produce wiring harnesses for the various manufacturers for which the company works. A major supply concern for Volkswagen, which badly needs it for its Electric SUV. A concern for components which therefore led to the closure of the Zwickau plant in Germany where the ID.5s are produced.
For the moment the manufacturer has not announced a date for the resumption of production.
Delay of at least one month
At the end of 2021, Volkswagen announced the opening of orders for its ID.5 in France. As a reminder, the entry price of the brand’s first 100% electric coupé SUV starts at €49,450 (customer bonus deducted).
The first deliveries of l’ID.5 should not take place before the beginning of May. Delays who could be lengthened depending on the resumption of production in Germany for the ID.5. Initially the first deliveries of the ID.5 were to take place on next week, for a planned commercial launch At the beginning of April. Volkswagen explains that the vehicles available in stock and in dealerships do not make it possible to ensure the first deliveries of the Electric SUV.
If these delivery delays also affect other manufacturers, the situation may become complicated for Volkswagen, which also produces the ID.3 and ID.4. For these two models, too, deliveries could be extended. With the additional threat of an increase in the price of vehicles due to increase in raw materials.
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