“Volkswagen’s vehicle plant in Puebla has experienced intermittent production; This is based on the availability of components”, detailed Volkswagen in an email to Expansion.
The last production stoppage was scheduled from December 5 to 9. “Of the three segments in production, the one corresponding to Tiguan works normally, while the one dedicated to the manufacture of the Taos model works during a shift and the one dedicated to the Jetta model does not record production activity“, Add.
From January to November of this year, the plant has assembled 157,513 units of Tiguanbeing this model the one with the highest production volume, followed by Taos with 68,818 units and jetta with 52,737 units, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography in Mexico (Inegi).
In the same period of 2012, the complex had assembled 571,698 units. The greatest volume was concentrated jetta with 366,027 units, followed by Sportwagen with 104,584 units and Beetle and Beetle Convertible with 101,087 units.
Less production, less sales
Volkswagen had held the third position in sales for a decade, behind Nissan and Chevrolet. But between January and November of this year, the German became the fifth best-selling brand with 8% participation, after Nissan, Chevrolet, Toyota and KIA.
From January to November, its best-selling model has been windy manufactured in India with 14,319 units, followed by Saveiro imported from Brazil with 13,784 units, and Tiguan Mexican manufacturing with 9,292 units.
Globally, Volkswagen deliveries increased a little more than 10% in the third quarter of the year as supply chain problems abated, but they are still 12.9% below the accumulated figure from January to October 2021.
In the middle of the year, Volkswagen and French-Italian chipmaker STMicroelectronics announced an agreement to jointly develop a new semiconductor in a bid to stabilize production.