PUEBLA.- Volkswagen’s Puebla plant will temporarily stop production lines for the Jetta and Taos models due to a lack of semiconductors, the company reported.
From December 5 to 23, Jetta lines employees will not work any of the shifts, but those who do not have vacations will be paid between 71.42 and 77.1% of their salary.
While for the Taos model and its lines, the second shift will not work for three weeks, from December 5 to 9, 71.42 percent will be paid; from December 13 to 16, 77.14 percent will be paid; and from December 19 to 23, 71.42 percent.
Approximately 2,500 units will not be manufactured during this time, which will affect Volkswagen as these two models are among the most in-demand on the market.
Volkswagen’s production stops, during 2022, have already had an impact on its national sales, for example, in November they plummeted 57% compared to the same month of 2021, reporting 3,645 units against the 8,390 produced in November of the previous year.
Meanwhile, the accumulated production of the Jetta model registered a decrease of 21.73% during the first ten months of this year 2022, compared to the same period of 2021.