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Mercedes-Benz custom orders could take more than a year due to chip shortage

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Mercedes-Benz consumers are going through waiting situations of much more than a 12 months for their orders simply because of interruptions to creation brought on by chip shortages, Daimler Main Govt Ola Kallenius advised a German newspaper in an interview on Friday.

“Need is massive at Mercedes-Benz and at the identical time there are sad to say critical restrictions,” he advised Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “For some types the waiting situations are for a longer time than we would like, in some scenarios over a 12 months.”

Kaellenius recurring a former forecast that the difficulties with chip offer plaguing automakers around the globe would keep on into 2023, as structural issues as very well as pandemic-induced lockdowns in key supplier countries persist.

The hold off in custom made orders runs parallel with the concerns surrounding sky-rocketing dealer charges for automobiles already on the good deal. The markups on the Mercedes G-Course, as one particular extreme example, extend very well into the $100,000 range. 

(Reporting by Victoria Waldersee, Enhancing by Louise Heavens)

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