September Shutdown For JLR

Thu 8th Sep 2022

One of England’s most popular car brands is still struggling to meet orders as the global shortage of semiconductors continues to impact production.

Media reports this week suggest that Jaguar Land Rover will pause production of their Discovery, Evoque and Velar models through September due to a shortage of parts. News from the Wales247 website also claims that Jaguar will also be slowing down production of the XE, XF and F-Pace models.

It’s unwelcome news for Land Rover fans, particularly those who were hoping to see a brand new model on their driveways this year. Despite announcing an all-new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport in 2022, the company has admitted that many new customers would face a 12 month wait for delivery of their new vehicle.

The global semiconductor shortage was a consequence of the 2020 global lockdown, when factories in China switched their attention to building microchips for personal computers and mobile phones, instead of making car parts.

In response to the rumours of September factory closures, a JLR spokesperson said: “Like other automotive manufacturers, as our business recovers from the impact of the pandemic, we are experiencing supply chain disruption, particularly in the global availability of semiconductors, which is impacting our production schedules. We continue to see strong customer demand for our vehicles, and we are taking every action possible to secure semiconductor supply and minimise the impact on customer orders wherever possible.”