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Subaru to cut output at plants in Japan, US due to global chip shortage

  • Subaru to adjust production in Gunma, Japan and Indiana, reducing output by several thousand vehicles at each.
  • Global car makers have been hit by a global scramble for semiconductors as demand rebounds from the coronavirus crisis.

Japanese automaker Subaru Corp said on Thursday it would cut output this month by "several thousand" vehicles at plants in Japan and the United States, citing a global shortage of semiconductors.

A spokesman said Subaru will adjust production at factories in Gunma, Japan and Indiana, reducing output by several thousand vehicles at each, without specifying exactly how many fewer cars will be made.

Subaru will also examine in future whether there will be further cuts from February, he said.

Global car makers have been hit by a global scramble for semiconductors as demand rebounds from the coronavirus crisis.

(Also read | How the global chip shortage is impacting Japan's carmakers)

Subaru's competitor Nissan Motor Co Ltd said it planned to reduce production of the Note, a hybrid electric car, at its Oppama Plant in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, while Honda Motor Co also said on Jan. 8 its domestic output could be affected by a shortage of chips.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

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