Automotive Chip Shortage Update
Why does there seem to be even less new vehicle inventory now? What’s going on?
August 27, 2021: Well, it seems many automotive manufacturers get their microchips from Malaysia. And right now Malaysia is getting hit very hard with Covid. GM is sending vaccines etc. and doing everything they can to help get them back to work. But in the meantime, nearly all vehicles produced are being affected by the shortage of microchips. So, it is difficult to predict exact dates when vehicles will be back in stock as the situation is changing hourly.
Please visit our showroom or call our Customer Care Team at 1-630-898-9630 for the latest inventory updates. Our website doesn’t always show the most recent arrivals and you don’t want to miss out!
Where is Malaysia you ask?
- Malaysia is located in southeastern Asia. The country has two regions: Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. They are separated by the South China Sea. On the island of Borneo, East Malaysia is bordered by Brunei to the north and Indonesia to the south.
- Hey, isn’t the Sultan of Brunei the richest royal in the world? Nope, not anymore – see below.
Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn came out at No 1 above the long-time richest royal, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, with Morocco's King Mohammed VI rounding out the top 5 richest monarchs in the world.
Malaysia’s main exports are: electrical and electronics products (36 percent), chemicals (7.1 percent), petroleum products (7.0 percent), liquefied natural gas (6 percent), and palm oil (5.1 percent).
Primary production remains important: the country is a major producer of rubber and palm oil, exports considerable quantities of petroleum and natural gas, and is one of the world’s largest sources of commercial hardwoods.
Thanks for reading about the Automotive Chip Shortage Update. We hope to have better news in the near future!