The worldwide chip shortage strikes again. On Monday, Maserati stated that its new compact luxury SUV, the Grecale, will not be available next month as originally planned. Instead, the big reveal will be revealed in spring 2022, as the Italian luxury carmaker, along with every other car maker, struggles to find semiconductor chips due to the shortage of them.
"Due to the shortage of semiconductors, the quantity of production would not allow us to meet the expected global demand," the carmaker stated in a statement. Sure, the business could have shown us the SUV, but it wanted to sell people the vehicle shortly thereafter. Without chips, that's off the table at Maserati.
The brand stated that the new SUV will feature "ground-breaking" features, including when it comes to connectivity and its human-machine interface. Those kinds of things depend on chips that are in short supply for everyone.
The latest forecasts suggest 2022 could still be a bleak year as supply chains work to unblock and adapt to meet demand. While the worst of it may come to an end this year, a full recovery from the shortage may not come until the first half of 2023.
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