Mercedes-Benz is having serious troubles in supplying their new car to customers as they will have to wait as long as a year in order to receive their vehicles. The major reason for this setback is the infamous semiconductor shortage that is affecting the automobile world globally.
The confirmation came from Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius in a statement in which he said, “Demand is huge at Mercedes-Benz and at the same time there are unfortunately severe limitations,” He further added. “For some models, the waiting times are longer than we would like, in some cases over a year.”
Kallenius also echoed what was previously reported about the issue in the interview. According to Mercedes and BMW, the global chip shortage may not go away until 2023 as an underlying effect of the coronavirus pandemic, though the impact on vehicle production should be less severe next year.
Daimler has previously said that it expects to see significantly lower third-quarter sales across the Mercedes-Benz brand due to the chip shortage but is hopeful that its supply of chips will somewhat improve in the fourth quarter.
This, in turn, will affect the prices of brand new Mercedes-Benz as a shortage of cars will increase the prices of the already available models at the lot.