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Volkswagen Points Finger at Suppliers Over Car Chip Shortage | Investing News

By Jan Schwartz and Christoph Steitz

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen said bad planning on the part of its suppliers has compounded a computer chip shortage blighting the global auto industry, claiming it gave ample notice that the coronavirus’ hit to car production would be limited.

VW was in December the first carmaker to warn of a chip supply crunch that has hit global automakers, forcing them to cut or halt production as the semiconductor industry struggles to keep up with a recovery in the car sector.

The German company told its suppliers in April last year – when much of global car production was idled due to the coronavirus pandemic – that it expected a strong recovery in the second half of 2020, a VW executive, who declined to be named, told Reuters.

Volkswagen, the world’s second-largest carmaker, says it was made aware of the chip shortage by one of

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2023 Porsche Cayenne, 2022 Nissan Frontier, Apple car: Today’s Car News

A prototype for an updated version of the Porsche Cayenne has been spotted. It looks like the popular performance SUV is about to take on a whole new look.

Another vehicle that has taken on a new look is the Nissan Frontier. The mid-size pickup truck has been redesigned but still shares a lot mechanically with its predecessor.

Apple is thought to be working on a self-driving electric vehicle, and the tech giant may just end up tapping Hyundai Motor Group to build it. The latest rumors point to the vehicle being a driverless shuttle or delivery van.

You’ll find these stories and more in today’s car news, right here at Motor Authority.

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2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 73e, 2021 Freze Nikrob EV: Today’s Car News

Cadillac’s true successor to the CTS-V will make its formal debut later today. The new super sedan will go by the name CT5-V Blackwing, and will be joined by a smaller CT4-V Blackwing which replaces the former ATS-V. Both go on sale this summer as 2022 models.

Another super sedan in the headlines today is a plug-in hybrid version of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. Expected to be badged a GT 73e, the new model may end up boasting over 800 hp.

Last year Latvia’s Dartz said it planned to revive historic Russian brand Freze. The first model for the modern Freze has now been revealed as an electric city car called the Nikrob EV. It goes on sale later this year in a handful of European countries and is priced to start from about $12,000.

You’ll find these stories and more in today’s car news, right here at

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Meyers Automotive Service provides car for veteran Summey – News – Sturgis Journal – Sturgis, MI

When a Sturgis automotive service company recently had the opportunity to help a veteran in need of a car, the business rose to the occasion.

Meyers Automotive Service recently presented Stoney Summey from St. Joseph County Veterans Affairs with a 2005 Buick. The vehicle is being given to a local veteran in need of reliable transportation.

“We were able to get this great car with the help of Travis Henline, owner of Sturgis Towing,” Meyers Automotive said in an online statement. “We gave the car a thorough inspection and repaired it as needed before turning it over to Stoney.”

Meyers Automotive Service owner Barry Lindblom said Thursday it “was a great opportunity that fell into my lap.”

“This was a great opportunity to do a little good and to help

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