Audi has made the decision to extend its production stops due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage. Most of the assembly lines at its Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm factories have been at a standstill this week.
According to Automotive News Europe, the decreased work plan was originally scheduled to end last Friday. This has been extended now been extended.
In Ingolstadt, the assembly line for the Audi Q2 crossover and A3 compact car will be at a complete standstill next week. This same line was stagnant last week as well.
The other two lines that focus on the Audi A3, A4 and A5 are running on at least some days, but only in one shift each. This consists of one Monday to Thursday on the early shift and another Tuesday to Thursday on the night shift.
At the Neckarsulm plant, production of the A4 and A5 will be paused while the A6, A7 and A8 models will be produced from Monday to Thursday. The A6 and A7 will only be produced in one shift each.
According to a spokeswoman for the Neckarsulm site, the overall situation is somewhat better than in the previous week.
In the previous week, production of the A4, A5, A6 and A7 models was suspended entirely while the A8 was produced in one shift. There are still no restrictions at the Böllinger Höfe factory, where the R8 and e-tron GT luxury sports cars are built.