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Mitsubishi cuts output by another 16,000 vehicles on chip crunch

Japanese automakers scramble as Renesas fire exacerbates the shortage

Mitsubishi Motors trucks in Thailand: The automaker's production cuts this year will total 27,500 units through May amid a global shortage of automotive chips. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Motors will slash output by 16,000 units worldwide in May, the Japanese automaker said Friday, after a factory fire at key supplier Renesas Electronics squeezed the already tight global supply of automotive semiconductors.

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