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Suzuki to halt auto production at two plants in central Japan

Chip shortage puts worsening squeeze on carmakers

Suzuki Motor's release of its first all-electric vehicle is likely to accelerate an EV shift in the category of compact cars.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Suzuki Motor will temporarily halt production at two of its three auto plants in Japan due to a shortage of semiconductors, Nikkei has learned, a sign of the growing headache the supply squeeze is causing the industry.

The decision comes amid continuing shortages of computer chips, as well as concerns over delays in procuring some parts.

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