Third increase in one year
Price hammer at VW, cars are becoming increasingly expensive: Now this is used by the chip crisis
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One "cheap market situation" With a short supply and high demand, VW and the subsidiary brand Audi will increase the prices – now for the third time within a year. Finally, buyers of petrol and diesel cars in particular had to pay more.
Both Volkswagen and Audi want to make their cars more expensive at the beginning of next year. "Already on 10. January wants to increase Volkswagen cars, this emerges from a message to the dealers. Volkswagen does not yet give exact figures", reports the "Automotive week" Citing dealerships. It would already be the third price increase notice within one year. The increase was actually only planned for March next year, but would be preferred to January.Finally, prices had been increased in two rounds by 1.8 and then 1.5 percent. This time they should according to information from "Automotive week" even increase by more than two percent.
VW allegedly increases prices by more than 2 percent
As a reason, Volkswagen indicates increased raw material and energy prices that have to be passed on. But that is obviously not the only reason. "The current market situation is favorable for price development: a strong customer demand for a close offer due to the shortage shortage", Quotes the trade magazine an Audi spokesman. In other words, the chip shortage that car manufacturers complain about ensures that they can now enforce higher prices. And they should remain at the high level, even if the chip circles are overcome at some point.
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For car dealers, the crisis offers the advantage that they have to offer hardly any sales -promoting measures. A dealer of a large Korean car brand said to Site: "At the moment we can tell the customer: If a car is currently available, you should access quickly – or have to wait a long time depending on the model."For this reason, the self-registration for factory and dealer vehicles. In October, the average was 23.9 percent even lower than in October of the first Corona year 2020.
E-cars are preferred
Many manufacturers prefer electric vehicles when allocating their chip capacity because they are currently very popular. In the last price increase round of Volkswagen, gasoline and dies of vehicles were particularly affected, while the electrical and hybrid vehicles, which were very popular due to the high state funding, remained untouched. It is not yet known whether this is the case this time. The background: VW boss Herbert Diess wants to accelerate the transformation of his group to pure electric brand- at least in Europe- and bring its petrol and diesel customers into electric cars as quickly as possible. He even explicitly called for a massively increasing fuel price to give e-mobility a competitive advantage.
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