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Nutson’s Weekly Auto News Wrap-up: Sept 26


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AUTO CENTRAL CHICAGO – October 3, 2021: Every Sunday Larry Nutson, The Chicago Car Guy and Executive Producer, with able assistance from senior editor Thom Cannell from The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau, compile The Auto Channel’s
“take” on this past week’s automotive news, condensed into easy to digest news Nuggets.

LEARN MORE: Links to full versions of today’s news nuggets along with a million pages of the past 25 year’s automotive news, articles, reviews and archived stories residing in
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Nutson’s Automotive News Wrap-up – Week Ending October 2, 2021 ; Below are the past week’s important, relevant, semi-secret, or snappy automotive news, opinions and insider back stories presented as
expertly crafted easy-to-digest news nuggets.

* September U.S. auto sales continued to be significantly hampered by an

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India’s Mahindra sees Sept car output down by a quarter on chip shortage

An employee works inside the Mahindra & Mahindra manufacturing plant in Chakan, India, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo

BENGALURU, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (MAHM.NS) said on Thursday it expects a 20%-25% drop in September vehicle production due to semiconductor shortages, following supply chain disruptions due to the pandemic.

Globally carmakers have been hit by chip shortages and have warned of further pain due to stiff competition from the consumer electronics industry for semiconductor deliveries.

Mahindra said its revenue and profit will be impacted in line with the fall in production volumes, while its tractor, truck, bus and 3-wheeler production was unaffected.

The company will have about seven “no production days” at its automotive division plants this month, the company said in a filing.

Earlier this week, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MRTI.NS), the country’s top carmaker, said it expected production at its

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