October 21, 2011

Ute shortage looms

The flooding in Thailand, where our Japanese utes are built, is likely to cause a shortage. Although the factories themselves may not have been damaged, those of many suppliers have been. Toyota told 4wdNewz that 13 of its 30 suppliers have been affected and "six haven't even responded". The latest shipload of Hiluxes was supposed to comprise 222 units, but the vessel has sailed with 26. Expect similar stories from the other manufacturers. Any shortage probably won't last for long.

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