Nissan suspends Z Coupe and Ariya EV orders in Japan due to parts shortages and COVID

Nissan Japan announced today that it will temporarily stop taking orders for the Ariya B6 (2WD) and the new Fairlady Z, known simply as the Z in the North American market.

The automaker cited a host of reasons, including parts delays resulting from semiconductor shortages, logistical issues caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus infection, and supply chain disruption due to conditions. unstable world, for its decision to suspend orders for new vehicles. . He said he was making the decision despite “company-wide efforts” to recover from the disruption.

Nissan added that it had already received numerous orders for the two-wheel-drive Ariya, which were slow to deliver. With continued orders for the limited Ariya B6 e-4ORCE and B9 models, delivery times are only expected to get longer. The same goes for the new Fairlady Z which will be sold as Z in overseas markets, which will have longer delivery times than expected.

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“In light of this situation, in order to ensure that the Nissan Ariya and the new Fairlady Z are delivered to all customers who have ordered so far, we have decided to temporarily suspend orders for the two models from the end July,” the company said in a statement.

What about North America?

In the United States, meanwhile, interest in the front-drive Ariya was strong enough that the company was forced to close its reservation program in May 2022, after opening it in November 2021. that, Nissan USA claims that the Ariya and the Z will hit the market as planned.

“Nissan faces various industry challenges, including semiconductor shortage and supply chain crisis,” a Nissan spokesperson told Carscoops in an email. “Our priority is to ensure that we deliver the all-new Nissan Ariya and Nissan Z to customers with the highest level of quality and care. The 2023 Nissan Z will go on sale this summer, and the 2023 Ariya front-wheel-drive models will go on sale this fall, with all-wheel-drive models coming a few months later.

The 2023 Nissan Z is powered by a 400 hp (298 kW/405 hp) V6 and starts at $39,990 in the United States. 177 kW/241 PS) electric motor that turns the front wheels. In its entry-level US version, it is estimated to be good for a range of up to 300 miles (483 km).