The semiconductor chip shortage has impacted Ford’s production in a big way over the last year or so, forcing the automaker to pause production at its assembly plants numerous times. It’s unclear when conditions might improve, though CEO Jim Farley believes that the shortage will endure through next year as it proves difficult to overcome and prompts Ford – along with all other automakers – to make permanent changes to the way it does business. Now, 2022 Ford Mustang production – which began back on January 3rd, 2022, is being impacted by this crisis, according to The Detroit News.
2022 Ford Mustang production is paused this week at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant as a direct result of the chip shortage, according to the report, though production is expected to resume next week. This isn’t the first time Mustang production has been impacted by supply chain issues, as the Flat Rock plant has been idled numerous times over the past year or so.
Ford’s iconic Mustang introduces a few changes for the 2022 model year, as Ford Authority has reported over the past few months. That includes new colors such as Eruption Green, Grabber Blue (an old hue making a comeback), Atlas Blue, Brittany Blue, Cyber Orange, Dark Matter Gray, and Mischievous Purple Metallic.
The 2022 Mustang also gets a few new optional packages for the new year, including the Ice White Appearance Package, Stealth Edition Appearance Package, and Coastal Limited Package, as well as a slightly revised California Special package. Finally, the 2022 Mustang GT and Mach 1’s 5.0L Coyote V8 will also be taking a 10 horsepower and 10 pound-feet of torque hit to its output, as Ford Authority exclusively reported back in October. Meanwhile, the next-generation S650 Mustang isn’t expected to launch until the 2024 model year, though Ford Authority spies recently captured a base model and GT out testing.