On November 8, Geely Automobile announced the sales data for October, a little later than the monthly sales conference of the China Passenger Car Association. Not surprisingly, Geely Automobile experienced relatively large market fluctuations. A total of 111,599 vehicles were sold in October. A year-on-year decline of 20%.
As soon as the sales data of Geely Automobile was released, it quickly became the focus of attention of the whole industry. After all, after launching a number of heavyweight new cars one after another, it was really surprising that the sales volume suddenly fluctuated so much. When discussing the reasons for the decline in Geely Auto’s sales this time, in light of the current industry-wide background of “lack of chips”, everyone unanimously attributed the main reason to the lack of chip supply, which affected vehicle production capacity. The official information released by Geely Auto also basically confirms this point. When introducing the sales volume of the new Xingyue L, Geely especially emphasized that the Xingyue L is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip. Only 4,092 units”, Geely Auto summed up the reasons why the sales of Xingyue L were lower than expected.
Things took a turn on November 10. The relevant person in charge of Qualcomm’s marketing department told Gasgoo that the statement about the shortage of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chips was a misunderstanding, and Qualcomm 8155 was not out of stock. The chairman of Qualcomm China has also said before: “From the end of last year to the present, the global semiconductor industry is facing the problem of tight chip supply, but Qualcomm’s automotive chip supply has not been affected too much, and Qualcomm has not affected the manufacturing plan of any car factory. “
It is understood that in the domestic market, the Mocha, Macchiato, etc. of the Great Wall Motors WEY brand other than the Xingyue L are also equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip.
In the latest news, the China Automobile Association stated at the just-held monthly production and sales conference that the shortage of chips in October has eased compared with that in August and September, but individual chips are still in a relatively tense situation.