FCA and Honda will not resume production in North America until MayApril 7, 2020
The leaders of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles concern and the Japanese brand Honda decided not to open their plants in the United States until May of this year. In addition to coronavirus, now there is also no great demand for new vehicles.
The Italian-American concern FCA and the Japanese company Honda will extend the closure of their plants in the United States until May this year due to the ongoing pandemic of the coronavirus. These steps follow similar decisions throughout the automotive industry. Of course, it is difficult to predict the future consequences of this virus, so there may be even more such delays in the future with the resumption of car production.
Honda intends to reopen its production facilities in the United States and Canada on May 1. It’s about a car manufacturer factory in South Carolina. In a statement, the company said that another reason for the extension of forced “vacations” in factories is the lack of demand for cars, ATVs and other vehicles.
The Italian-American concern FCA intends to gradually open its plants from May 4.
The automaker is also redesigning jobs at its plants to increase the distance between workers, and disinfection methods will also be modernized.
The COVID-19 pandemic has already had a huge impact on the automotive industry. For example, the same FCA postponed the presentation of the high-performance Ram 1500 Rebel TRX truck and the new generation Jeep Cherokee SUV. GM is delaying the show of its updated models, including Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. In addition, numerous international car dealerships and major events have been delayed or completely canceled.
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