Nissan suspends US production until April 6March 19, 2020
The Japanese representative office of Nissan in North America announced that serial production at its facilities in the United States will be suspended from March 20 to April 6, 2020. The outbreak of the coronovirus is to blame.
The summary statistics on the distribution of coronavirus (aka COVID-19) in the United States mentioned in the official press release of the Japanese automaker is given as the main argument for the decision to close the company’s factories in the country. At the time of this writing, more than 7,500 people are already infected in the United States.
Nissan factories in the United States, located in Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton, Mississippi, produce the majority of Nissan cars and trucks – from the mid-size Altima sedan to the full-size Titan pickup.
Nissan officials assure that there are currently no confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in any of Nissan’s facilities. Despite the shutdown of production, administrative resources will continue to work.
The new coronavirus affected the automotive industry back in February of this year. The 90th meeting of the Geneva Motor Show was canceled, and the 2020 New York Motor Show was rescheduled for August, as announced last week.
Several car brands also announced the closure of their plants in the next two weeks to stop the spread of the virus epidemic. Some brands, such as Ford, Hyundai and Genesis, also offer their customers a deferral of the first payment of a loan for a new car to alleviate economic difficulties.
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