Toyota halts production due to low demandMarch 24, 2020
This time, the Japanese carmaker faced a much more serious problem than the coronavirus pandemic – a drop in demand for cars.
Earlier, we have repeatedly written about the closure of car manufacturing plants around the world. So, most enterprises in China, Europe and the United States have already been stopped, and some are beginning to return to normal operation. However, now the Toyota brand is forced to stop production not because of the coronavirus, but in connection with the fall in global demand for new cars.
From April 3, the automaker intends to limit the export of its hybrid Toyota Prius, 4Runner SUV, as well as a number of Lexus models. Due to falling demand for brand cars, production will be limited to 36 thousand cars.
As it became known to AutoTimesNews, the restriction will affect the plants in Takaoka, Tsutsumi, Tahara and Kyushu, as well as the Hino plant in Hamur. Production in Takaok will be idle from April 3 to 7: the RAV4 crossover and Corolla sedan are produced there. At the same time, the factory in Tsutsumi will go on vacation, responsible for the production of the Prius and Prius PHV, Corolla hatchback, Camry sedans and Lexus ES Hybrid.
The conveyor in Tahara, where the production of Land Cruiser 200, Land Cruiser Prado, 4Runner, Lexus GS and Lexus LX SUVs has been launched, will go into forced downtime from April 3 to 10. Production of Lexus LS, NX, IS and RC at the same plant will cease for the period from April 3 to 14. At the same time, Lexus CT, NX and UX will not be produced at the Kyushu factory.
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