Toyota suspends production of its bestseller due to COVIDApril 30, 2021
The Japanese concern Toyota does not know when it will be possible to resume production of the most popular model of the brand – RAV4.
Toyota is suspending production of the RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h Hybrid at three plants in Ontario, Canada due to a COVID-19 outbreak at one of its suppliers. There have been 10 positive cases in the past few weeks.
No return date has been set yet. But the company indicates that this will happen after May 1. Toyota has shut down suspended production at Canadian assembly plants.
As of March 2021, the RAV4 Prime was the brand’s second best-selling vehicle. The PHEV crossover sold on average in 10.2 days. This is only slightly behind the # 1 Chevrolet Corvette, which had an average of 9.4 days with dealers. The RAV4 Hybrid finished 17th in March. The Lexus RX450h came in 19th place with an average sales of 22.9 days.
The RAV4 was Toyota’s top-selling product in 2020. The company transported 430,387 vehicles, which is 3.9% less than last year. There were 101,059 RX units sold, down 9%.
Read also that Toyota is preparing a new 8-seater SUV with hands-free driving technology.
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