Toyota closes plants over coronavirus pandemic

Toyota’s plants in Japan will be closed from January 21 to 24 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the local newspaper Nikkei reported. The measure will affect 21 production lines in 11 companies, where an increase in morbidity among workers has been found.

As a result, Toyota will have to reduce its production plan, which has already been cut once due to problems with the supply of microelectronics. According to experts, in January the company will produce 47,000 fewer cars than expected.

Only three of Toyota’s 14 production sites in Japan will be open these days. Among them will be the new Land Cruiser 300, which became a scarce model almost immediately after its debut in June last year – for the delivery of the SUV on order now waiting for 4 years.

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