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Toyota Covid Disruptions Deepen With Expanded Plant Halts

  • Automaker suspends some operations in Japan after Tianjin halt
  • Honda to cut some output next month; Nissan outlook uncertain
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WATCH: Toyota expanded production halts as rising Covid-19 cases impact its suppliers and operations in Japan. River Davis reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Toyota Motor Corp. expanded automobile production halts as rising Covid-19 cases impact its suppliers and operations in Japan, adding to disruptions over in China where a key factory has been shut for more than a week to comply with the country’s mass testing efforts.

All combined, production halts will reduce the automaker’s output for January by around 47,000 vehicles, a spokeswoman said in a statement Thursday. The latest suspensions — caused by Covid-impacted suppliers and semicondcutor shortages — will hit as many as 21 assembly lines at 11 factories over a span of three days this month, according to the company.