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Toyota Ends Production in Russia, Seeing No Path to Restart

  • Automaker suspended work at Saint Petersburg factory in March
  • Auto sales collapsed in the country after it invaded Ukraine
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Toyota Motor Corp. decided to cease vehicle production permanently at its lone car plant in Russia, a rare move for a company that is still manufacturing at sites in Japan dating back to its founding in the 1930s.

The automaker suspended operations at its plant in Saint Petersburg in March along with peers including Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. At the time, Toyota retained its workforce and kept the facility ready to restart production if circumstances allowed.