Toyota announced production stops in Japan. Parts shortages and an increase in COVID-19 caused Toyota to close down six lines at six plants. The shutdown could last up to 18 days.
Toyota cannot fully utilize its factories due to the spread of COVID-19, a new strain of the virus, and the global shortage of semiconductors. The company is unable to predict what will happen in the future and the fall.
Toyota’s Japanese plants will produce 50,000 fewer cars than expected in August. Toyota’s global July production will reach 700,000 cars. Japan should produce around 200,000 units.
Toyota announced in July four line cuts at its Motomachi- and Takaoka plants. These plants produce the Toyota RAV4, Harrier and Crown, Noah and Voxy. They also produce the GR Yaris and the premium Lexus LC coupe.