Toyota and Honda are expanding their production at off period

Toyota and Honda are expanding their production at off period

Toyota Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. announced that it will take to shut factories in Japan this weekend, while other auto manufacturers and smaller part of the industrial process resumed after the disaster of 11 March.

Toyota and Honda, the largest Japanese auto manufacturers have announced that due to component suppliers have to keep the factories closed, more than anticipated.

Toyota, which initially said it suspended production until today announced that it will remain closed 18 assembly plants, including those affiliated until 26 March.

Also, Honda - which has an assembly plant and research and development center in the disaster - said it suspended production until 27 March. Initially he said that operations will resume Wednesday.

Extending the period of stoppage of production will continue to affect the number of cars which are mainly exported to the United States, including Toyota models like the Corolla, Prius and RAV4 and the Honda Fit and CR-V. Other models affected are the Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester range with Infiniti, Acura and Lexus.

Nissan, which has five factories in the vicinity affected by the earthquake and tsunami, said it would try to reopen them all on 24 March. Among them are and Tochigi plant that produces models and athletes 350Z and Infiniti GT-R.

Other car manufacturers have resumed production temporarily, as long as you keep the parts supply chain.


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