Hyundai, Toyota extend US automotive plant outages

Another set of major US automakers will extend manufacturing shutdowns due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) said in a statement it would extend suspension of production of automobiles in Montgomery, Alabama for seven days beginning Monday March 23 through Tuesday March 31. 
The suspension will reduce production by approximately 10,000 cars.

“The rapidly evolving Covid-19 pandemic is requiring Hyundai to carefully manage its manufacturing operations to adjust production to the foreseeable market demand,” a company spokesperson told Fastmarkets. “We will continue to monitor...

Published

Elizabeth Ramanand

March 23, 2020

19:57 GMT

New York