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Toyota halted production


AmericaDue to the spread of the epidemic, the Japanese automaker had to stop producing many best-selling models such as the RAV4, RX350 and have not had a resumption of production schedule.

Specifically, Toyota is suspending production of the RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX350 and RX450h Hybrid at three factories in Ontario, Canada, because of the Covid-19 outbreak at one of the suppliers. The Toyotetsu plant in Simcoe, Ontario, has reported eight positive cases in the past few weeks. Local news site Simcoe Reformer said about 10 cases are under treatment.

RAV4 Hybrid model was discontinued. Image: Toyota

Toyota says most of the cases are not related to the spot spread, but “we are continuing to follow the instructions of public health officials. For this reason we have decided to suspend operations. of the concerned factories “.

Not yet scheduled to return to work, but the Japanese automaker said it could be after the May 1 holiday. With critical components missing, Toyota closed production halt at assembly plants in Canada. Toyota also produces the RAV4 Hybrid for North America at its Georgetown, Kentucky plant.

As of March 2021, RAV4 is the second fastest selling car in America. The PHEV crossover engine (gasoline-electric hybrid with electric power charged externally) took 10.2 days to find a new owner. This is only a little less than the Chevrolet Corvette in first place, taking an average of 9.4 days at the dealership before selling. The RAV4 Hybrid ranked 17th in March with an average time of 22 days. Lexus RX450h ranked 19th after 22.9 days of sale. On average, a new car in the US took 47.4 days to find a buyer that month.

RAV4 is Toyota’s best-selling product in the US in 2020. The company sold 430,387 units, down 3.9% over the same period in 2019. With RX, this figure was 101,059 units, down 9% compared to 2019 .

Sunshine (according to Motor1)

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