Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in two weeks may suspend car production at its plants in the UK in connection with the shortage of components from China, where now there was a difficult situation because of the epidemic of the coronavirus. This is with reference to the head of JLR Ralph Shpet reports Automotive News.
In the UK there are three plant Jaguar Land Rover, which annually produce up to 400 thousand cars.
“We provided details on this and the next week, however, in the coming days we can face a shortage of parts,” said Shpet.
Earlier it was reported that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) was forced to suspend the release of the 500L compact MPV at the Serbian plant in Kragujevac in connection with the shortage of components from China. In addition, for the same reason, the production of cars in South Korea suspended by Hyundai, becoming the first major firm to stop the conveyors outside of the PRC.
As for China, there is the unscheduled holidays announced by Honda, Toyota, General Motors and PSA. In addition, indefinitely postponed a major automotive events, including the Beijing auto show, and the stage of Formula 1 in Shanghai.
The new coronavirus was discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province in mid-December, 2019. At the moment we know about approximately 75 thousand infected and more than 2 thousand victims. In Wuhan and neighboring cities imposed quarantine authorities, in particular, stopped public transport and shut down the city for entry and exit.