Yesterday it was reported that Toyota has introduced a downtime at its two factories in Japan for about three days. But already today there is information that Toyota has increased the number of production stops at some plants in Japan due to a lack of components supplied from factories in Southeast Asia.
The idle mode will cut production by 9,000 vehicles, affecting production of Lexus models and Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs, Toyota said in a statement.
The cuts come despite Toyota trying to offset production losses due to earlier supply chain disruptions in Malaysia and Vietnam, which forced it to cut car production, even as demand for cars in markets like China recovered after the end of quarantine due to coronavirus.
The automaker said it is on track with its September annual production target and will have 9 million vehicles by the end of March.
“We would like to keep 9 million units, but we will be monitoring the situation closely,” said a Toyota spokesman.