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Toyota plans 10% fewer vehicle output in July

Toyota plans 10% fewer vehicle output in July

Mubasher: Toyota Motor Corporation will produce 10% fewer vehicles in July than what was originally planned, as it is slowly resuming output following factory shutdowns earlier this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Reuters reported on Monday.

Toyota planned to make 71,000 fewer vehicles globally next month than its original goal of about 700,000.

When compared to the 20% output cut for June, the July reduction is smaller even though production has not yet returned to normal.

For the April-July period, the Japanese automaker anticipates a 30% global production decrease from its initial plans made before the virus outbreak, coupled with a slump in demand for vehicles.

Over the same period in 2019, the automaker produced nearly 3.7 million vehicles.

In Japan, Toyota intends to make 10% fewer vehicles in July, equivalent to 39,000, than what was initially planned.

The automaker “will stop making its Coaster minibus model for six days, while lines producing the Land Cruiser and Prado SUV models, and the Porte subcompact, will stop for two days. These adjustments will affect six production lines at three of the automaker’s plants,” the statement read.

Second shifts at some of these plants will remain cancelled, possibly until September.

Toyota will also cancel some Saturday shifts next month on four lines that produce models that include its popular RAV4 SUV crossover model and the Prius gasoline hybrid.