Mar 18, 2020

Coronavirus: BMW and Toyota suspend UK car production

Car giants BMW and Toyota are to suspend car-making at their UK plants as part of a temporary shutdown of European production. The shutdowns mean Jaguar Land Rover and Honda will be the only big car firms left operating in the UK. However, JLR is expected to halt production in the coming days. "The car giant said in a statement:"Due to the rapidly evolving coronavirus pandemic we have taken the difficult decision to cease production at our production sites at Oxford and Swindon as of Monday next week [23 March] for a period of four weeks until 17 April. A Toyota spokesman said the car giant was suspending production at its European plants, including its factory at Burnaston in Derbyshire and its engine facility in Deeside. Car factories need a steady supply of parts, delivered where they're needed, when they're needed.

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