Nissan extends US production suspension | Automotive Industry News

Nissan said it was extending production downtime for most of its manufacturing facilities in the US indefinitely.

“The company will continue to evaluate the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, current market demand and supplier readiness before setting a restart date,” it said in a statement.

Production at Nissan’s three US plants has been suspended since 20 March in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

A week ago the automaker announced an extension of its “temporary adjustment to production” in Thailand in response to the continuing COVID-19 outbreak and decreased auto demand.

The suspension of production at Plant 2 in Samut Prakan was extended from 4 May until 31 May 2020, while production at Plant 1 in Samut Prakan would continue to be adjusted to meet current demand levels.

Adjustments would also be made at associated operations, including engine assembly and stamping.

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