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ASEAN auto parts hub buckles under virus outbreaks

Supply chain disruptions force Japanese carmakers to scramble across the globe

A dearth of auto parts from Southeast Asia is forcing Toyota to cut production. (Photo courtesy of Toyota)

SINGAPORE/HANOI -- Coronavirus outbreaks tearing through Southeast Asia have triggered a wave of production cuts at automotive suppliers, with the ripple effect shutting down assembly plants far beyond the region.

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