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Indian automakers face parts shortage as China epidemic hits supply chain

SUV maker Mahindra warns component shortage may delay shift to new emission norms

Workers assemble a Tata Tiago car inside the Tata Motors car plant in Ahmedabad, India.   © Reuters

MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Indian automakers are bracing for a shortage of components as the coronavirus outbreak in China hinders supplies to an industry battling to come out of a prolonged slowdown.

The outbreak of the deadly virus has sent global financial markets into a tizzy as a lockdown in China is feared to trigger a serious supply disruption to many parts of the world. The virus, which first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has already claimed 636 lives in the mainland, spreading to two dozen countries.

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