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Japan automakers pump brakes on expansion worldwide

Toyota-Mazda plant in US and Suzuki's India plans delayed amid pandemic

A Toyota assembly plant in France: The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Japanese automakers to reassess their expansion plans.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese automakers have put plant construction on hold around the world as the coronavirus outbreak spreads, reassessing plans to scale up capacity amid an increasingly clouded market outlook.

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