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Toyota halts Lexus and Land Cruiser plants on ASEAN virus spread

Pandemic-triggered shutdowns to reduce production by 8,000 vehicles

A Lexus production line in Japan: Shortages of Southeast Asian-made parts are disrupting Toyota's factory schedules. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

NAGOYA -- Toyota Motor will suspend production of the Lexus and the Land Cruiser at two domestic plants for several days in August as rising coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia disrupt parts production.

Lines producing the Lexus LS and IS models at the Tahara plant in Aichi Prefecture will be closed from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6. Toyota Auto Body's Yoshiwara plant will stop production of the Land Cruiser and other models for two days starting Aug. 5.

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