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Toyota pumps brakes on Lexus production as China sales drop

Two plants in Japan will shrink output by 6% until end of month

Toyota Motor will cut production at the Miyata plant in Miyawaka, Japan by eliminating overtime hours. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

NAGOYA, Japan -- Toyota Motor will temporarily scale back production of Lexus luxury vehicles due to plummeting sales in China amid the coronavirus outbreak, Nikkei has learned.

The Japanese automaker is expected to shrink output by about 6% at two domestic assembly plants. The cutbacks will start Monday and last until the end of the month.

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