Toyota cut production again in June

Toyota Motor Corp. cut its estimated June factory output for the third time in a few weeks, lowering its monthly production target to about 750,000 units.

This is the third time Toyota has cut its June production plan: it reduced its original target of 50,000 cars to 850,000 on May 24, before raising it to 800,000 on May 27.

With TMC already releasing at least a dozen production ‘adjustment’ bulletins this year, TMC has been forced to lower its production targets with striking regularity. Causes stated include chip deficiency and COVID outbreak – both in plants and suppliers.

The most recent, June 16 coordination announcement, mentions plans to suspend work at five additional Japanese plants: Motomachi, Takaoka, Tahara, Iwate and Yoshiwara. This is above and beyond the closure announced on May 27th.

“We apologize again to Toyota for repeatedly adjusting our production plans due to the shortage of parts due to the spread of COVID-19 and the considerable inconvenience of our customers waiting for the supply of vehicles, suppliers.” , And other parties involved, ”TMC said.

“We have decided to suspend operations at some of our domestic plants from June 17 (Friday) due to low attendance of one of our suppliers due to Kovid-19 outbreak and shortage of parts due to manufacturing equipment defects in the other. Supplier. In addition to the recent announcement of the suspension plan this time.

“… Because of the shortage of semiconductors and the proliferation of COVID-19, production plans are likely to be low. However, we will closely monitor the supply of parts to reduce the sudden loss of production and will continue our efforts to deliver as many vehicles as possible to our customers as soon as possible. “

Vehicles affected by the latest production shutdown include bZ4x, GR Yaris, Toyota RAV4, C-HR, Yaris Cross, LandCruiser 70, and LandCruiser 300. It also affects Lexus LC, NX and LX.

All of these vehicles are already subject to long waiting times – in many cases within one to two years, with the RAV4 hybrid being sold for over 18 months – in Australia, so it won’t help to smooth things out …

Toyota still says that group-wide output will be 9.7 million vehicles this Japanese fiscal year (ending March 31), less than the initial estimate of 11 million vehicles expected to return to the global supply chain this year.

The loss of nearly 1.3 million vehicles from the global allocation will send shockwaves across all major Toyota regions, not least all of Australia where the company controls 20 percent of the market share.

To its credit, Toyota Australia has kept industry stakeholders well informed about its stock situation compared to other brands, and we look forward to another local update in the near future. We will always keep you informed just like us.

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