TOKYO, Japan: Supply chain and logistical issues are forcing Honda Motor Co to cut back output of automobiles by as much as 40 p.c at two Japanese crops for the rest of September.
Honda’s meeting plant in Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo, will slash output by about 40 p.c this month, whereas two traces at its Suzuka plant in western Japan will reduce manufacturing by some 20 p.c in September.
Honda blamed delays in receiving elements on COVID-19 outbreaks and semiconductor shortages.
The output discount will have an effect on quite a lot of automobiles, together with the Vezel sports activities utility car, Stepwagon minivan and Civic compact automotive.
At the identical time, Honda rival Toyota Motor Corp remained bullish on its manufacturing plan, sustaining its document international car manufacturing goal of 9.7 million for the present monetary 12 months, to end-March 2023, saying its manufacturing and gross sales outlook would enhance from August onwards.