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Adjustments to domestic production and 2022 Land Cruiser Rumors

Holding statement

 

Toyota Motor Corporation has made adjustments to production operations of plants for completed vehicles in Japan which includes new generation Land Cruiser and other models due to the situation such as parts shortage resulting from the spread of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers and suppliers due to these changes.
 

Q1. Are the affected parts mainly semiconductors?

  1. Some semiconductors are also included
     

Q2. How many units (of vehicles) in Japan will be affected by this production suspension?

  1. The additional announcement of the production impact in August was about 20,000 units. The number of vehicles affected in Japan in September was approximately 140,000.
    We would like to refrain from commenting on the number of vehicles by factory.

<Affected vehicles in Japan (August): Approx.36,000 units>

9,000 units (Announced on July 16), 1,800 units (Announced on July 22),

5,000 units (Announced on July 29, 20,000 units (Announced today)
 

Q3. Will this impact any overseas plants?

  1. Due to the spread of the COVID-19 in Southeast Asia, the impact of about 220,000 units overseas (North America: 80,000 units, Europe: 40,000 units, China: 80,000 units, Asia: 8,000 units, Others: 10,000 units) is expected in September, and the number of vehicles affected globally is expected to be approximately 360,000 (in September).

We would like to refrain from commenting the breakdown by country or model.

SQ1. Was there any impact on overseas factories before September?

SA. There was an impact in each region or country, such as the Malaysian factory being closed from June 1 due to the lockdown.
 

Q4. What is the forecast after October?

  1. We are closely watching the COVID-19 situation in Vietnam and Malaysia.
    We will also consider producing parts in another country.

 

Q5. Will this impact deliveries?

  1. We will do our utmost to deliver vehicles to our customers as quickly as possible.

 

Q6. What is your recovery plan?

  1. We hope to recover so as not to cause any trouble to our customers
     

Q7. Are there any technical issues with the 2022 Land Cruiser which result in production delay?

  1. As with every Toyota model, each vehicle undergoes rigorous testing throughout the manufacturing process as part of our commitment to Quality, Durability and Reliability.
    The production delay not only with new generation Land Cruiser and other models is due to the situation such as parts shortage resulting from the spread of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia