17 Mar '11, 1am

Toyota Motor Corp extended a shutdown of its Japan car plants until March 22, affecting about 95,000 vehicles

Toyota Motor Corp extended a shutdown of its Japan car plants until March 22, affecting about 95,000 vehicles

In this file photo taken on Feb 16, 2011, workers assemble Yaris compact sedans, set for export to North America. Toyota Motor Corp, the world's biggest automaker, said it will extend production halts at its car plants through March 22, affecting about 95,000 vehicles. -- PHOTO: AP WASHINGTON - JAPANESE auto companies on Wednesday extended shutdowns of car-assembly plants affected by the country's devastating earthquake and tsunami, but in a sign of progress, some parts factories in Japan plan to resume production later this week. Toyota Motor Corp, the world's biggest automaker, said on Wednesday it will extend production halts at its car plants through March 22, affecting about 95,000 vehicles. The company halted production March 14 and originally thought it would restart it today. Toyota, however, will resume production on Thursday at factories that make replacement par...

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