24 Mar '11, 7am

Toyota will restart production of three hybrid models, the Prius, Lexus HS250h and CT200h on March 28

Toyota will restart production of three hybrid models, the Prius, Lexus HS250h and CT200h on March 28

Toyota had halted operations at its 12 main assembly plants in Japan until at least Saturday, which will result in lost production of 140,000 vehicles. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO - TOYOTA Motor Corp said on Thursday it would restart production of three hybrid models, the Prius, Lexus HS250h and CT200h, on March 28 after a massive earthquake this month disrupted output across the industry. Production will resume for the three cars at the Tsutsumi factory in central Japan and Toyota Motor Kyushu in the south, spokesman Shiori Hashimoto said. Toyota had halted operations at its 12 main assembly plants in Japan until at least Saturday, which will result in lost production of 140,000 vehicles. 'We will monitor the situation of parts availability carefully in deciding the duration of production,' she said. -- REUTERS

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