Toyota to halt 2 plants amid chip crunch, 20,000 vehicles affected

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Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will suspend production lines at two plants in Japan for up to eight days in June due to a global semiconductor shortage, affecting an estimated 20,000 vehicles. Toyota's first domestic output adjustment caused by the chip shortage will impact the production of three models -- the C-HR and Yaris Cross crossover SUVs as well as the Yaris compact car. The two plants are located in the northeastern prefectures of Iwate and Miyagi, with a total of three lines going offline for three to eight business days from as early as June 7, the automaker said. Yaris was the...

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