March 18, 2020 / 7:04 PM / 11 days ago

Audi says will temporarily suspend Mexican car production due to coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past the logo of Audi during the opening of a new plant in San Jose Chiapa, in Puebla state, Mexico, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Imelda Medina

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - German carmaker Audi AG (NSUG.DE) said on Wednesday that it will suspend production at its plant in Mexico’s Puebla state from March 23 through April 13 as the coronavirus hits global supply chains.

Audi said in a statement it is lacking parts at its plant in Mexico, where it produces the Audi Q5, because of the impact on supply chains.

Reporting by Sharay Angulo; Writing by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Chris Reese

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