April 13, 2020 / 2:12 PM / 2 months ago

Toyota joins GM in suspending auto production in Brazil until June

FILE PHOTO: Toyota cars are pictured during the Salao do Automovel International Auto Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Co (7203.T) on Monday said it was suspending auto production in its Brazil plants until at least June 22, joining General Motors Co (GM.N) which also expects to resume production in the same month.

Most carmakers in Brazil, South America’s top auto producer, are currently not producing cars due to the coronavirus crisis. Major Brazil players such as Fiat Chrysler (FCHA.MI) and Volkswagen AG have yet to announce when they expect to resume production.

Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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