Nikkei. Toyota Motor Corp. will cut production at its French factory by 20% from January through March, following similar moves in the US, Britain and Turkey.
The facility, which assembles the Yaris subcompact and currently produces 65,000 vehicles a month, will reduce output to about 50,000 units per month.
Toyota’s sales in Europe fell 23.6% on the year in October, a sharper decline than the 14.5% slide for the European market as a whole. The automaker’s cumulative European sales for the first 10 months of the year are down 13.8% from the same period a year earlier.
With a plan to release some 18 new models into the market next year, including those going through a full remodeling, Toyota had been considering scaling back production of existing models.