Hino will suspend vehicle production at its plants in its consolidated subsidiaries in North America; the West Virginia plant at Hino Motors Manufacturing USA, Ltd. and the Woodstock plant at Hino Motors Canada, Ltd., until the end of September 2021.
The production pause comes following challenges in the required US engine certification testing process for new model years of the A09C, J08E, and J05E engines for North America.
As a result of the production pause, new model year vehicle sales in Canadaa and the US have been postponed.
In FY2019, Hino sold 17,100 units in the US and Canada. Worldwide in the same period, the company sold 180,302 units.