Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Volvo to suspend production

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Jaguar Land Rover and Bentley will temporarily suspend production at their UK manufacturing facilities to curb the coronavirus’ spread.

Jaguar Land Rover said it will halt output next week and it intends to resume production at the facilities in the week of April 20. The company has thee car plants and an engine plant in England.

The automaker’s manufacturing plants in Brazil and India are continuing their operations, the company said in an emailed statement.

The Tata Motors-owned automaker said on Wednesday it would suspend production at its plant in Nitra, Slovakia, from Friday due to the pandemic.

Bentley said it will stop production at its factory in Crewe, England, from the end of Friday for four weeks.

The Volkswagen Group ultraluxury brand builds about 11,000 vehicles a year. It said the move was to protect the health of its workforce and due to accelerating constraints on activity and declining demand in some markets.

Meanwhile Volvo will temporarily stop production at its three plants in Sweden and its U.S. factory.

All four plants will be closed from March 26 until April 14 as Volvo joins other automakers and suppliers in stopping production to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the company said Friday.

On Tuesday, Volvo stopped production at its plant in Ghent, Belgium, where it makes the XC40 SUV and V60 station wagon.

Production at Ghent is scheduled to resume on April 6, Volvo said.

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