Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced on April 2 that it will partially suspend production of its Thai plant from April 6 to May 3.
New car demand is falling due to the coronavirus problem, and production will be adjusted. Thailand is the largest automobile producer in Southeast Asia, but major automakers are shrinking production as Toyota and Honda have decided to shut down.
Nissan produces the March and the Almera sedan at two plants in central Thailand. Production at one plant will be stopped, and production at the other will be reduced.
In 2019, the brand produced about 150,000 units in Thailand. The company has the 5th place with 6% market share in local production. Nissan has shut down some plants in Europe, the United States and Japan, and this is a follow-up measure.
Thailand is the largest vehicle production base in Southeast Asia, which produced 2 million vehicles in 2019. Mitsubishi Motors and Isuzu Motors have also announced shutdowns, and all Japanese car manufacturers in the country will cut production.