Volkswagen Group will extend stops to production in Germany as it deals with fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. VW said that it was responding to weakening demand and supply chain disruptions.
Volkswagen Group will suspend production this week at plants in Italy, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain and is preparing to shut down the rest of its factories across Europe due to the spread of coronavirus.
Volkswagen Group is not considering other locations for a new multibrand plant besides Turkey, sources said. A decision to build the plant in Turkey is still on hold and will not be made until February, sources familiar with the matter told Automobilwoche.
Volkswagen Group, in another legal action stemming from its 2015 emissions-cheating scandal, was charged with importing nearly 128,000 vehicles into Canada contravening the country’s environmental legislation.
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