Monday, April 4, 2011

Quake delays Toyota Prius minivan launch

TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp says, that this the introduction of the Prius hybrid van in Japan, in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami parts supply in delay.

Toyota spokesman said Paul Nolasco Wednesday planned world's no. 1 automaker for the expansion of the Prius minivan in April. But the disaster in Northern Japan crippled supply chains and destroyed stores, force, Toyota, to move the start.

Since March 14 has Toyota secure car production due to the difficulty of components, such as rubber parts and Electronics was discontinued. The company said it will suspend output to Sunday - production loss of 140,000 cars.

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