How has COVID-19 affected the manufacturing of Toyota vehicles?
As we are all aware, in March of 2020, life as we knew it changed forever. COVID-19, or the coronavirus, made its ways across the globe in a matter of a few months, and it shut down many businesses. All workplaces were deemed either essential or non-essential. When it comes to the vehicle industry, many manufacturing plants and showrooms stayed open for as long as possible. Eventually, the manufacturers had to shut down. Showrooms were open on an appointment basis only. How has COVID-19 affected the manufacturing of Toyota vehicles? The short answer is that new inventory for Toyota vehicles will be down across the nation this summer. Check out what we mean below!
Less new vehicles available across the country
During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Toyota manufacturing plants were shut down. As a result, we can expect to see fewer new vehicles at dealerships across the country this summer.
On May 11, Toyota slowly and carefully began to open its plants again in the United States. They were opened in accordance with the federal health and safety guidelines as well as within the limitations set by the local and state governments.
What can we expect as we come out of the pandemic?
We think this is a great question that is being asked by many people. It is certainly one we have been pondering. As we begin to return to a new normal, it is hard to say what we can expect to see. When it comes to Toyota vehicles being manufactured, we think that we will see the employees working hard to produce the vehicles and getting them to the dealerships across the country.
At the end of the day, we have to take it one day at a time and be patient with each other. We have all just walked through something very difficult that no one has ever seen or experienced before. At Fox Toyota, we remain committed to you and to helping you find that perfect new vehicle to fit into your life.