Few events have been so disruptive worldwide on so many levels as the current Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Lexus vehicle manufacturing is certainly no exception, as a number of factors ranging from concerns over employee health and social distancing requirements to quarantine directives to potential parts shortages have brought most production around the world to a halt. Here are further details on the duration of Lexus work stoppages by facility:
Kyushu plant builds CT, IS, ES, UX, NX and RX models and will stop production April 3-15
Tahara Plant #1 builds GX and LX models and will stop production April 3-10
Tahara Plant #3 builds IS, RC, LS and NX models and will stop production April 3-14
No stoppages are anticipated at the Motomachi facility that currently builds GS and LC models.
Georgetown, Kentucky builds ES models and will stop production March 23-April 19
Cambridge, Ontario builds RX models and will stop production March 23-April 19
Bidadi, Karnataka started building ES models in late January 2020 but will stop production starting March 23 “until further notice”.
On a human and personal level, we hope and pray that our entire Lexus Enthusiast family remains safe and healthy through these trying and disruptive times. These hardships too will pass.