Volkswagen to suspend production in Russia after supply shortage from Europe

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Volkswagen will suspend its car production in Russia because of a supply shortage caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, Volkswagen Group Rus said on Tuesday.

Production is going to be stopped from March 30 to April 10 at is car plant located in Kaluga and assembly line in Nizhny Novgorod, the company stated.

Volkswagen last week stated its plants in Europe would temporarily shut down for two weeks because of the spread of the coronavirus as the automakers globally shut factories to both protect employees and in response to declining demand.

“At the moment we can provide stable supplies of cars and spare pasts to our dealers and clients,” Volkswagen Group Russia stated.

Coronavirus has so far infected over 458,662 people and killed 20,799 worldwide.

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