Honda announced this Wednesday that it will extend the suspension of the production of cars, engines and transmissions in its plants in Mexico until April 30 and in the United States and Canada until May 1 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Honda suspended production of vehicles and components in North America on March 23.
The auto company also said it will suspend the jobs of most of its workers in the United States for two weeks starting April 19 across the country except California. In this state, the suspension will begin on April 17.
Last week Honda already warned that it would temporarily suspend the employment of its workers without pay due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The move also to suspend unpaid employment for its workers in the United States has also been taken by Nissan and BMW.
Honda said in a statement that “in the face of the worsening economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Honda continues to evaluate conditions and make temporary adjustments to its production and operations in North America.”
“Honda must maintain production suspension to align product supply with lack of market demand,” the company added.
In addition to suspending automobile production, Honda has suspended the manufacture of vehicles such as ATVs (ATVs or ATVs) at its South Carolina plant until May 1.