Before getting into the article, let us mention one important thing here, and that is Toyota Pakistan has postponed the soft launch ceremony of Yaris, which was due on the 24th of March 2020 due to coronavirus and lockdown in the country. The new date has not been revealed by the company; we will update the article once we get the official confirmation from the company. Moreover, as per our credible source, the dealerships of the company are also closed until the 6th Of April.
We all are very well aware of the panic and danger caused by a world-wide pandemic known as COVID-19. It has already struck 192 countries and has caused thousands of deaths worldwide.
Sadly this pandemic, commonly known as Corona, has also grown its roots in Pakistan as well, which has forced our country’s politicians to enforce a lockdown all over the country resulting in the closing of each and every department. The lockdown is to be implemented from the 24th of March.
Keeping the current situation in mind, Toyota Indus has decided to cooperate with the Government in this time of dire need. As a result, they have decided to close their production until further notice.
It is a really big decision in terms that they had their all-new Toyota Yaris ready. While the booking was going on for a few days now but Indus Motors had to halt all their production and processes due to the spread of COVID-19 outbreak.
Moreover, other models that were under production will now take longer to be manufactured and delivered to respective customers. Toyota knows that many customers are eagerly waiting for their vehicles to be produced and delivered. Still, Toyota has stated that there is nothing more important than the health and safety of its employees and customers. They have apologized to their waiting customers and have announced the immediate closure of their production units.
Pakistan’s auto industry is already going through the financial crisis as the demand for cars has already decreased significantly due to an unjust increase in taxes.
Now due to this worldwide pandemic, the companies have been forced to shut down their factories for the safety of the people and low parts supply coming from countries like China and Japan. Sadly this situation will bring more losses to already struggling companies, including Indus Motors.