Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:38pm

Subaru virus shutdown results in production loss of 150,000 vehicles

Subaru Corp.’s suspension in Japan and the United States in April due to the coronavirus pandemic resulted in an output loss of 150,000 vehicles, equivalent to around 15 percent of its annual global sales.

The carmaker expects the impact to get worse as it plans to extend the halt of night shifts at a domestic plant to June 19 from the initially scheduled May 31.