Motor industry grinds to a halt
No car production or new-car launches as coronovirus lockdown takes hold
As the country grinds to a near-halt due to the coronavirus lockdown from March 27 to April 16 announced by president Cyril Ramaphosa, SA’s car and truck manufacturing plants will be shutting down for the compulsory 21-day period.
It follows the closure of several car factories around the world in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Almost every major carmaker has closed production plants in order to slow down the spread of the virus and due to drastically reduced demand around the world...