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Nissan, Honda delay restart of some China plants due to coronavirus

February 21, 2020

TOKYO — Nissan and Honda delayed on Friday the restart of plants in China near the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, complying with authorities’ directives, but raising the risk of further supply disruptions that could hit global car production.

Nissan Motor Co. said it would keep its plants in Xianyang in the central province of Hubei, and Zhengzhou in the neighboring province of Henan, shuttered after Monday, when it had planned to resume operations, but did not set a new date.

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