Honda moves restart to May 1

Automakers balance production needs with worker safety

Honda Ridgeline

Honda on Monday updated its production schedule in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, announcing it would extend its automobile production suspension through May 1.

The move includes all Honda automobile, engine and transmission plants in the U.S. and Canada.

Honda of South Carolina Mfg. Inc. (HSC), which produces powersports products including ATVs and side-by-side vehicles, is also extending its production suspension through May 1. HSC originally suspended its production on March 26.

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Elsewhere throughout the South, automotive and engine manufacturers have suspended operations through the following dates:



Hyundai, April 13

Honda, May 4

Toyota, April 20

Mercedes, No date



Kia, April 13



Toyota, April 20

Ford Truck, No date

Ford, No date

GM, No date



Toyota, April 20

Nissan, Late April


South Carolina

BMW, May 1

Volvo, April 14



Nissan Smyrna, Late April

Nissan Decherd, Late April

VW, April 12

GM, No date



Toyota, April 20

GM, No date

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