Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is likely to halt auto production temporarily at two of its UK plants, Solihull and Castle Bromwich in response to weak sales, according to local media.
Solihull and Castle Bromwich plants will downscale operations by suspending them for either full or half days as per a determined schedule. The decision to halt production was also in the wake of tightened supply of auto parts from China, which remains shut to control the Coronavirus outbreak.
The move will safeguard long-term sustainability and optimise performance, according to the company.
JLR will continue to invest in UK manufacturing facilities to produce electric Jaguar XJ and next generation of Range Rover models, despite weak sales.
The company has diversified into new markets, increased its model range and set up new plants in China, Brazil and Slovakia in the last few years.