www.nst.com.my/amp/cbt/2020/05/592600/v ... uan-models
VW's latest re-suspension of production affects Golf, Tiguan models.
In late April, Bernd Osterloh, chairman of the VW works council, warned that "customers are just not interested in buying cars" and said stocks of new cars were "already at their limits."
The group's order book was looking like a "tragedy", Osterloh said.
Moody's downgraded its forecast for the global automotive market on Wednesday, predicting a 20-percent drop in sales in 2020. The European market was expected to shrink by 30 percent and the US market by 25 percent, but the Chinese market was projected to fare better.
Sources told AFP that Volkswagen's plants in Europe are currently running at between 35 and 50 percent of capacity, and that around 35,000 employees are still on shorter working hours.
"Depending on the order situation, we will have to be flexible with closures and shifts for some time to come," Meiswinkel said.
The coronavirus crisis has put around 100,000 jobs at risk in the German automotive sector, a pillar of the country's economy, according to Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer, an expert at the University of St Gallen. -- AFP
Nu har bilfabrikerna i Europa startat igen.
Men är kunderna intresserade av att köpa fossilbilar längre?
De tidigare storsäljarna VW Golf och Tiguan har nu väldigt låg försäljning. Och lagren är överfyllda.
"customers are just not interested in buying cars"