Workers assemble Honda Civics on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda automotive plant in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on February 6, 2017. Photo: Chinatopix via AP Workers assemble Honda Civics on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda automotive plant in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on February 6, 2017. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
Workers assemble Honda Civics on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda automotive plant in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on February 6, 2017. Photo: Chinatopix via AP

Coronavirus could cut China auto production by up to 2 per cent this year, S&P says

  • Production likely to decline ‘materially’ in the first quarter as car makers forced to delay plant reopenings after Lunar New Year, S&P says
  • Sales could recover after epidemic stabilises, but positive effect to be ‘mild’, rating agency says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Workers assemble Honda Civics on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda automotive plant in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on February 6, 2017. Photo: Chinatopix via AP Workers assemble Honda Civics on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda automotive plant in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on February 6, 2017. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
Workers assemble Honda Civics on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda automotive plant in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on February 6, 2017. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
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