The Toyota RAV4 has been one of the brand's best-selling vehicles for quite some time now. You could say it’s already on its way to legendary status. Just this year, the RAV4 has also come out with a hybrid version and this has added more appeal to the beloved crossover to new SUV buyers.
However, those looking at getting one might have to wait for a little while as Toyota has announced they will suspend production of the crossover due to the ongoing parts shortage.
Toyota has initially announced that their flagship Land Cruiser LC 300 production has come to a screeching halt. Their sister company Lexus has also paused production of the LX and NX series as well due to the same problem.
The automaker has mentioned that the parts shortage has worsened due to the continued rise of active cases of COVID-19. This has affected their production line and they won’t be hitting their target orders this August. The target was 700,000 units, which is 200,000 units in Japan and 500,000 units overseas. It looks like their previous plan of targeting 850,000 units per month from August to October will be scrapped for now and might move to a later date.
Toyota has repeatedly apologized for the waiting times for their vehicles. Locally there is no advisory yet. With numerous vehicle launches happening locally and globally, people may look to other alternatives because of the wait times.
Given that our market sources RAV4 units from abroad (Japan) it is highly likely the TMP will advise their customers in the coming weeks or months.