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Not sure what’s running on the line currently but as of now, no plans to shut it down.
 

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Not sure what’s running on the line currently but as of now, no plans to shut it down.
No mention of bZ4X or Solterra, so that's good!
 

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"Suspension" of production would imply that production has already started and is in progress, which, in the case of the Solterra and bZ4X isn't the case. I wouldn't take any false hope from this, unfortunately.
Four models are built on the line. When the entire line is suspended (as from June 18th to September 7th), all 4 models were listed in the suspension column. What we don't know is if the line ISN'T suspended, are all models running or can only one model (Crown is definitely running right now) be running to drop that line completely out of the suspension column.
 

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Four models are built on the line. When the entire line is suspended (as from June 18th to September 7th), all 4 models were listed in the suspension column. What we don't know is if the line ISN'T suspended, are all models running or can only one model (Crown is definitely running right now) be running to drop that line completely out of the suspension column.
The GR Yaris is is explicitly mentioned, for October 3 and 4. No other models on that assembly line are mentioned. If other models are NOT being produced, it's fair to assume they would be listed.
 

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But the GR Yaris is not on the line 1. It's on a GR dedicated line.
Not to mention the GR Yaris and GR Corolla are taking up LOTS of their media and marketing time right now, including Toyota President Akio Toyoda driving a special hydrogen-engine version of the GR Yaris around a WRC track in Belgium, as a bit of a media stunt.

If all the indicators hold true, it won't be until the end of October that their attention switches to the bZ4X and Subaru is allowed to talk about the Solterra again.
 

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That would be an expected move, as it probably shares the same wheel attachment problems as the bZ4x/Solterra, which, up to now, Toyota hasn’t declared a solution for yet.

In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising to see that introduction date pushed back again. Toyota/Lexus/Subaru probably aren’t going to succeed in the EV market for long by introducing a few thousand models per vehicle year in a market where other EV manufacturer is moving to a position to churn out dozens of EV models every month.
 

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I wouldn't read too much into that. After a stop-work order like this, they're going to catch up on their backlog of "late" vehicles before they work a completely new model.

I also don't think it's an accurate statement to say that Toyota / Subaru are only producing "a few thousand models per year". That we the first year, and they're obviously gauging market demand and not wanting to overproduce. I expect they will ramp up numbers very quickly in future years. Subaru has already announced their intention to shift assembly to one of their factories as soon as they can.
 
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