Due to production disruption caused by the COVID-19 lockdown in Shanghai, Toyota has canceled some orders of the Harrier sports utility vehicle. Customers are being asked to switch their orders to the improved Harrier, which is scheduled to be released in September. The automaker has disclosed neither the price nor the improved functions of the newer model.
According to a report by Nikkei newspaper, dealers say orders received by Toyota have been scrapped due to issues at the carmaker. About 74,000 Harrier jets were sold domestically last calendar year, dealers say. The report comes as Toyota struggles to shrug off the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns and a global semiconductor shortage, straining its supply chain and cutting back vehicle production.