Toyota stays on the sidelines

Slumping auto sales force automaker to close plants for 11 more days

By Plant Engineering Staff January 6, 2009

Toyota will keep its global manufacturing plants closed for an additional 11 days inThe Japanese automaker, which had scheduled plant closings a Toyota spokesman told CNN .Detroit-based automakers continued to slump in the fourth quarter of 2008, with Chrysler its sales dropped 37% , matching the decline of Japanese automakers Nissan and Honda.