Why is India’s car industry in breakdown mode?

BBC | Sep 11, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • India’s second-biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, Ashok Leyland, is suspending production at several units from five to 18 days in September, triggering fears that the slump in the automotive sector shows no sign of letting up.
  • As the automotive industry declined for the 10th month in a row in August, car sales dropped by 41% – the steepest fall in two decades.
  • Now fears are rising that if demand continues to fall, forcing lower production, more jobs could disappear.