Japan Crises Affect New Car Paint Choices

Automakers around the world are adjusting production to deal with a shortage of parts made in Japanese factories. The crisis is even affecting car colors because key pigments come from Japan. Ford has stopped new orders for trucks, SUVs and cars that come in tuxedo black, according to The Wall Street Journal.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And automakers around the world are still struggling with the crisis in Japan. They're adjusting production to deal with a shortage of parts made in Japanese factories. The crisis is even affecting car colors, because key pigments come from Japan.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Ford has halted new orders for trucks, SUVs and cars that come in tuxedo black. Ford told dealers that it will continue making the models, but it's cut back on production of cars and trucks in that color. Production of certain red vehicles will also be reduced.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

And I'm Linda Wertheimer.

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