PARIS -- Renault said its South Korean subsidiary, Renault Samsung Motors, would suspend production at its Busan site for four days from Feb. 11 due to supply chain disruptions in China.
"Because of its geographical proximity, the Busan plant is the site that is most exposed to supply disruptions in China," a Renault spokeswoman said on Friday.
Renault and its alliance partner Nissan were working closely on the supply disruptions because the Busan unit produces the Nissan Rogue SUV, the spokeswoman said.
Renault joins Hyundai in stopping production in Korea as the coronavirus outbreak hits parts production and logistics.
Hyundai's production suspension follows a shortage of wiring harnesses which Hyundai sources mainly in China.
Renault extended on Monday the shutdown at its factory in China's Wuhan until Feb. 13, in line with the Chinese government's guidance following the coronavirus outbreak.
Fiat Chrysler warned on Thursday that supply disruptions due to the deadly virus outbreak could threaten production at one of its European plants within two to four weeks.