The supplier said it had resumed production at 32 plants in China. It reported 2019 sales of $21 billion.
Inoue Katsushi, who led Honda's European business for the last four years, moves to China where the automaker was one of the few global brands to buck the market's downturn last year.
Tesla plans to build several models at the plant starting with the Model 3 and Model Y. The factory is due to open in July 2021.
Nearly all U.S. owners of VW diesel cars with rigged engines took part in a $25 billion settlement but the automaker has declined to give compensation to owners in Germany.
The supplier of exterior parts and fuel systems reported strong growth but operating margin fell due to depreciation and difficulties at a new U.S. factory.
The Landtrek, which Peugeot developed with Changan Auto, will be built in China and South America.
The supplier anticipates production delays through February with some plants resuming operations in mid-to-late February, working to achieve full production through March.
VW Group Chief Financial Officer Frank Witter, who was instrumental in steering the automaker through its costly diesel scandal, will step down next year, Bloomberg reported.
The group will monitor developments and coordinate communication, and work with the Japanese government on measures to ensure the smooth flow of components through supply chains.
Former Opel, BMW and Mazda designer Kevin Rice will be the creative head at all three of Pininfarina's styling departments: cars, industrial design and architecture.
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