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Volkswagen to extend U.S. production halt until April 12

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG <VOWG_p.DE> said on Wednesday it is extending a production halt at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, assembly plant until April 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The German automaker began a production halt at its U.S. assembly plant on March 21. The company said on Wednesday Volkswagen brand sales in the United States in March fell 42%.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Sandra Maler)