Honda Motor says it will extend production suspensions at some North American plants into next week due to various supply chain issues. Last week, the Japanese automaker said a variety of issues would force it to halt production at a majority of North American plants for the entirety of this week and impact production at the remainder of its North American plants. Honda cited "impact from COVID-19, congestion at various ports, the microchip shortage and severe winter weather" for the production cuts… A widespread chip shortage affecting automakers is expected to disrupt production at South Korea's Hyundai Motor from April, the Financial Times yesterday, citing a person with direct knowledge of the situation. Hyundai tells Reuters the company was aware of the auto industry's rising concerns over chip supplies, and that it was closely monitoring the situation to take necessary measures and optimize production in line with the supply conditions…