Nissan Motor said on Wednesday it would extend its production halt in Thailand until 28 October due to severe floods in the country.

Production had been suspended until at least today, Reuters noted.

Honda said earlier it expected to resume operations at its flood-hit plant at Thailand's Rojana industrial estate a month after flood waters are drained from the complex, which was forced to shut on 6 October.

The floods are likely to cause Thailand's auto sector, the biggest in Southeast Asia, to miss its output target of 1.8m units this year, Hiroshi Kobayashi, president and chief executive of Asian Honda Motor told Reuters after meeting with Thailand's industry minister to discuss the floods.

But Honda remains confident about its investments in Thailand, Kobayashi added.

The carmaker has said it would extend a production halt at its Thai auto factory until 21 October.

ANALYSIS: Thai flood effects not long-lasting