Due to shortage of spare parts, Hyundai Motor had to suspend production of the Hyundai Palisade and Genesis GV80 a week ago.
The company’s assembly lines have suffered production stoppages, since the coronavirus pandemic began. Hyundai’s most domestic and overseas plants shut shown in spring.
Now the manufacturer is trying to establish a normal production process, but some disruptions in supplies continue.
Recently, the production of the Santa Fe and Sonata has been also postponed. The global demand is falling, and there is a necessity to control inventory. Hyundai’s world sales dropped 26 percent through the first 5 months of 2020.
Nevertheless, the Genesis GV80, the brand’s first SUV, is in high demand. In May, before production started, the company had received nearly 10,000 reservations for the new GV80.
For comparison: in 2019, Genesis sold 21,233 new vehicles in total. Among the goodies the model offers there is a 3D digital instrument cluster, handwriting recognition, an air-purification system.
We worry whether forced delay of production will affect timely deliveries of the popular cars, like the Genesis GV80 or the Hyundai Palisade.
Hyundai announced earlier this month that it suspended deliveries of the diesel GV80s due to an engine issue (excessive vibration).
Upper photo: 2021 Genesis GV80