Genesis G80 postponed again, as Hyundai is inactive due to coronavirusFebruary 8, 2020
Hyundai postponed the launch of the restyled Genesis G80 once again after deciding to suspend production at all seven of its plants in South Korea due to a shortage of spare parts from suppliers in China affected by the outbreak of coronavirus.
The New York Times reports that a number of factories in China responsible for the production of parts needed by Hyundai were shut down due to the spread of coronavirus. In a statement, the South Korean automaker confirmed the move, saying that it “decided to suspend its production lines at its plants in Korea,” – adding that “the decision is due to disruptions in the supply of parts due to the outbreak of coronavirus in China.”
It remains unclear how much the updated Genesis G80 will be delayed, since no one knows how long the coronavirus emergency will last and how long it will grow.
Hyundai’s South Korean businesses will be completely shut down on February 7, 2020, and some production lines are expected to restart on February 11 or February 12. Industry representatives say this step is needed due to a certain lack of wiring harnesses from suppliers. Suppliers say they are trying to increase production in factories in South Korea and Southeast Asia to compensate for disruptions in China.
Recent spy images of the Genesis G80 with facelift showed that it will be equipped with the same four headlights and taillights as the recently introduced GV80 SUV.
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