Production of the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 may be delayedMarch 8, 2021
After successfully launching pre-orders and reporting about 35,000 orders received in South Korea, Hyundai may have problems with the production of the IONIQ 5. News1 said Hyundai is in conflict with the local union.
It is clear that the move to electric vehicle production will result in the loss of many jobs, and Hyundai is currently suffering from the threat of a strike at plant 1 in Ulsan.
Hyundai is trying to convince the union of its number of workers at Ulsan Plant 1, where the IONIQ 5 will be assembled. Hyundai has agreed on the number of unions and workers before developing new vehicles or partial modifications in accordance with collective agreements.
It appears that negotiations for man-hours for the production of the IONIQ 5 were already scheduled a few months ago, but it is known that there is a difference in the number of workers involved.
Considering that sales in Europe are due to start this month (deliveries are scheduled for the summer), and sales in the domestic market in April, the company urgently needs to solve the problem.
The new IONIQ 5 is in high demand in Europe as well, where dealers received nearly 3,000 orders for the Project 45 Launch Edition in less than 24 hours. Even in Korea, the number of orders on the first day reached 23,760, now this figure has exceeded 35,000 units.
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