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Hyundai Palisade And Genesis GV80 Production Halted For A Lack Of Parts

Parts shortages, plunging global demand, the pandemic’s effects are still affecting Hyundai Motor Group


  • The COVID-19 pandemic is slowing but its effects are still very much present.

  • Production of other models also suspended due to low demand in world markets.


Everyone wants to get back to the “old normal” but it looks like we will have to be patient a while longer. Despite their best efforts and will to get back to business as usual, Hyundai, along with many other carmakers, are facing mounting and dragging issues. In Hyundai’s case, a parts shortage has forced them to idle production of the large 3-row Palisade SUV and the anticipated Genesis GV80 luxury SUV.

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Unrelated to the pandemic, Hyundai Motor Group had announced a suspension of deliveries of diesel-powered GV80 units because of excessive engine vibrations.

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Many parts manufacturers had no choice but to shut down their production during the pandemic’s height which explains the ongoing shortage. Thankfully, in a way, demand for new vehicles globally has plummeted, a fact that pushed Hyundai to suspend the Sonata’s and Santa Fe’s production lines.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe | Photo: Hyundai

Some factories, according to Just Auto, were also forced to curb operations because some employees were diagnosed with the Coronavirus. This was the case last week for two Kia assembly lines located near Seoul, South Korea.

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid | Photo: Hyundai

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