Production of, the brand’s new three-row SUV, stopped in South Korea after a shortage of parts.
Just Auto reported for the first time that production of the large SUV had stopped on June 15 and cited a potential problem with the supply chain following the death of an employee of the supplier after the conclusion of a contract. The production break would also have affected the , which is slated to launch in the United States this summer.
A Hyundai representative confirmed that production would stop earlier this week, but said the hiatus should not affect the Palisade models to American specifications. The manufacturer did not immediately respond to a request for update on the situation, and Genesis did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the production of the GV80.
La Palisade had its best month of sales in March just beforeto slow the spread of COVID-19. As more and more restrictions disappear – even if the virus continues to spread – we have seen . However, pre-pandemic sales estimates will likely be shifted by a few million units.
As for the GV80, Genesis CEO Mark Del Rosso told Roadshow thein his name in May. He also alluded to a higher than expected demand for the model and stressed that the launch had been a smooth navigation, with no foreseeable problem for the supply of the vehicle.