Production of the, the brand's new three-row SUV, has come to a halt in South Korea following a parts shortage.
Just Auto first reported production of the big SUV had stopped on June 15 and cited a potential issue with the supply chain following a supplier employee's passing after contracting . The production pause also reportedly affected the , which is set to launch in the US this summer.
A Hyundai representative confirmed the production stoppage earlier this week but said the pause shouldn't affect US-spec Palisade models. The automaker didn't immediately respond when asked for an update on the situation.
A Genesis representative confirmed GV80 production had stopped, but the pause has not, and will not, affect US customers simply because production of the US-spec model hasn't started yet.
The Palisade had its best sales month in March just before theto slow the spread of COVID-19. As more restrictions lift -- even as the virus continues to spread -- we've seen a . Still, sales estimates from before the pandemic will likely be off by a couple million units.
As for the GV80, Genesis CEO Mark Del Rosso told Roadshow theto its name as of May. He also hinted at higher-than-expected demand for the model and emphasized that the launch had been nothing but smooth sailing, with no foreseeable issues to the vehicle's supply.
First published June 19.