Hyundai, Kia to close some local plants temporarilyHyundai Motor and Kia Motors said Thursday they will suspend operations at some domestic plants to manage inventories at affordable levels amid the growing coronavirus impact on the automobile industry.
Hyundai said it will halt operations at most of its domestic plants from April 30 to May 5.
“But the company and the union are not in talks for an additional suspensions,” a company spokesman said.
Hyundai suspended operations at plants in the United States, India and Brazil.
Kia said it will halt operations at two plants in Gyeonggi in Sohari, Gwangmyeong, from Monday to May 10 and again from May 22-25.