The car maker will reportedly shut down its Asan plant on Monday and Tuesday due to a lack of chips.
The Asan plant produces 30,000 rupees each year, including Sonata and Grandeur sedans.
It was earlier this week that Hyundai stopped production at its Agan plant due to a lack of chips. A South Korean automaker has announced that it will suspend production at Sonata’s production plant for two days next week due to a shortage of electrical components. Automakers will shut down their Asan plant on Monday and Tuesday, according to an IANS report. The modern Agan plant, located about 100km south of Seoul, produces Grandeur and Sonata sedans.
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Hyundai has seven factories in South Korea, five in Ulsan and two in Asan and Jeonju. In addition, the company has 10 overseas factories and 4 facilities in China, each in India, Brazil, Czech Republic, Turkey, Russia and the United States. The total capacity of these plants is approximately 5.5 million units.
Automakers expect a four-day outage to result in the loss of production of more than 4,000 vehicles. The Ulsan plant, located 414km southeast of Seoul, was also shut down from April 7th to 14th due to a shortage of parts. In addition, Hyundai produces EV cars for Ionic 5 and Kona at the Ulsan plant.
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The outage occurred due to a shortage of semiconductor components used in Kona’s front vehicle camera system and a problem with Hyundai Mobis’ production line, which deploys the Ionic 5 traction motor. Automakers expect to lose 6,000 units. Kona and 6,500 Ioniq 5.
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Hyundai Motor Stops Production at South Korean Plant Due to Chip Shortage
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