October 31, 2020

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    Kia Motors halts factories near Seoul as eight workers contract coronavirus

    Kia Motors has suspended production at all of its factories near Seoul, South Korea from Wednesday as eight of its workers have tested positive for the coronavirus, a union official said. The factory produces Kia’s Carnival SUV and its Rio small car, among other models. Kia did not have an immediate comment when it was […]

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    General Motors Korea to cut output of SUV as coronavirus hits U.S. exports

    General Motors’ South Korean unit prepares to significantly cut output this month at a factory producing its new Trailblazer sport-utility vehicle (SUV), as the coronavirus pandemic weighs on its U.S. exports and also disrupts parts supplies. GM Korea is responsible for providing some of automaker’s small SUVs to the U.S. market to meet a consumer […]

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    Kia Motors to halt operations at two factories in South Korea

    South Korean automaker Kia Motors prepares to halt operations at two of its domestic factories from April 27 to May 10 and then again between May 22 to 25, a union official stated on Thursday. Kia had been in talks this month with the labor unions of its plants to flexibly halt some production to […]

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    Kia considers stopping three South Korean plants due to coronavirus

    Kia Motors informed its labour union in South Korea that it aims to suspend operations at three of its domestic plants as the coronavirus outbreak weighs on exports to Europe and the United States, a union official stated on Monday. The union has not currently decided whether to accept the plan – under which operations […]

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    Donghee Auto suspends production, due to coronavirus

    Donghee Auto, a South Korean contract producer for Kia Motors’ compact vehicles, has suspended production, a company official stated on Monday, citing a fall in overseas demand as the coronavirus pandemic has spread across Europe. Donghee Auto produces Kia’s Picanto and Ray models. The company has suspended production at its plant located in Seosan, South […]

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    Hyundai reports lower monthly sales as coronavirus decreases demand

    Hyundai Motor reported its lowest monthly worldwide sales in a decade in February as the coronavirus outbreak damaged demand, in what is the first major indicator of damage to the wider auto sector from the epidemic. It turned in a initial sales figure of 275,044 vehicles for the month, 13% below 315,820 vehicles sold a […]


    Hyundai stops work at Korean factory after worker tests positive for coronavirus

    Hyundai has closed a factory in South Korea on Friday after an employee tested positive for coronavirus, disrupting production of well-known models such as Palisade sport utility vehicle. Shares of the automaker dropped down over 5% following the news, while the wider market dropped 3.3%. The closing dealt a fresh setback to the automaker, which has […]

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    Some South Korean Samsung, Hyundai employees self-quarantine

    Some South Korean workers at Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Motor are staying home as a precautionary measure as South Korea scrambles to avoid the coronavirus outbreak from causing widespread disruption in the country. About 1,500 employees of Samsung Electronics’ phone complex in the southeastern city of Gumi have self-quarantined after one of its employees was […]

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    Hyundai to stop South Korea output due to coronavirus outbreak

    Hyundai Motor said it will suspend production in South Korea due to coronavirus outbreak which has disrupted the supply of parts, becoming the first major automaker to do so outside of China. The virus has infected thousands and has killed over 400 people in China. In China, many international automakers have already extended factory closures […]


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