Kia Motors India has suspended all its operations till further notice over the Coronavirus threat. This could lead to a delay in the deliveries of the Seltos
The complicated situation arising out of the Coronavirus spread has been taking a heavy toll on the country’s automotive industry. Almost all automakers in India have shut down the operations at their plant for the fear of COVID-19 spread. The South Korean automaker, Kia Motors has recently announced a temporary suspension on the production at its Anantapur facility. This decision has been made in a view of the safety and well-being of all employees, workers, customers, partners and associates across India.
To recap, Kia signed a memorandum of understanding with Andhra Pradesh’s government to establish a new manufacturing factory in Anantapur in April 2017. It is Kia’s first-ever manufacturing facility in India and holds a production capacity of around 300,000 units on an annual basis.
“With this, company’s manufacturing facility in Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) and company office premises will stop functioning until further notice,” announced Kia Motors India.
Kia has also revealed that the operation of its dealerships will remain on call with the availability to address any requirements from customers via the digital channels. The customers are also advised to visit the company’s website for more information on its products like Carnival or Seltos.
The automotive company also ensures that the deliveries, service requirements would not be delayed without compromising on the precautionary measures. However, it remains to be seen if the deliveries of Kia Seltos, which has a huge demand, would suffer or not. Kia Motors confirmed to continue to monitor the situation closely and keep in touch with concerned authorities and administration, all the ways to extend any possible assistance and cooperation when in need.
“Kia Motors stands with India in its efforts to fight against this global pandemic”, confirmed the South Korean auto major.
Kia Motors has created quite a benchmark in the Indian automobile market with its first product – Kia Seltos. Currently, the company has a network of 265 touchpoints spreading widely in 160 cities across the tier 1, 2 and 3 cities in India.