Hyundai dealerships re-opened earlier this week and Hyundai has been successful in retailing all 170 car dealerships. Korean carmaker Hyundai has resumed manufacturing operations at its only plant in India located in Sriperumbudur, Chennai.
Owing to the Coronavirus lockdown all operations at the facility were halted starting March 23, 2020. The company was able to make a total of 200 cars on the first day of production restart at the plant.
Hyundai Motor India said this has been done by maintaining 100 % compliance to Social Distancing apart from adhering to all State & Central Government guidelines. With the start of production in shift operations, the carmaker is eyeing to manufacture around 12,000 to 13,000 units this month.
Earlier this week Hyundai also resumed operations in 255 Showrooms & workshops across India. In the first 2 days, the company received 4,000 customer inquiries, 500 customer bookings, and was successful in retailing 170 cars. To ease the buying process, while keeping the fear of employment uncertainty at bay, an EMI assurance program has been introduced to select new customers covering up to 3 car loan EMIs. The program covers the customers under uncertainties such as employment loss in view of poor financial health, acquisition/merger of the company, or due to any applicable laws. However, this scheme is not valid on cars like the Creta, Elantra, Tucson, and Kona.
Hyundai is also looking into the safety and sanitization facets of its dealerships and workshops. The company is dispatching 6.8 lakh masks (3-Ply, N-90 & N-95) as well as 20,000 half-liter & 1.5 lakh 100 ml cases of sanitizers for consumers, sales, service and backend staff at all dealerships.