April 05, 2019 13:28
Hyundai management and union on Thursday agreed to increase production of the popular Palisade SUV after a month of negotiations.
Hyundai's new large SUV was a hit even before its release in December last year, receiving over 20,000 pre-orders in two weeks. It sold 55,000 units until the end of last month, but only 20,000 have been delivered.
"We've been producing 6,240 Palisade vehicles a month but agreed to a 40-percent increase to make 8,640," a Hyundai spokesman said.
Hyundai's Ulsan plant has produced equal number of Palisades and the light commercial van Starex, but now 75 percent of production will be Palisades.
Hyundai wanted to produce more Palisades but the union protested that this would increase the workload, so they compromised on reducing production of the Starex.
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