The company had planned a total of four launches this year, of which Aura and the all-new Creta have already hit the market. Of the other two facelift models for the year, Verna has been launched while Tucson is likely to, during the course of the year.
The company is waiting for government directives to resume operations. The state government has formed a committee under the leadership of State Finance Secretary. A number of industry bodies are also a part of the committee.
Discussions on Covid-19 have been ongoing since January at the global level. Initially, when supply chains in other countries were impacted, the company was still able to manage. But now that the they have been disrupted in India, the company has made the safety of its employees a priority. The management has been constantly in touch with each of its staffers and has been enquiring about their well being, the company said. While Kancheepuram, where its factory is located, is a green zone, it has a supply chain network all across the country. Hyundai is awaiting clarifications from the Tamil Nadu government and will start production once the key issues are ironed out. The company is in touch with all its partners across locations.
Hyundai sees the need for a whole set of standard operating procedures and believes that a new normal may be coming into place in its industry.