Hyundai has responded to the increased demand in the only way that makes sense: they have increased production proportionately. The manufacturer will not just be sending up a few more autos to make up for the loss, however; the current plan is to increase Hyundai production by 19% by the end of 2012.
The automaker plans to accomplish this increased production by adding third shift employment at their Alabama auto plant, a move that will generate an estimated 20,000 extra vehicles by the end of the year from that plant alone.
Hyundai's previous shortage was likely the result of now-resolved labor disputes, with union leaders predicting an improved productivity with no foreseeable loss of output. With their most efficient plant generating nearly 1.5 million autos a year, Hyundai should have no trouble meeting new demands.
At Shaffer Hyundai, they have seen the demand increase first-hand. Automobiles like the 2012 Hyundai Elantra, starting at an MSRP of $15,345 are difficult to keep in stock, thanks to appealing traits like their reliability and fuel efficiency (the Elantra gets an EPA-estimated 40 mpg on the highway).
The 2012 Hyundai Sonata is another vehicle that the sales team at Shaffer Hyundai has seen leaving the lot in record numbers. With a base MSRP of $19,795, this family-friendly sedan carries obvious appeal to many Chicagoland drivers.
Drivers who have had trouble getting their hands on the latest Hyundai models are encouraged to contact Shaffer Hyundai to see what they currently have in stock and inquire about when this increased production will affect their Merrillville dealership's inventory.
In addition to a wide selection of the latest new Hyundai vehicles, Shaffer Hyundai stocks all makes and models of pre-owned vehicles at affordable prices, with financing available to qualified buyers. They also feature a state-of-the-