Based on this latest news, I think if you don't have a VIN this week then it will be a 2021 (assuming the new model equipment changes mentioned in the article include the Telluride). It wouldn't make sense to shut down for another week for new model equipment changes right after they start back up.I ordered a SXP in November and was just told that my eta is June 24th. Not seeing a vin on the vin lookup website. Given the factory shutdown, does this likely mean that I will see a 2021?
One of Georgia's largest manufacturing operations will close for two weeks until mid-April.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia in West Point earlier cancelled production operations on March 19-20 "due to supply chain issues." The $1.1 billion plant on a 2,200-acre site along Interstate 85, Seoul, Korea-based Kia Motors Corp.'s first manufacturing site in North America, was slated to resume production Monday.
In a statement Tuesday, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia said, "In response to the unprecedented situation arising with the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. and supply chain concerns, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) will suspend production at its West Point, Ga. facility effective Monday, March 30. Operations will be halted for two weeks, including a previously planned shutdown April 6-10 for new model equipment changes. Production is planned to resume on Monday, April 13.
"While operations are suspended, KMMG will perform additional cleaning and disinfecting processes of work stations throughout the plant. The adjustment will also provide team members with time for adjusting personal and family priorities related to the impact of the COVID-19 virus.
"KMMG will continue to closely monitor the situation and follow guidelines set by local, state and federal authorities."