Hyundai and Kia will suspend production at their eastern European factories for two weeks, starting on Monday.
Hyundai said the closure of national borders throughout Europe has created logistical challenges for employees and suppliers while demand for automobiles is declining.
Hyundai's plant in Nosovice in the Czech Republic builds the i30 compact car, the Kona full-electric crossover and Tucson SUV.
Kia builds the Ceed compact-car range and Sportage SUV in Zilina, Slovakia.
Reuters contributed to this report