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A Story of Innovation and Expansion: the Hyundai History

Hyundai is now a top 10 global automaker, part of an extensive empire that was started as a construction company in 1947. The Hyundai cars have been striking not only through the distinctive, polished design, but also through the innovative concepts they embody.

The Hyundai Motor Company

Considering it was the creation of a developing country, Hyundai has been an incredibly dynamic automobile manufacturer. Its founder was the Korean Chung Ju-Yung to have the necessary determination to make a family business grow into a serious global competitor. The Hyundai group was later established through incorporating more of the mastermind's companies, with Hyundai Motor Company among these. The fields it has reached are those of shipbuilding, heavy machinery, petrochemicals, electronics, financial services and even aerospace.

An Industrial Empire

The Hyundai plants and dealerships are spread on 6 continents. The brand now counts a total of 45 domestic companies affiliated to the group, with 254 overseas companies. Hyundai helped post-war Korea leave poverty behind and has come a long way ever since.

In 1968 the company enters a Licensing Agreement with Ford, assembling Ford's compact cars using the original technology and starting the commercial production of Ford Granadas and Ford Cortinas models for the South Korean market. 26 firms in different countries are later approached for the use of various technologies and thus Italy and Japan cater to car design, U and Germany forge the plants, US provides components and so on. 1974 is the year when Hyundai motor Services Co. and Hyundai Engineering co. are set up.

In the 1970's, the brand develops its first model that was independently designed and manufactured – the subcompact Pony, using important components of Mitsubishi Lancer. The Pony range is released in 1976 as the country's first automobile model and also becomes part of the exports.

Latest Developments, Achievements and Eco Performance

In 2012, Hyundai launched its new Santa Fe, Veloster Turbo and i40 Saloon. Korea's New Car Safety Evaluation Board awards its First Prize to the Santa Fe model. Sonata Hybrid gets to rank high in the US consumer satisfaction surveys, while the Geneva Motor Show sees the company's electric concept car as a world premiere. Additionally, Hyundai receives the award for being the most fuel efficient brand, also with the lowest CO2 emissions. Moreover, the medium-sized car market is being led by the Sonata model and Elantra is titled Car of the Year in North America.

Hyundai keeps on following its hybrid car dreams, continuing to develop such models and to focus on high fuel economy and on alternative fuel sources, as well as on zero CO2 emissions.

 

Latest Hyundai news

Hyundai, the company with the biggest auto manufacturing plant


2013-11-22 22:47:20

Hyundai Motor Company has the distinction of owning the largest facility for automobile manufacturing in Ulsan, South Korea. This integrated facility produces an astounding 1.6 million units per year. Hyundai employs about 75, 000 employees worldwide and its vehicles are marketed in 193 countries by 6000 franchises and showrooms. Annual sales in 2012 placed Hyundai Motor Group at 5th place in the world.

Hyundai Verna-A car with excellent features


2014-01-10 00:22:45

History of Hyundai Verna goes back to the days of 2000, being familiarly known as Accent, the car is much an up gradation and then named as Verna, being a front wheel drive sub-compact car. The car comes in 1.4 and 1.6 both petrol and diesel variants, pointing safety aspects notably. Awarded with more than 4 stars for all its safety aspect, the car is much more stylish to take a drive.

Hyundai Eon-A tiny sedan for your comfort


2014-01-23 02:00:48

Being a city car, the history of Hyundai Eon traces its days back to the days of 2011. Possessing a 5door hatchback as its body style, the layout of the car turns out to be front engine based. Possessing 814 ccEpsilon G3HGl3 gasolines, the car possesses the 5speed manual transmission. The car has lots of safety aspect that make you get protected. 

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe – A Hi-Tech Car For City Roads


2014-02-19 10:54:13

Taking the Saga of Hyundai Santa Fe car Series to the next step, the Experts of Hyundai have come up with an awesome design of model with extraordinary features, making it a truly lavish car model series by Hyundai. The Next Generation Santa Fe has been loaded with striking features which makes it a perfect city dwelling sedan for the common man.

What Grand new Lingo from Hyundai brings into your life?


2014-03-20 13:04:42

Well, without a car life is really miserable in the city traffic. However, the model you pick would ramp up your image in the public. Let people stare at your Grand new Lingo which is recognized as top selling car it recorded country’s highest automotive sales in the whole of the rapidly growing yet competitive automobile Indian market. Would it be prestigious for you to travel in the car that has won ICOTY award by Sr.Editors, the most prominent automotive publications that are spreading the news on the cars within the country? While you would feel proud of owning such car, let us also relish the extensive features packed into this model by Hyundai. 

Hyundai models list:

ImageModelYears
Hyundai Accent 1995-2013
Hyundai Azera 2006-2013
Hyundai Elantra 1992-2013
Hyundai Elantra Coupe 2013-2013
Hyundai Elantra GT 2013-2013
Hyundai Elantra Touring 2009-2012
Hyundai Equus 2011-2013
Hyundai Genesis 2009-2015
Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2010-2013
Hyundai Santa Fe 2001-2013
Hyundai Sonata 1990-2013
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2011-2013
Hyundai Tucson 2005-2013
Hyundai Veloster 2012-2013
Hyundai Veracruz 2007-2012
Hyundai Entourage2007-2008Hyundai Excel1990-1994
Hyundai Scoupe1991-1995Hyundai Tiburon1997-2008
Hyundai XG3002001-2001Hyundai XG3502002-2005

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