Hyundai Cars : History, Achievements & Models

History of Hyundai Cars Hyundai Motor Company was founded by Chung Ju-Yung in 1967 who was also the founder of Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company. The name “Hyundai” comes from the Korean word for “modern.” Hyundai cars are closely tied to the idea of staying modern and to the company’s slogan, which is “New Thinking. […]

History of Hyundai Cars

Hyundai Motor Company was founded by Chung Ju-Yung in 1967 who was also the founder of Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company. The name “Hyundai” comes from the Korean word for “modern.” Hyundai cars are closely tied to the idea of staying modern and to the company’s slogan, which is “New Thinking. New Possibilities.”

The First Car Model

The company’s first model, the Cortina, was released in cooperation with Ford Motor Company in 1968. In 1975, the Pony, the first Korean car, was released, with styling by Giorgio Giugiaro of ItalDesign and powertrain technology provided by Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors.

Achievements

  • The Excel Car was nominated as “Best Product #10” by Fortune magazine, largely because of its affordability. The company began to produce models with its own technology in 1988, beginning with the midsize Sonata.
  • Hyundai’s Blue Drive Program has developed more sustainable energy-saving solutions than ever before, including an eco-driving system that has been proven to lower fuel consumption.
  • Hyundai Blue Link Technology allows owners of Hyundai cars to do all sorts of cool things, including remotely turning on their car and heating it up.
  • The Tucson Fuel Cell is not only the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle in the world, but it’s also the very first Crossover Utility Vehicle to offer the fuel cell technology.

Manufacturing Plants

The company’s Ulsan production plant is capable of manufacturing over 1.5 million cars each year and is the world’s largest production plant of any manufacturer. The Manufacturing Plants of Hyundai Car in India is in Chennai.

Alabama has one of the world’s most advanced vehicle manufacturing facilities which belongs to Hyundai. The facility is capable of taking raw material and transforming it into a street-legal vehicle in 19 hours flat. More Than 50 Percent of the Cars Hyundai Sells in the U.S. are Built in Alabama.

Hyundai Manufacturing Plant at Chennai, India

The Popular Models in Hyundai are

  • Hyundai Verna Fluidic
  • Hyundai i10
  • Hyundai Grand i10
  • Hyundai i20
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Hyundai Xcent
  • Hyundai Fluidic Elantra
  • Hyundai Santro Xing
  • Hyundai Eon
  • Hyundai Creta

[i] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyundai_Motor_Company 

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