• Hyundai IONIQ Wins 2017 Green Good Design Award™

    IONIQ boasts of innovative use of recycled and eco-friendly materials, making it an efficient, environment-friendly mobility solution.

     

    Driving the most fuel efficient vehicle doesn’t mean you have to compromise on its appearance as the 2017 Hyundai IONIQ received the 2017 Green Good Design Award™ from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The Green Good Design Awards™ celebrate important …

    Read More...
  • Hyundai Motorsport celebrates sixth WRC win with 1-2 in Rally Poland

     

    - Hyundai Motorsport has finished Rally Poland with its best ever WRC result to close the gap in the Manufacturers’ Championship to just 22 points

    - Neuville secured his third victory of the 2017 season with an impressive performance ahead of team-mate Hayden Paddon, who registered his first podium of the year in second

    - Dani Sordo finished fourth, himself under 30 seconds from the podium, to ensure all three Hyundai i20 Coupe WRCs finished inside the top-four

     

    July 2, 2017 – …

    Read More...
  • All-new Elantra and All-new Tucson win prestigious iF Design Award

     

    •  All-new Elantra and All-new Tucson receive ‘iF Design Award 2016’ in product design category

    •  Hyundai Motor models win iF Design Award for 3 consecutive years

    •  Hyundai Motor’s evolving design philosophy is realized in refined style elements in All-new Elantra

    •  Bold and athletic design creates unique SUV appearance for All-new Tucson

     

    Hyundai Motor received international recognition for its vehicle design from the prestigious iF Design Awards jury. All-new Elantra and All- …

    Read More...
  • 2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON & 2016 SONATA EARN IIHS 2015 HIGHEST SAFETY RATINGS

    Sept 25, 2015, Arlington, Virginia -  In one of the industry’s most rigorous tests of vehicle safety, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson and 2016 Sonata earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. This is the first time Tucson, which received a significant redesign for the 2016 model year, has received the highest honor from IIHS.

     

    IIHS rates vehicles for occupant protection based on performance in five tests: moderate overlap front, small overlap front, …

    Read More...

Hyundai Breaks Ground for Third Plant in China

- Hyundai’s production capacity in China to reach 1 mln units by 2012

- Hyundai continues to expand in world’s largest auto market

(Seoul, Korea) Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker, began construction of a third plant in China to respond to growing demand in the world’s largest automobile market.

 

Beijing Hyundai Motor Company (BHMC), a 50-50 joint venture between Hyundai Motor and Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., held a ground-breaking ceremony for a 400,000 unit/year plant on Nov. 28 in Shunyi District, Beijing. The new plant is scheduled to be completed by July 2012 and combined with its two existing plants which roll out up to 300,000 units each, Hyundai will be capable of producing up to one million units in China by 2012.

 

“Today is a very important day for us, as we secure production capacity for one million units in China,” Mong-Koo Chung, Chairman & CEO of Hyundai Motor, said at the ground-breaking ceremony. “With its expanded capacity, Hyundai aims to be a leading passenger car maker and an exemplary company in the Chinese auto industry.”

The ceremony was attended by about 700 guests, including other Hyundai Motor executives and Chinese government officials, including Chairman of the People's Political Consultative Conference, Jia Qinglin, Hyundai suppliers, dealers and local media members.

 

BHMC expects this year’s sales to exceed its target of 690,000 which is already beyond its annual capacity of 600,000, while cumulative sales may surpass 2.5 million units. The plant will be built on a 1.6 million m2 site, while the plant will have a floor space of 300,000 m2, featuring vehicle production facilities such as stamping, welding, painting, assembly and module lines, as well as engine production facilities.

 

In particular, as the third plant is only 20 km northeast of the existing plants, cooperation and support between each plant at all stages of production and distribution will be maximized. The third plant is scheduled to produce small or mid-size models specifically designed for the Chinese market starting from the second half of 2012, with plans to gradually expand its model lineup depending on demand.

 

Hyundai established BHMC in 2002, opening its first plant in China. It added a second factory in 2008, doubling its annual production capacity to 600,000 units. So far this year, as of the end of October, BHMC has sold 569,787 units.

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group which was ranked as the world’s fifth-largest automaker since 2007 and includes over two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Employing over 75,000 people worldwide, Hyundai Motor sold approximately 3.1 million vehicles globally in 2009, posting sales of US$41.8 billion (including overseas plants, using the average currency exchange rate of 1,276 won per US dollar). Hyundai vehicles are sold in 193 countries through some 6,000 dealerships and showrooms. Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products are available at www.hyundai.com.