Fun and Interesting Facts about Hyundai

We are going over some fun and interesting facts you might not have known about Hyundai!  We found some of these to be very interesting!

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  • The first fact about Hyundai is that the company was established in 1967 by Chung Ju-yung, its headquarters are located in Seoul, South Korea!  This means that Hyundai is 47 years old!
  • Hyundai is a brand to reckon with!  They hire more than 75,000 people worldwide!
  • Vehicles under the brand Hyundai are sold to a total of 193 nations and it is the fourth biggest automobile manufacturer in the world!
  • The Ulsan car production plant which is operated by Hyundai is the largest worldwide!  They have a potential to manufacture around 1.6 million cars every year!
  • Hyundai was ranked second-best by J.D. Power and Associates in a survey on initial quality in 2004!
  • Not only is Hyundai an overall great brand but they are also one of the most noticeable brands worldwide.  Not with just automobiles.
  • Hyundai also is one of the primary sponsors of the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro, the Korea Football Association and also the Olympique Olyonnais!
  • The Swedish Rally in 2000 marked the entrance of the Hyundai World Rally Team.  This team had its first top ten finish at the Rally Argentina.
  • The North American International Road Show named the Hyundai Elantra as the car of the year in 2012!
  • Hyundai opened its first Canadian factory in Bromon, Quebec and was named as Hyundai Auto Canada Inc.
  • Hyundai had a commercial in New Zealand that promoted the Santa Fe in 2006 promoting the car of the future.  The ad was so popular in New Zealand that is was voted as New Zealand’s favorite TV ad!
  • The Korean word “Hyundai” signifies “modern” and reflects Hyundai’s commitment to produce innovative, high quality vehicles at affordable prices.
  • The company’s first assembly and manufacturing plant in the United States is in Montgomery, Alabama.  It started production in March of 2005 and rolled out the 2006 Sonata!

2006 Hyundai

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