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Founded: 29 December 1967

A South Korean vehicle manufacturer founded in 1967 as a subsidiary of the Hyundai conglomerate founded in 1947. Hyundai's name comes from a Korean word for "modernity" written as 現代. Together Hyundai, Kia (since Hyundai's majority acquisition of Kia in 1998), and 2015 luxury spinoff Genesis form the Hyundai Motor Group.

Truck trailer and cargo container manufacturer Hyundai Translead is also a part of the overall Hyundai conglomerate.

Vehicle names used by Hyundai currently and throughout history:  Accent, Atoz, Azera, Elantra, Entourage, Equus, Excel, Genesis, Genesis Coupe, Getz, Grace, Grandeur, HCD-7, HCD-8, HCD9 Talus, HND-4 Blue Will, HND-9, i10, i20, Intrado, ix35, Matrix, Pony, Santa Fe, Scoupe, Sonata, Stellar, Tiburon, Tucson, Veloster, Veracruz, XG300, and XG350.

Dealerships include:
Hyundai of Turnersville
Metro Hyundai
Planet Hyundai
Rosen Hyundai Algonquin (Algonquin, Illinois)
Schaumburg Hyundai (Schaumburg, Illinois)

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Hyundai Motor Company page on 10 April 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Hyundai Motor Company (Hangul: 현대자동차; Hanja: 現代自動車) is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. The company was founded in 1967 and, along with its 32.8% owned subsidiary, Kia Motors, together comprise the Hyundai Motor Group, which is the world's fifth largest automaker based on annual vehicle sales in 2012. In 2008, Hyundai Motor (without Kia) was ranked as the eighth largest automaker. Hyundai sold 4.4 million vehicles worldwide in 2012, and with Kia, total sales were 7.12 million.

Hyundai is the fourth largest vehicle manufacturer in the world. Hyundai operates the world's largest integrated automobile manufacturing facility in Ulsan, South Korea, which has an annual production capacity of 1.6 million units. The company employs about 75,000 people worldwide. Hyundai vehicles are sold in 193 countries through some 5,000 dealerships and showrooms.

Genesis Motors is the luxury car branch of Hyundai.

Chung Ju-Yung founded the Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company in 1947. Hyundai Motor Company was later established in 1967. The company's first model, the Cortina, was released in cooperation with Ford Motor Company in 1968. When Hyundai wanted to develop their own car, they hired George Turnbull in February 1974, the former Managing Director of Austin Morris at British Leyland. He in turn hired five other top British car engineers. They were Kenneth Barnett body design, engineers John Simpson and Edward Chapman, John Crosthwaite ex-BRM as chassis engineer and Peter Slater as chief development engineer. 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. Exports began in the following year to Ecuador and soon thereafter to the Benelux countries.

In 1984, Hyundai exported the Pony to Canada, but not to the United States, because the Pony didn't pass emissions standards there. Canadian sales greatly exceeded expectations, and it was at one point the top-selling car on the Canadian market. In 1985, the one millionth Hyundai car was built.

In 1986, Hyundai began to sell cars in the United States, and the Excel 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. In the spring of 1990, aggregate production of Hyundai automobiles reached the four million mark. In 1991, the company succeeded in developing its first proprietary gasoline engine, the four-cylinder Alpha, and also its own transmission, thus paving the way for technological independence.

In 1996, Hyundai Motor India Limited was established with a production plant in Irungattukottai near Chennai, India.

In 1998, Hyundai began to overhaul its image in an attempt to establish itself as a world-class brand. Chung Ju Yung transferred leadership of Hyundai Motor to his son, Chung Mong Koo, in 1999. Hyundai's parent company, Hyundai Motor Group, invested heavily in the quality, design, manufacturing, and long-term research of its vehicles. It added a 10-year or 100,000-mile (160,000 km) warranty to cars sold in the United States and launched an aggressive marketing campaign.


Multimedia

10 February 2017
15-56014 Caitlin Ahearn v. Hyundai Motor America
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Objectors appeal the district court's order granting final approval of a nationwide class action settlement between class representatives and Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America, Inc., and awarding attorneys' fees.
Download 15-16178 Abdul Mohamed v. Uber Technologies, Inc. - 404MB - 42:54


DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
10 February 2002South Korean Carmakers Make Huge US Sales Increases
Michael Leland for Voice of America News

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Photographs

Hyundai BlueLink BlueLink
2013 Chicago Auto Show
Chicago Auto Show photo
Safe Driving Technologies Shine at 2013 Chicago Auto Show
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
10 February 2002South Korean Carmakers Make Huge US Sales Increases Michael Leland
7 February 2003Hyundai Translead Goes Live with SAP(R) Service ManagementBaer Group
16 April 2003Hyundai Enjoying Sharp Rise in US Sales John Birchard, VOA News
18 April 2003Hyundai Sets Sights on Higher Sales, Better Public Image John Birchard, VOA News
5 July 2004More Strikes for Hyundai Motor in South KoreaAndrea Niem
9 September 2004New Hyundai Plant Should Aid Alabama Economy John Birchard, VOA News
29 August 2005Strike Cripples South Korea's Largest AutomakerHeda Bayron
13 March 2006Which Hyundai Dealer is Best for Me?Amber Sell
17 April 2006Hyundai Probe WidensKurt Achin
29 April 2006现代汽车集团总裁郑梦九被捕 维基新闻 - Wikinews
26 May 2006Hyundai: Out To Inform The World About The ESCJoe Thompson
8 June 2006Hyundai, Making Driving Possible For People With DisabilitiesStacey Wilson
3 May 2007Hyundai Quarterly Profit Dips 10%Anthony Fontanelle
9 August 2007Hyundai Motors: Reinventing ItselfAnthony Fontanelle
17 August 2007Hyundai Motors Names LatinWorks As Its National Hispanic Marketing AgencyAnthony Fontanelle
24 September 2007Hyundai Launches Canadian Performance Parts DivisionAnthony Fontanelle
4 January 2008Hyundai Announces 2008 GoalsHyundai
7 January 2008Hyundai´s Global Brand Value RisesHyundai
14 April 2009Hyundai Comes to the United StatesRonnie Tanner
4 August 2010Korean Automaker Aims to Boost Fuel EfficiencyVOA Breaking News
21 September 2010Korean Automaker Launches Plant in RussiaVOA Breaking News
14 July 2011Good results for Hyundai in the first months of 2011Francesca Tessarollo
1 September 2012Why Hyundai Cars are Great for Young AdultsMark Etinger
4 September 2013Hyundai Heading For WRC In 2014 Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
18 November 2013A Petrol Engine - But Not As We Know It Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
12 December 2013The New Hyundai N Performance Range Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
17 January 2014Hyundai Build On Success Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
14 February 2014Can Hyundai/Kia Redefine The American Market's Luxury Car?Bill Crittenden
7 August 2014Hyundai Agrees to Pay $17.35 Million Fine in Brake Defect CaseNHTSA
2 July 2015Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC; Subzone 222A (Motor Vehicles); Montgomery, AlabamaFederal Register: Foreign-Trade Zones Board (Elizabeth Whiteman)
9 October 2015Authorization of Production Activity; Foreign-Trade Subzone 222A, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC (Motor Vehicles), Montgomery, AlabamaFederal Register: Foreign-Trade Zones Board (Andrew McGilvray)
15 March 2016FOX Sports’ Eric Shanks & Hyundai Motor Company Celebrated at Cynopsis Sports Media AwardsCynopsis Media
28 April 2016Women In Trucking Association announces Hyundai Translead’s support as Silver Level PartnerWomen In Trucking Association
25 October 2016Hyundai, Kia Fined $41 Million for Inflating Gas Mileage ClaimsVOA News
3 January 2017You Can Now Control Your Hyundai With Google Home, But Would You Want To?Dave Ashton, TorqueNews


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - Hot Wheels 52912-0710Hyundai Spyder Concept2002 First Editions, small scale, gold
Die Cast - Hot Wheels 52912-E910Hyundai Spyder Concept2002 First Editions, small scale, gold, Race & Win! Online


Documents

DateReport Name & Organization198 pages in 17 documents
3 July 2012Electronic Parking Brake Apparatus
United States Patent US 8,210,326 B2
In Su Kim for Hyundai Motor Company

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- 486KB - 6 pages
3 July 2012Exhaust Gas Recirculation System with Unified Cylinder Head and Exhaust Gas Recirculation Device
United States Patent US 8,210,157 B2
Youngmin Sohn, Woo Tae Kim, and Chun Woo Lee for Hyundai Motor Company

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- 461KB - 5 pages
26 October 2012United States District Court, Central District of California, Western Division
Kehlie R. Espinosa et al. v. Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor America's Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification

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- 196KB - 32 pages
19 February 2013Composition of Polyketone with High Impact Strength
United States Patent US 8,378,023
Choon Soo Lee, Min Hee Lee, Bong Hyun Park, Seong Hoon Lee, Jong Hwal Kim, Sung Kyoun Yoon, and Byoung Gook Kang for Hyundai Motor Company, Desco Co., Ltd., and Hyosung Corporation

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- 1.0MB - 5 pages
16 July 2013Catalyst for Diesel Particulate Filter, Preparation Method of the Same, and Soot Reduction Device of Diesel Engine Including the Same
United States Patent US 8,486,852
Ho-In Lee, Yeon-Su Kim, Jin Ha Lee, and Jie Won Park for Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation

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- 623KB - 12 pages
16 July 2013Method of Controlling Output of Fuel Cell in Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle
United States Patent US 8,486,571
Seo Ho Choi, Nam Woo Lee, Soon Il Jeon, Sang Uk Kwon, Seong Pil Ryu, and Sun Soon Park for Hyundai Motor Company

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- 1.8MB - 24 pages
16 July 2013Method of Forming Nanostructured Surface on Polymer Electrolyte Membrane of Membrane Electrode Assembly for Fuel Cell
United States Patent US 8,486,280
Kwang Ryeol Lee, Myoung Woon Moon, Sae Hoon Kim, and Byung Ki Ahn for Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, and Korea Institute of Science and Technology

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- 1.5MB - 19 pages
6 August 2013Preparation Method for Hollow Carbon Fiber Using Supercritical Fluid
United States Patent US 8,501,146
Young-Ho Choi, Suck Han, and Chi-Hoon Choi for Hyundai Motor Company

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- 410KB - 6 pages
7 August 2014TQ14-002 NHTSA Recall No. 13V-489
Consent Order
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 13 pages - 302KB




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