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Hyundai Motor Company

This article is about the Hyundai Motor Company subsidiary. For the Hyundai Motor Group, a group of companies, see Hyundai Motor Group.

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Hyundai Motor Company
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The Hyundai Motor Company (Hangul: 현대자동차; Hanja: 現代自動車; RR: Hyeondae Jadongcha  listen; Hangul: 현대; Hanja: 現代; MR: Hyŏndae, IPA: [hjə́ːndɛ],[7] modernity; ) 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, and its 100% owned luxury subsidiary Genesis Motors [8] which together comprise the Hyundai Motor Group. It is the third largest vehicle manufacturer in the world.[9]

Hyundai operates the world's largest integrated automobile manufacturing facility[10] 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.[11]


The world's largest automobile manufacturing plant in Ulsan, South Korea, produces over 1.6 million vehicles annually.

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.[12] 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.[13][14][15][16] 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.[17]

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.[17] 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.[18]

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.[19] 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.

In 2004, Hyundai was ranked second in "initial quality" in a survey/study by J.D. Power and Associates.[citation needed][clarification needed] Hyundai is now one of the top 100 most valuable brands worldwide.[according to whom?] Since 2002, Hyundai has also been one of the worldwide official sponsors of the FIFA World Cup.

In 2006, the South Korean government initiated an investigation of Chung Mong Koo's practices as head of Hyundai, suspecting him of corruption. On 28 April 2006, Chung was arrested, and charged for embezzlement of 100 billion South Korean won (US$106 million).[20] As a result, Hyundai Vice Chairman and CEO, Kim Dong-jin, replaced him as head of the company. On 30 September 2011, Yang Seung Suk announced his retirement as CEO of Hyundai Motor Co. In the interim replacement period, Chung Mong-koo and Kim Eok-jo will divide the duties of the CEO position.[21]

Research and development

Hyundai has six research and development centres, located in Korea (three offices), Germany, Japan and India. Additionally, a centre in California develops designs for the United States.[22]

Hyundai has made an app with augmented reality, showing users how to operate and maintain vehicles.[23]


See also: Hyundai

In 1998, after a shake-up in the Korean auto industry caused by overambitious expansion and the Asian financial crisis, Hyundai acquired the majority of rival Kia Motors. Hyundai owns 33.88% of Kia.[24]

In 2000, the company established a strategic alliance with DaimlerChrysler and severed its partnership with the Hyundai Group. In 2001, the Daimler-Hyundai Truck Corporation was formed. In 2004, however, DaimlerChrysler divested its interest in the company by selling its 10.5% stake for $900 million.

Hyundai has invested in manufacturing plants in North America, India, the Czech Republic, Russia, China and Turkey as well as research and development centres in Europe, Asia, North America and the Pacific Rim. In 2004, Hyundai Motor Company had $57.2 billion in sales in South Korea making it the country's second largest corporation, or chaebol. Worldwide sales in 2005 reached 2,533,695 units, an 11 percent increase over the previous year. In 2011, Hyundai sold 4.05 million cars worldwide and the Hyundai Motor Group was the world's fourth largest automaker behind GM, Volkswagen and Toyota.[25][26] Hyundai vehicles are sold in 193 countries through some 5,000 dealerships.

Design emphasis

In 2006, Hyundai hired Thomas Bürkle as head of the company's design center in Russelsheim, Germany. Bürkle had previously worked for BMW, having designed the BMW 3 Series (E46), and the BMW 6 Series (E63).[27][28] Hyundai's current design philosophy is known as Fluidic Sculpture,[29] which is heavily inspired by nature.[30]

Regional operations

North America

The Hyundai Genesis, named the 2009 North American Car of the Year. The 6th Generation Hyundai Sonata was awarded 'Top Safety Pick' from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the United States[31] The Hyundai Elantra was crowned North American Car of the Year at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The Hyundai Tiburon, also known as the Tuscani in South Korea and as the Coupe in Great Britain. it was discontinued in 2008. The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is a compact 3-door sports car first produced in 2011 as a replacement for the discontinued Hyundai Tiburon The Hyundai Tucson, also known as ix35 in Europe and Brazil from second generation. Hyundai Santa Fe was awarded the Top Pick by Consumer Reports in 2008. A Hyundai Universe Space Luxury, the latest modern coach by Hyundai. Successor to the Hyundai Aero.
United States

Hyundai Motor America began selling cars in the United States on 20 February 1986, with a single model, the Hyundai Excel, which was offered in a variety of trims and body styles. That year, Hyundai set a record of selling the most automobiles in its first year of business in the United States compared to any other car brand; total sales in 1986 were 168,882.

Initially well received, the Excel's faults soon became apparent; cost-cutting measures caused reliability to suffer. With an increasingly poor reputation for quality, Hyundai sales plummeted, and many dealerships either earned their profits on repairs or abandoned the product. At one point, Hyundai became the butt of many jokes (i.e. Hyundai stands for "Hope you understand nothing's driveable and inexpensive") and even made David Letterman's Top Ten Hilarious Mischief Night Pranks To Play In Space: No.8 – Paste a "Hyundai" logo on the main control panel.[32]

In response, Hyundai began investing 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) powertrain warranty (known as the Hyundai Advantage) to its vehicles sold in the United States. By 2004, sales had dramatically increased, and the reputation of Hyundai cars improved. In 2004, Hyundai tied with Honda for initial brand quality in a survey/study from J.D. Power and Associates, for having 102 problems per 1000 vehicles. This made Hyundai second in the industry, only behind Toyota, for initial vehicle quality. The company continued this tradition by placing third overall in J.D. Power's 2006 Initial Quality Survey, behind only Porsche and Lexus.[33] Hyundai is ranked number 4 in World's Most Admired Companies under the motor vehicles section of CNN, after BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke), Volkswagen and Daimler in 2011.

Hyundai continues to invest heavily in its American operations as its cars grow in popularity. In 1990, Hyundai established the Hyundai Design Center in Fountain Valley, California. The center moved to a new $30 million facility in Irvine, California in 2003, and was renamed the Hyundai Kia Motors Design and Technical Center. Besides the design studio, the facility also housed Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI, established in 1986), a subsidiary responsible for all engineering activities in the U.S. for Hyundai. Hyundai America Technical Center moved to its new 200,000-square-foot (19,000 m2), $117 million headquarters in Superior Township, Michigan (near Ann Arbor) in 2005. Later that same year, HATCI announced that it would be expanding its technical operations in Michigan and hiring 600 additional engineers and other technical employees over a period of five years. The center also has employees in California and Alabama.

Hyundai incorporated a new manufacturing facility, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, in April 2002. The new plant in Montgomery, Alabama was completed during 2004, at a cost of $1.7 billion. Production started in May 2005. It employed more than 3,000 workers in 2012.[34] Currently, the plant assembles the Hyundai Elantra, the Hyundai Sonata, and the Hyundai Theta engine. It is Hyundai's second attempt at producing cars in North America since Hyundai Auto Canada Inc.'s plant in Quebec closed in 1993.

Hyundai America Technical Center completed construction of its Hyundai/Kia proving ground in California City, California in 2004. The 4,300-acre (17 km2) facility is located in the Mojave Desert and features a 6.4-mile (10.3 km) oval track,[10] a Vehicle Dynamics Area, a vehicle-handling course inside the oval track, a paved hill road, and several special surface roads. A 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) complex featuring offices and indoor testing areas is located on the premises as well. The facility was built at a cost of $50 million. An aerial view can be found here.

In 2003, Consumer Reports, based on complaints about 2002 model new cars that in general are less than one year usage, ranked Hyundai's reliability tied with Honda's; however, J.D. Power and Associates put Hyundai's 2002 vehicles below the industry average according to its annual Initial Quality Survey, which looks at problems in the first 90 days of ownership.[35]

In 2006, J.D. Power and Associates' quality ranking, overall the Hyundai brand ranked 3rd, just behind Porsche and Lexus, and beating longtime rival Toyota.[36] But Hyundai's ranking fell to twelfth in 2007.[37] However, in 2009, Hyundai was the Highest Ranked Non-Premium Nameplate in the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study.[38]

In the 2007 Strategic Vision Total Quality Awards, Hyundai Motor leads the most vehicle segments in Strategic Vision's Total Quality Index, measuring the ownership experience. They attempt to measure more than just the number of problems per vehicle. Hyundai tops in Strategic Vision Total Quality Awards. For the first time ever, Hyundai has risen to share the position of having the most models leading a segment. three models with the top Total Quality Index (TQI) score in their segments, including the Hyundai Azera, Entourage, Santa Fe.[39][40]

In 2007 at the New York International Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled its V8 rear-drive luxury sedan called the Concept Genesis to be slotted above the Azera in the Hyundai line-up. This concept made its American debut in mid-2008. The Genesis reintroduced rear-wheel drive to the Hyundai range following a long period of only producing front-wheel drive cars.[41]

In 2007 at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled its second rear-drive concept car, the Concept Genesis Coupe, will be Hyundai's first sports car due to make its debut in early 2009.[42]

In 2008, Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Elantra were awarded 2008 Consumer Reports "top picks". The magazine's annual ratings, based on road tests and predicted safety and reliability are considered highly influential among consumers.[43] The Hyundai Elantra was Consumer Reports' top-ranked 2008 vehicle among 19 other compacts and small family cars, beating out the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Prius.[44]

In 2008, at the North American International Auto Show, the production version of the luxury & performance-oriented Hyundai Genesis sedan made its debut, dealerships will have the Genesis as soon as summer 2008. In 2008, at the New York International Auto Show, Hyundai debuted its production version of the performance-oriented rear-drive Hyundai Genesis Coupe, slated to hit dealerships in early 2009.

On 6 January, Hyundai reported sales of December 2008 fell to 24,037, from 46,487 in previous year and sales for the year dropped 14%, a day after the company launched 'Hyundai Assurance' in order to spark sales amid tough economic conditions.[45]

In 2009, Hyundai announced the five-door hatchback variant of the Elantra compact sedan will carry the name Elantra Touring when it goes on sale in the spring as a 2009 model.[46]

In 2009, the Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan was named 2009 North American Car of the Year, the first for Hyundai.[47] The Genesis has received a number of well-recognized automobile awards worldwide. It also won the 2009 Canadian Car of the Year after winning its category of Best New Luxury Car under $50,000.[48] The Hyundai's V8 Tau engine in the Genesis, which develops 375 hp (280 kW) on premium fuel and 368 hp (274 kW) on regular fuel, received 2009 Ward's 10 Best Engines award.[49]

In 2009, 4 models from Hyundai and two from Kia, earned the Top Safety Award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).[50]

In 2009, Hyundai/Kia vehicles were named as "least expensive vehicles to insure". Hyundai/Kia vehicles were the least expensive to insure and occupied the 'top five' least expensive slots, said[51]

In 2009, according to a preliminary report from the Environmental Protection Agency published in November 2009, which is based on 2009 pre-model year production projections provided by automakers,[52] Hyundai, at an average of 23.4 mpg‑US (10.1 L/100 km; 28.1 mpg‑imp), is the second most fuel-efficient automaker in America, after Honda's combined U.S. fleet of Honda and Acura models at an average of 23.6 mpg‑US (10.0 L/100 km; 28.3 mpg‑imp).[53]

In 2010, a Consumer Reports reliability survey ranked Hyundai (including Kia) as the fourth-best automaker. The ratings reflect the performance, comfort, utility and reliability of more than 280 vehicles that the magazine recently tested.[54]

In 2010, the Hyundai Equus made its North American debut at the North American International Auto Show

In January 2012, the Hyundai Elantra was named the North American Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show, selling more than 200,000 cars since the model's redesigned debut.[55]

Hyundai Auto Canada office in Markham

In 1989, Hyundai Auto Canada Inc. opened a stamping and assembly plant in Bromont, Quebec, employing 800. The plant cost $387.7 million, with Quebec and Canadian federal government subsidies of $131 million.[56] The plant was designed to manufacture approximately 2000 Hyundai Sonatas per week.[56] Subsequently, Chrysler and Hyundai considered a joint venture that would have Chrysler rebranding the Sonata manufactured at Bromont – only to later announce the deal had failed.[57] The Bromont plant was operational for four years before it closed – with Hyundai's sales unable to support the plant. With boost in sales in 2009, Hyundai Auto Canada Inc. is currently planning to build a new plant in Canada and resume production in Canada.[58] Hyundai subsequently sold the plant,[58] which was eventually purchased by Olymbec inc, a Quebec real estate developer. Hyundai is the No.1 import car brand in Canada without a local plant. Sales over 100,000 cars-per-year mark in 2012.


Hyundai Motor México entered the Mexican market in 2014 with the Hyundai Grand i10, the Hyundai Elantra, and the Hyundai ix35.[59] Soon afterwards, the Hyundai Sonata joined the lineup. Prior to the introduction of the Hyundai brand for non-commercial vehicles, Hyundai passenger vehicles, light-duty cargo vans, and passenger vans were distributed by Chrysler de México, branded as Dodge.

Panama & Dominican Republic

Hyundai is No.1 sales car brand in Panama & Dominican Republic.

South America


Hyundai has been a major presence in the Brazilian luxury car market for some time.[clarification needed] In October 2012, Hyundai launched a new small bi-fuel car, the HB20, designed specifically for the Brazilian mass-market. This car, the first product of the new "Projeto HB" (Hyundai Brazil), is built at a new Hyundai factory in Brazil, located in Piracicaba, São Paulo.[60] The HB20 is of very similar size to the Hyundai i20, launched in other parts of the world in 2008.

Hyundai vehicles have also been produced in Brazil at a plant located in Anápolis, Goiás. Production here started with the HR model in 2007, and continued with the Tucson in 2010, the HD78 truck in 2011, and the ix35 in 2013.[61]


Unit sales and year-on-year rate in China. From March 2017, unit sales plummeted in retaliation for the installation of THAAD.

Hyundai models sell well in China.[citation needed] Hyundai is currently working with its Chinese partner Beijing Automobile Industry Holding Co. to develop an electric car for sale only in China.[62][63] In September 2011, it was announced that Korean celebrity Lee Min Ho, who is popular in China, will promote Hyundai's new 'Veloster' in China.[64]

Hyundai and its sister company, Kia, are losing market share because of their over-reliance on sedans, poor brand images and local Chinese automakers compete with price competitive SUVs.[65]

Beijing Hyundai

A joint venture with Beijing Automotive Group,[66] Beijing Hyundai Motor manufactures many Hyundai vehicles,[citation needed] as well as a few models which are exclusive to the Chinese market.[67] This company sold 700,000 passenger cars in 2010. 855,995 car sales in 2012.[68][69] Beijing Hyundai has 3 assembly plants, each 300,000 unit annual capacity in NE Beijing outskirts. Beijing Hyundai produce most of the taxies in Beijing of the year 2013.

Hawtai partnership

Between 2002[70]-2010,[71] Hawtai Motor made Chinese-market versions of the Hyundai Matrix,[72] the Hyundai Santa Fe[70][73] and the Hyundai Terracan.[70][73] The Santa Fe was the fifth most-purchased SUV in China in 2010,[74] and some of Hawtai's versions may greatly differ from those sold in other markets.[75]

Commercial vehicles

In October 2010, Hyundai signed agreement with Sichuan Nanjun Automobile on setting up a commercial vehicle joint venture—Sichuan Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd.[63]

Hyundai's manufacturing plant at Irungattukottai near Sriperumbudur, Chennai, India.

Hyundai Motor India Limited i[76] s currently the second largest auto exporter from India.[77] It is making India the global manufacturing base for small cars.

Hyundai sells several models in India, the most popular being the Santro Xing, i10,[78] Hyundai EON and the i20. On 3 September 2013, Hyundai launched its much-awaited car, Grand i10[79] in petrol and diesel variants. Other models include the Getz, Accent, Elantra, second generation Verna, Santa Fe and the Sonata Transform. Hyundai has two manufacturing plants in India located at Sriperumbudur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Both plants have a combined annual capacity of 600,000 units. In the year 2007, Hyundai opened its R&D facility in Hyderabad, employing now nearly 450 engineers from different parts of the country. Hyundai Motor India Engineering (HMIE) gives technical & engineering support in vehicle development and CAD & CAE support to Hyundai's main R&D centre in Namyang, Korea. In mid 2014, Hyundai launched Xcent, a sedan based on successful Grand i10. Recently, on 11 August 2014, Hyundai India Motor Limited launched the Elite i20 in petrol and diesel variants.

In 2007, Hyundai started its support engineering centre with CAD/CAE teams in Hyderabad, India. Hyundai expanded its engineering activities in India with Vehicle Engineering team in 2010. In 2011, Hyundai started its design activities at Hyderabad R&D Centre with Styling, Digital Design & Skin CAD Teams and Packaging team . Indian engineers are heavily involved in making of Indian vehicles like Grand i10, Elite i20 along with other Global cars.

In June, 2017, The Competition Commission of India imposed ₹87 crore ($13.6 million) penalty for unfair business practices with respect to providing discounts for cars.[80]


Despite having growing sales worldwide, Hyundai struggled in Japan, having sold only 15,000 passenger cars from 2001 to 2009.[81] Following an announcement on November 2009, Hyundai pulled their passenger car division out of the Japanese market and focused on their commercial vehicle division instead.[81] The company said that it is possible for them to come back to Japan fully if market conditions continue to improve.[82] Currently the only Hyundai vehicle available in Japan is the Hyundai Universe bus.


Hyundai is currently the third top selling automotive brand in the country. Hyundai's Getz, i10, Accent, SantaFe, Sonata and Grand Starex were among the models which brought Hyundai to the third spot. Hyundai almost doubled its sales in 2010 with 11,086 in 2009 to 20,712.


In September 1997, Hyundai opened a manufacturing plant in Turkey, located in İzmit, Kocaeli Province. The facility, named Hyundai Assan Otomotiv, was built as a 50-50% joint venture between the Hyundai Motor Company and the Kibar Holding of Turkey, the first stage investment raising to US$180 million.[83] It currently has an annual production capacity of 125,000 units and it manufactured the Accent, the H-100, the Starex, the Matrix and since 2010, the i20.[84] In May 2013 Hyundai Turkey Izmit plant capacity increased up to 200,000 units with 470 million Euro investment. The new i10 and i20 is planned to be produced here.[85]


See also: Hyundai Motor Europe GmbH

Hyundai has been operating an R&D centre in Frankfurt, Germany since 1994,[86] that has been responsible for monitoring technology developments in Europe and designing and engineering new cars for the European market.[87] In September 2003, the company opened its new European headquarters in Rüsselsheim, after an investment worth 50 million euro.[88] The site became the new location for the R&D centre and for the world rally team of the company.[89]

Czech Republic

On November 2008, Hyundai opened its European plant in Nošovice, Czech Republic, following an investment of over 1 billion euros and over two years of construction.[90][91] The plant, which mainly manufactures the i30, ix20, ix35 for the European market, has an annual capacity of 300,000 cars.[92] The new Hyundai plant is 90 kilometres north of Kia Motors' Žilina Plant in Slovakia.


In Russia, the production of the Hyundai Accent, Sonata, Elantra and Santa Fe models has been taking place at the TagAZ plant,[93] located in Taganrog, since 2001,[94] in the form of complete knock-down kits assembly.[95] Since 2006, the factory has also been assembling the Hyundai Porter,[93] County, Aero Town and the HD 500 commercial vehicles.[94]

In June 2008, Hyundai started the construction of a new manufacturing plant in Saint Petersburg with a planned yearly capacity of 100,000 cars,[96] that will eventually be increased to 200,000 units.[97] It started mass production in January 2011,[97] with two models: the Hyundai Solaris and the Kia Rio.[98]


Southern Africa

In Botswana, the assembly of Hyundai Accent, Sonata, and Elantra models was undertaken by the Motor Company of Botswana at their Gaborone plant, since February 1993, in the form of complete knock-down kits. Almost all of the finished vehicles were exported across Botswana's border to South Africa, where the vast majority of dealerships are situated.


Hyundai cars are also manufactured in Egypt, the local manufacturer is the Ghabbour Group, which is located in Cairo. They have a big model range and offers sports models of some car models which are only offered on the Egypt market. Formerly, the company had assembled vehicles such as the Verna.


Hyundai is placed at no.1 for car sales in Libya in 2012.



Hyundai sales increases sharply ranking No. 4 position in Australia in 2012. No.2 sales maker without local plant.

New Zealand

A growing market for Hyundai's cars, sales in New Zealand were up 27% in late 2011, compared to 2010 sales.[99]

Electric and hybrid vehicles

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Main articles: Hybrid electric vehicle and Electric vehicle

Hyundai Motor Company began developing FFVs in 1988. The test vehicle was 1991 MY Scoupe FFV.[100] Since March, 1992, in Seoul, Korea, through at least November 1993, field trials of several FFVs had been performed over more than 30,000 miles.[100]

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid uses a lightweight lithium polymer battery.

The first pure electric car developed by Hyundai was the Sonata Electric Vehicle in 1991. The car started as a Sonata sedan based model.[101] Hyundai later produced electric vehicles utilizing the Excel, Grace, Accent, Atos and Kia Sportage platforms.

Hyundai planned to have six electric vehicles available for testing by the end of 1992. The company was using batteries from Ovonic Battery Company Inc. in Troy, MI.[102] The Excel and the Sonata were the two different models on which the electric vehicles were based. The vehicles were scheduled to likely be tested in the United States and in Korea.[needs update]

The new hybrid-electric FGV-1 was unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show in 1995. The car featured full-time electric drive technology.[103] The 1995 Hyundai FGV-1 was the result of Hyundai's first experiments with hybrid propulsion systems in 1994.

Hyundai produced its second generation hybrid-electric vehicle in 1999. The company is using the “parallel” type design, which utilizes either the ICE or the electric motor.[103] The FGV-2 was the second vehicle to be produced. Others are the Elantra HEV and the Hyundai Accent HEV, which were unveiled in 1999 and 2000, respectively.[103]

The new hybrid electric Sonata made its debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November 2008. The car featured lithium polymer battery technology.[104] The 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid sales in the U.S. began near the end of February 2011.

The Hyundai BlueOn electric car (Hyundai i10 EV).

Hyundai began producing hybrid electric vehicles in 2009. The company is using Hybrid Blue Drive, which includes lithium polymer batteries, as opposed to lithium-ion.[105][106][107] The Avante was the first vehicle to be produced. Other are the Santa Fe Hybrid, the Elantra, Sonata Hybrid[108] and the Hyundai i20, which will replace the Hyundai Getz.

Hyundai Elantra LPI Hybrid[109] (or Avante in the local market) was launched in the South Korean domestic market in July 2009. The Elantra LPI (Liquefied Petroleum Injected) is the world's first hybrid electric vehicle to be powered by an internal combustion engine built to run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as a fuel. The Elantra PLI is a mild hybrid and the first hybrid to adopt advanced lithium polymer (Li–Poly) batteries.[110][111]

The Hyundai Blue Will plug-in hybrid has made its U.S. debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit 2010.[112][113][needs update]

At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai unveiled the i-flow, a concept car using a variant of the BLUE-WILL hybrid system. The i-flow Concept uses a 1.7-liter twin-turbo diesel engine along with electric batteries to achieve fuel economy of 3 litres per 100 kilometres (94 mpg‑imp; 78 mpg‑US). Hyundai says a production car based on the i-flow's design will be in production by 2011.[114]

The Hyundai BlueOn is a subcompact 5-door hatchback electric car produced by Hyundai Motor Company. The prototype, an electric version of i10, was first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009. The pre-production testing model was unveiled in Seoul in September 2010, when the first of 30 units were delivered to South Korean government agencies for field testing. The carmaker plans to build 2,500 units by the end of 2012. The BlueOn is equipped with a LG 16.4 kWh lithium polymer (Li–Poly) battery pack and charges in 6 hours with a 220 V power outlet and in 25 minutes to 80% with three-phase electric power (in a 380 V outlet). The maximum speed is 130 km/h (81 mph) and 0–100 km/h is achieved in 13.1 seconds. According to Hyundai Motor Company, the total investment to developed the BlueOn, its first production electric car, was around 40 billion won (US$34.3 million).[115][116]

As of March 2014[update], cumulative global sales totaled 200 thousand hybrids, including both Hyundai Motors and Kia Motors hybrid models.[117]

Environmental record

On 23 April 2008, Hyundai Motor announced the beginning of a five-year project to turn 50 km² of infertile land into grassland by 2012. Hyundai is doing so with the help of the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (KFEM). The project, named Hyundai Green Zone, is located 660 km north of Beijing. The goal of the project is to end the recurring dust storms in Beijing, block desertification and protect the local ecosystem. Local weeds will be planted in the region that have the ability to endure sterile alkaline soil. This is the first environmental project of the company's social contribution programme. Hyundai also made electric car concept i10 recently.[118][119]

Hyundai Motor plans to aid Chevron Corporation in the construction of up to six hydrogen fueling stations that will be located in California, including locations at the University of California-Davis and the Hyundai America Technical Center in Chino. Hyundai is going to provide a collection of 32 Tucson fuel cell vehicles, which are powered by UTC Fuel Cell power plants.[120]


Alister McRae driving an Accent WRC at the 2001 Rally Finland.

Hyundai entered motorsport by competing in the F2 class of the World Rally Championship in 1998 and 1999. In September 1999, Hyundai unveiled the Accent WRC, a World Rally Car based on the Hyundai Accent. The Hyundai World Rally Team debuted the car at the 2000 Swedish Rally and achieved their first top-ten result at that year's Rally Argentina, when Alister McRae and Kenneth Eriksson finished seventh and eighth, respectively. Eriksson later drove the car to fifth place in New Zealand and fourth in Australia. In 2001, Hyundai debuted a new evolution of the Accent WRC, which was intended to improve reliability, but the performance of the car was still not good enough to challenge the four big teams (Ford, Mitsubishi, Peugeot and Subaru). However, at the season-ending Rally GB, the team achieved their best result with McRae finishing fourth and Eriksson sixth.

For the 2002 season, Hyundai hired the four-time world champion Juha Kankkunen, along with Freddy Loix and Armin Schwarz. Kankkunen's fifth place in New Zealand was the team's best result, but they managed to edge out Škoda and Mitsubishi by one point in the battle for fourth place in the manufacturers' world championship. In September 2003, after a season hampered by budget constraints, Hyundai announced withdrawal from the WRC and planned to return in 2006, which did not happen.[121]

In 2006, following the announcement that Korea was scheduled to earn a Formula One Grand Prix, Hyundai planned to enter the sport.[122] The Korean Grand Prix was first held in 2010, but Hyundai have not entered the championship. Hyundai announced they would be revealing their future rally plans at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, on February 9.[123] The current plans for rallying are focused around the newest Hyundai release, the Veloster.[124] In September 2012 Hyundai announced that they were due to start the WRC with a rally model of its i20 to rival the likes of the Ford Fiesta, the Citroen DS3 and the Mini Countryman.

Hyundai i20 WRC

Hyundai i20 WRC

The Hyundai i20 WRC is a World Rally Car built by Hyundai for use in the 2014 World Rally Championship.[125] It is based on the Hyundai i20 subcompact car, and was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The launch of the i20 marks Hyundai's return to the World Rally Championship after a ten-year absence.[126] The car is scheduled to make its first competitive appearance at the 2014 Rallye Monte Carlo, but may compete during the 2013 season to aid development.[127]

The car will be operated by Hyundai's performance division, Hyundai Motorsport from a base in Frankfurt, Germany.[128]

Model lineup


Sedans, hatchbacks and sports cars

  • Accent/Verna
  • Aslan
  • Elantra/Avante/Lantra
  • Eon
  • ix20
  • Grandeur/Azera/XG (Originally a joint project of Hyundai and Mitsubishi)
  • i10/Grand i10
  • i20
  • i30
  • Hyundai i40
  • Mistra (Joint project of BAG and Hyundai)
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Veloster
  • Xcent


  • Atos/Atoz/Santro
  • Coupé/Tiburon/Tuscani
  • Dynasty
  • Excel
  • Equus/Centennial (Originally a joint project of Hyundai and Mitsubishi)[129]
  • Scoupe
  • Genesis
  • Genesis Coupe
  • Getz/Click/Getz Prime/TB
  • i30/i30cw//i30 Tourer/Elantra Touring
  • Lavita/Matrix
  • Marcia
  • Pony
  • Santamo (Rebadged Mitsubishi Chariot; originally produced by Hyundai Precision Industry)
  • Stellar
Hyundai Eon 
Hyundai i10 
Hyundai Accent 
Hyundai i20 
Hyundai i30 
Hyundai i40 
Hyundai Elantra 
Hyundai Sonata 
Hyundai Grandeur 
Hyundai Veloster Turbo 
Hyundai Genesis Coupe 
Hyundai Genesis 
Hyundai Equus 

SUVs and vans


  • H-1/iMax/iLoad/h400/i800/Satellite/Starex/Grand Starex
  • Porter 2
  • Santa Fe
  • Santa Fe Sport/Santa Fe LWB
  • Tucson


  • Entourage (Similar to the Kia Sedona)
  • Galloper (Rebadged Mitsubishi Pajero; originally produced by Hyundai Precision Industry)
  • Grace (1st generation was a rebadged Mitsubishi Delica)
  • HD1000 (Minibus/Porter)
  • H-1/Satellite/h300/Libero
  • ix35
  • Trajet
  • Terracan
  • Veracruz/ix55
Hyundai Tucson 
Hyundai Santa Fe 
Hyundai Santa Fe LWB 
Hyundai Starex 

Commercial vehicles

  • HM 1620 urban bus
  • HM 1630 suburban bus
  • Hyundai 4.5 to 5-ton truck (Rebadged Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter)
  • Hyundai 8 to 25-ton truck (Rebadged Mitsubishi Fuso Super Great)
  • Aero (Rebadged Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Bus)
  • Aero City
  • Aero Town (e-Aero Town)
  • Bison & 3ton Truck
  • Chorus
  • County (e-County)
  • Hyundai DQ-7
  • e-Mighty
  • Hyundai FB
  • h450/Solati
  • HD160
  • HD170
  • Mega Truck
  • New Power Truck
  • Nova (made by Ghabbour Group in Egypt[130])
  • Mighty (Rebadged Mitsubishi Fuso Canter)
  • Mighty II
  • Hyundai RB
  • Super Truck Medium
  • Super Truck
  • Trago
  • Universe
  • O303 Benz Bus

Concept car

  • MY Scoupe Flexible Fuel Vehicle
  • Sonata Electric Vehicle
  • Excel Electric Vehicle
  • Clix
  • FGV-1
  • FGV-2
  • HCD-I
  • HCD-II
  • HCD-6
  • HCD-7
  • HCD-8
  • HCD-9 Talus
  • LZ450
  • i-oniq[131]
  • TB Concept Car
  • Vision G


Live Brilliant

The Live Brilliant global brand campaign started in 2012. That campaign will be an extension of the “Modern Premium” way of thinking that Hyundai adopted as part of their new brand direction. The goal was to seek to deliver the company's aspiration to make each and every moment a customer spends with Hyundai a moment of happiness, filled with brilliant memories. [132][133][134][135]

Corporate social responsibility

In 2008, Hyundai Motors established a committee to oversee its Corporate Social Responsibility programme.[136] Among the programme's initiatives have been the "Happy Move Global Youth Volunteers Program".[137]

The Hyundai Motors' India Foundation (HMIF) has invested more than 20 million rupees in various corporate social responsibility programmes in India. In 2011, it started the "Go Green" village adoption project in Tamil Nadu. Its aim was to promote environmentally friendly products, increase the forest cover in Tamil Nadu, and improve living and hygiene conditions in the region's villages. A number of schools have been adopted for improvement with the HMIF donating around 450 benches to government schools and drilling 10 bore wells.[138]

Sports sponsorship

UEFA Euro 2012.
  • Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC
  • FIFA
  • International Cricket Council
  • UEFA
  • FIFA World Cup (since 2002)[139]
  • Cricket World Cup
  • UEFA European Championship (since 2000)[140]
  • Korea Football Association
  • A-League
  • Inside the NBA
  • National Football League[141]
  • Sun Bowl[142]
  • Hyundai Tournament of Champions
  • Olympique Lyonnais
  • PFC CSKA Moscow
  • Millonarios Fútbol Club
  • Club Universitario de Deportes
  • Tampines Rovers FC
  • Al-Fateh SC
  • Moroka Swallows F.C.[143]
  • Mandurah City FC[144]
  • Park United FC[145]
  • Carlton Football Club[146]
  • Brisbane Lions
  • Brisbane Broncos
  • AS Cannes Volley-Ball
  • Hyundai Hockey Helpers[147]
  • Rhys Millen[148][149]


In June 2015, the company's Santa Fe became the official Popemobile for Pope Francis of the Catholic Church,[150][151][152] who also used the vehicle for a visit to South Korea in August 2014, which received international attention, along with the usage of the Kia Soul.[153] The topless Sante Fe replaces the prior bulletproof Mercedes-Benz.[150][151][152]

Other sponsorships

  • Academy Awards
  • CNN Worldwide
  • Hyundai Auto Club Philippines


Inflated fuel economy numbers

After an investigation in 2012, the EPA found that 35% of all 2011-2013 Hyundai and Kia vehicles had inflated fuel economy numbers; by as much as six miles per gallon. Currently, Hyundai and Kia have started a reimbursement programme for the owners of the 2011-2013 affected vehicles. [154][155][156]

Wrongly advertised engine and horsepower

Several consumers complained that the engine delivered with the Hyundai Veloster in Brazil was inferior to the one advertised.[157] Independent tests confirmed that it was not the same engine, and it delivered only 121 CV (119 HP) instead of the advertised 140 CV (138 HP), with the car earning derogatory nicknames like Slowster in the Brazilian market.[158]

Marketing controversy

In April 2013, Hyundai Motors UK released a commercial depicting a man attempting to commit suicide via carbon monoxide poisoning in an ix35, only to fail to do so because of the vehicle's non-toxic emissions. The advert, produced by Hyundai's in-house agency Innocean Worldwide, received widespread criticism for promoting suicide.[159] Blogger Holly Brockwell posted an open letter to Innocean and Hyundai, reminding them that her father committed suicide in a similar manner.[160] Hyundai has since taken down the video and issued a formal apology.[159][161]

See also

  • Companies portal
  • Bering Truck Corporation
  • Hyundai Group
  • Hyundai Mobis
  • Hyundai Motor Group
  • Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama
  • Kia Motors
  • List of Hyundai engines
  • List of Korean car makers
  • List of Hyundai Motor Company transmissions


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История марки Hyundai

История южнокорейской автомобильной компании Hyundai Motor началась в 1967 году. За несколько десятилетий компания прошла путь от производства лицензионных автомобилей Ford до создания полномасштабной линейки собственных моделей, от крошечного сити-кара EON до лимузина на базе модели Equus.

Название марки Hyundai с корейского языка переводится как «современность». Слоганом компании является New thinking, new possibilities, что означает «Новое мышление, новые возможности».

Компания Hyundai Motor  была основана крупным корейским предпринимателем Чон Чжу-ёном, владельцем Hyundai Civil Industries. В те годы правительство Южной Кореи активно пропагандировало курс на «корейское экономическое чудо», и четырем крупнейшим концернам страны была поставлена задача организовать производство отечественных автомобилей и довести объем выпуска продукции до 50 тысяч штук к 1980 году.

В 1967 году на заводе Hyundai Motor по лицензии Ford была организована сборка седанов Cortina и Granada.

Спустя несколько лет производство автомобилей Ford решено было прекратить: они устарели и продавались все хуже, да и для развития компании нужны были собственные модели. Для их создания Hyundai нанял специалистов, работавших ранее в британской фирме Austin.

Результатом их работы стал первый массовый корейский автомобиль - Hyundai Pony. Дизайн кузова был заказан знаменитому ателье Italdesign во главе с Джорджетто Джуджаро. Конструкция была частично позаимствована у Ford Cortina, а о поставках двигателей и коробок передач договорились с Mitsubishi Motors.

Модель быстро стала популярной на внутреннем рынке, а в 1984 начался экспорт автомобиля в Канаду с дальнейшим прицелом на поставки в Америку. Продажи в Канаде превысили ожидания, а вот начало экспорта в США пришлось отложить: модель не соответствовала действующим в стране нормам выброса вредных веществ.

Через год компания осуществила выход на рынок США с моделью Excel (усовершенствованный Pony), быстро завоевавшей популярность за счет невысокой стоимости. К 1985 году был выпущен один миллион автомобилей Hyundai.

На волне успеха Excel в том же году Hyundai вывел на внешний рынок новую модель - Sonata. Первая версия успехом не пользовалась, и в 1988 году автомобиль был значительно переработан.

В нем вновь были использованы узлы и детали Mitsubisi, а внешний вид обновленной Сонаты разрабатывал все тот же Джорджетто Джуджаро. Вторая попытка оказалась успешной, а модель, пройдя еще ряд реинкарнаций, выпускается по сей день.

К началу девяностых в арсенале Hyundai было уже около десяти успешных моделей: двухдверный Hyundai S-coupe, лицензионный внедорожник Galloper (Mitsubishi Pajero первого поколения), седан Accent, универсал повышенной вместимости Santamo (Mitsubishi Space Wagon) и другие.

В 1998 году Hyundai начала работу над созданием бренда мирового уровня. В повышение качества и надежности были инвестированы огромные средства. В 2002 году компания в рекламных целях стала одним из мировых спонсоров чемпионата мира по футболу. В 2004 году, согласно американскому исследованию, модели Hyundai заняли второе место в номинации «Качество и надежность». Кроме этого, в это время Hyundai Motor Company, входит в ТОП-100 самых дорогих мировых брендов.

В 1998 году после азиатского финансового кризиса Hyundai купил своего главного конкурента на корейском рынке - компанию Kia Motors.

В настоящее время Hyundai занимает лидирующее место по производству автомобилей в Корее. Благодаря жестким ограничениям на ввоз иностранных автомобилей, компания получила возможность производить модели всех категорий, так как даже самый дорогой автомобиль концерна - Centennial, стоящий около 54 тысяч долларов, обходится покупателям дешевле попадающих в страну иностранных автомобилей представительского класса.

Технологические достижения Hyundai

В 1991 году корейская компания решает избавиться от технологической зависимости со стороны Mitsubishi Motors, и разрабатывает первый собственный бензиновый двигатель с четырьмя цилиндрами Alpha и собственную коробку передач. В 1994 году Hyundai выпускает новый мотор Beta, а в 1995 году - силовой агрегат с двумя распредвалами, находящимися в головке блока, он же DOHC (Double Over Head Camshaft).

Производственное предприятие Hyundai в г. Ульсан - самое крупное в мире. В одном месте сосредоточено пять автомобильных заводов: первый выпускает Accent и Getz, второй Santa Fe, Centennial и Dynasty, третье – Elantra, Coupe и Matrix, а на четвертом собирают минивэны Trajet и коммерческий транспорт. Пятый завод специализируется на внедорожниках - Terracan и Tucson.

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К 2013 году корейский концерн планирует перейти на производство автомобилей из собственной стали. Для этого ему необходимо довести объем выплавляемого Hyundai Steel металла до 23 миллионов тонн в год. Руководство Hyundai Motor убеждено, что этот шаг позволит компании лучше контролировать расходы на производство, так как за два последних года мировые цены на сталь выросли более чем на 25%, и покупка металла у сторонних поставщиков ведет к удорожанию продукции. Когда проект будет запущен, Hyundai Motor станет единственным в мире производителем, работающим исключительно на собственном сырье.

Hyundai Motor в России

Как было сказано выше, с корейского языка слово Hyundai переводится как «современность». Но если с переводом все более-менее понятно, то в вопросе о том, как правильно по-русски произносить Hyundai, есть несколько вариантов. Правильной русской транскрипцией этого слова является «Хёндэ́» с ударением на последний слог. В тоже время на российском официальном сайте употребляется слово «Хендэ». Тем не менее, в России существует несколько ошибочных версий произношения марки, например «Хёндай», «Хюндай», «Хундай» и т.д. Стоит отметить, что проблемы с правильным произношением слова Hyundai существуют не только в нашей стране, но и на других рынках, где продается эта марка автомобилей.

История Hyundai в России началась более 20 лет назад. Стабильно высокий спрос на российском рынке заставил корейцев задуматься о перспективах партнерства с местными заводами. С 2001 по 2010 год на заводе ТАГАЗ в Таганроге осуществлялась сборка легковых автомобилей Hyundai моделей Accent, Sonata и Elantra XD, кроссовера Santa Fe Classic и небольших грузовиков Porter.

В сентябре 2007 начал работу автомобильный завод Hyundai в Санкт-Петербурге. Расчетная мощность предприятия - до 200 тысяч автомобилей Hyundai и Kia в год. На заводе производится модель Hyundai Solaris, разработанная специально для российского рынка, и Kia Rio, построенная на той же платформе, что и Solaris. Одновременно со сборочным производством был запущен завод запчастей Hyundai Mobis.

Российские дилеры Hyundai в июне 2013 года продали 4 676 кроссоверов. Эта цифра стала рекордной для сегмента SUV. Однако главным бестселлером корейской марки в России можно без преувеличения назвать Solaris, который практически сразу после своего выхода на рынок стал самой популярной иномаркой (лучше него на российском рынке продаются только детища «АвтоВАЗа»).

Значимые модели

Hyundai Sonata. Существует в модельном ряду марки с 1985 года, в настоящее время на рынке представлено уже шестое по счету поколение. Начиная со второй «генерации», успешно продается на рынке США. Самым результативным для Сонаты в Америке стал 2011 год, когда машина разошлась тиражом в 225 961 автомобиль.

Hyundai Accent. Самым успешным автомобилем компании считается компактная модель Accent - преемник Pony. В настоящее время выпускается четвертое поколение этого автомобиля.  В России модель, адаптированная для русских дорог, продается под именем Solaris.

Hyundai Santa Fe. Первый кроссовер в модельном ряду Hyundai, который появился на рынке в одно время с Ford Escape/Mazda Tribute. Именно он стал основой программы реструктуризации марки Hyundai в 1990-х годах. Сейчас выпускается уже третье поколение.

Hyundai Getz. Впервые был показан в 2002 году и с тех пор прочно обосновался в списке лидеров малого класса. К примеру, в 2005 году Getz был самой продаваемой моделью Hyundai в мире. В 2008 году на смену ему предложили новую модель i20, однако спрос на Getz был так высок, что для некоторых рынков было принято решение продавать оба автомобиля параллельно. В Россию поставки Getz прекратили в пользу пятидверного хэтчбека Solaris.

Hyundai Equus (Centennial у себя на родине). Первая версия этого представительского седана была разработана в соавторстве с Mitsubishi в 1999 году. Модель, получившая название Centennial, была создана для конкуренции с Mercedes-Benz S-класс и BMW 7 на внутреннем рынке.

В 2009 году на базе был Centennial построен лимузин. Удлинненная версия оснащена двигателем V8 объемом 5 литров. В кресла вмонтированы устройства для массажа, а в салоне установлен традиционный для лимузинов бар. Имя Equus было придумано специально для экспортного варианта модели.

Интересные факты

Нынешний президент Республики Корея и бывший мэр Сеула Ли Мён Бак в течение 27 лет работал в компании Hyundai, в 1988 году он стал председателем совета директоров «Хёндэ Констракшен».

По замыслу  людей, отвечающих за оптимизацию труда на самом большом автозаводе Hyundai в городе Ульсан, между цехами  организованы  вольеры с дикими животными и птицами: пятнистыми оленями, лисами, кроликами и даже павлинами. Согласно концепции, созерцание диких животных должно способствовать повышению производительности труда.

На Hyundai Sonata передвигается легендарный российский режисер Эльдар Рязанов, отметивший недавно свой восьмидесятипятилетний юбилей.

Первая экспортная партия Hyundai Pony из шести машин была куплена эквадорскими таксистами.

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Свою мастерскую молодой автомеханик Чон Джу Ен, прежде работавший грузчиком, разнорабочим и курьером, открыл в 1939 году. Но амбициозное название Hyundai — «современность», или «новое время» — появилось позже. В 1947-м его получило многопрофильное предприятие Чон Джу Ена, которое сначала выполняло подряды американских военных, потом строило дома, мосты и корабли, выпускало станки... Преуспевающая компания все больше интересовалась автопромом, и наконец в 1967 году была создана Hyundai Motor Company. Она открыла линию по производству автомобилей, работала в партнерстве с ведущими американскими и японскими компаниями, вела собственные разработки, строила заводы в Европе и Азии, шаг за шагом завоевывая авторитет на международном рынке и признание автолюбителей.

К 2000 году Hyundai Motor Company стала безоговорочным лидером национального рынка, в 2005-м впервые вошла в «Топ-100» мировых брендов, а в 2010-м признана пятым по величине авто- производителем в мире.

Новое мышление — это выход за установленные традицией границы, а новые возможности — это передовые идеи и решения. Такова основа философии Hyundai. Мы стремимся сделать стильные, высококачественные, надежные и безопасные автомобили более доступными для клиентов. Мы стремимся к тому, чтобы наш бизнес развивался в гармоничной среде — экологической и социальной. И в этом смысле автомобили Hyundai — это не просто средство передвижения. Это среда, объединяющая людей. Это способ совмещения бизнес-целей и целей общественного развития. Такой подход мы распространяем на деятельность под брендом Hyundai во всех регионах присутствия.

Проводниками нашей идеологии являются локальные предприятия Hyundai. Локализация производства позволяет снижать стоимость продукции и наращивать продажи, и в то же время мы вносим вклад в развитие национальных экономик, помогаем преодолевать социальные вызовы, содействуем внедрению мировых стандартов ответственного ведения бизнеса.

Основана компания Hyundai Motor Company


Дебютирует Hyundai Pony, первый корейский легковой автомобиль


С конвейера сходит Hyundai Sonata, покорившая международный рынок соотношением «цена — качество»


Представлен Alpha, первый 1,5-литровый двигатель Hyundai. С этого времени компания начинает выпускать на 100% корейские автомобили


В Турции открывается первый иностранный завод Hyundai. Сейчас заводы Hyundai работают также в США, Индии, Китае, Чехии, России, Бразилии


В России начинаются продажи Hyundai Solaris — абсолютного бестселлера российского рынка


Компания образована в 2007 году для импорта и дистрибуции автомобилей Hyundai. Она гарантирует качество продукции для российских потребителей, обеспечивает соответствие клиентского сервиса высоким стандартам бренда. Лидирующие позиции Hyundai на отечественном авторынке — во многом заслуга «Хендэ Мотор СНГ». Уже к середине 2008 года продажи Hyundai в РФ выросли вдвое, и бренд прочно обосновался среди самых продаваемых в России иномарок.


Его потребности - наш главный приоритет


Мы ставим перед собой все более амбициозные цели и ищем новые возможности для их достижения


Мы не просто работаем вместе — мы стремимся к тому, чтобы наши партнеры и сотрудники четко видели вектор общих усилий и осознавали свою роль в достижении целей


Наша корпоративная культура ориентирована на раскрытие человеческого потенциала


Мы используем передовой опыт и создаем мировые стандарты

Модельный ряд компании постоянно развивается. В 2009 году Hyundai начала вывод новой линейки i на российский рынок. Линейка i – это истинно европейский дизайн, высокое качество и самые передовые технологии. Первенцем ее стал городской хетчбэк i30, который показал высокие результаты продаж уже за первый год своего присутствия на российском рынке. В 2011 году начинается массовое производство бестселлера Hyundai Solaris. Автомобиль, удерживает звание лидера по продажам в своем сегменте, и третий год подряд получает звание «Автомобиль года». Флагманом модельного ряда Hyundai является роскошный премиум-седан Genesis.

Hyundai Motor вносит свой вклад в решение социальных проблем как в России, так и во всех регионах присутствия. Приоритетами компании в этой области являются безопасность дорожного движения, развитие профильного образования, поддержка социально уязвимых групп, защита окружающей среды, культурные инициативы, поддержка массового и профессионального спорта.

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 전북 현대 모터스 Hyundai Motor Group sports
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Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (Korean: 전북 현대 모터스) is a professional football club based in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. Jeonbuk play at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju, the capital city of the province. Jeonbuk has won K-League title four times, first in 2009. They also won Korean FA Cup three times, in 2000, 2003 and 2005.[1] The club has won the AFC Champions League twice, first in 2006, becoming the first club from East Asia to win the tournament since the AFC Champions League was launched in its current format in 2003, and for a time being the only team in the world to have become continental champions without ever having won a domestic title. This title guaranteed Jeonbuk's participation in the FIFA Club World Cup in December 2006. They won the second title in 2016.

The club's color is green which is also the color of North Jeolla Province.


Jeonbuk Hyundai Motor's predecessor was founded in January 1993 under the original name of Wansan Puma FC. Oh Hyung-Kun was the founder of the team, which was the first team to be named after a home location in the history of the K League.

However, they were not able to raise enough funds and Wansan Puma FC went into bankruptcy before they could take their place in the K-League. Many people were eager to keep their club and Bobae Ltd., a local alcohol manufacturer, offered financial support to the club. The club joined the K-League in 1994 after changing its name to Chonbuk Buffalo. The team ran into financial problems and was dissolved after the final match in the 1994 season. In 1994, Korea was under 2002 World Cup bid campaign, so Hyundai Motors took over Jeonbuk Buffalo's players and launched a new club called Jeonbuk Dinos on 12 December 1994.

K-League officially stated that Jeonbuk Buffalo and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are different club. Therefore, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors's history and statistics and records are from 12 December 1994.[1]

Since 1994, Jeonbuk have not seriously challenged for the Korean League title, often languishing in mid-table.[1] After Choi Gang-hee was appointed manager in July 2005, Jeonbuk won the Korean FA Cup in December of that year.[1] In 2006, Jeonbuk finished a disappointing eleventh in the Korean League, however the season had a surprising ending, as Jeonbuk won their first AFC Champions Cup final in Homs, Syria.[1] En route to the final they defeated the champions of Japan, Gamba Osaka, and Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua,[2] and they also beat Ulsan Horang-i, the champion of Korea, in the semi-finals.[3] They triumphed 3–2 on aggregate over Al-Karamah, the champion of Syria, in the final.[4]

They had an opportunity to join the FIFA Club World Cup in December 2006 as AFC Champions League winners.[5] They lost their first game 1–0 to América in the quarter-finals on 10 December, however, they defeated Auckland City 3–0 on 14 December and finished fifth in the tournament.[5]

In 2009, Jeonbuk became the champion of K-League by beating Seongnam Ilhwa 3–1 on aggregate in the K-League Championship on 6 December 2009.[1][6]

On 22 October 2011, Jeonbuk claimed their first-place spot in the K-League for the second time in their history.[7] Furthermore, they reached the final of the AFC Champions League, where they lost to Al-Sadd after a penalty-shootout.[8]

On 4 December 2011, Jeonbuk confirmed the K-League title with a 4–2 aggregate victory in the play-off final against Ulsan Hyundai.[1][9]

In May 2016, prosecutors charged two referees in K League with accepting bribes totalling 5 million won from a Jeonbuk club scout, with three payments of 1 million won each made to one official and two to the other in 2013. On 30 September 2016, Jeonbuk were docked nine points and fined 100 million won ($90,857) by the league's disciplinary committee for the bribery scandal.[10] The scout was sentenced to a six-month suspended jail term for bribery by the Busan District Court.[10]

On 26 November 2016, Jeonbuk won their second AFC Champions League title after defeating Al Ain FC 3–2 on aggregate.[11]

On 18 January 2017, Jeonbuk was banned from entering the 2017 AFC Champions League by the Asian Football Confederation due to the bribery scandal.[12] Jeonbuk lodged an appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport, but the court dismissed an appeal on 3 February 2017.[13]

Kit Suppliers

  • 1995: Ludis
  • 1996: Fuerza Sports
  • 1997–03: Adidas
  • 2004: Umbro
  • 2005–06: Reebok
  • 2007–present: Hummel


Domestic competitions

  • K League Classic
Winners (4): 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015 Runners-up (2): 2012, 2016
  • FA Cup
Winners (3): 2000, 2003, 2005 Runners-up (2): 1999, 2013
  • League Cup
Runners-up (1): 2010
  • Super Cup
Winners (1): 2004 Runners-up (2): 2001, 2006
  • President's Cup
Runners-up (1): 1999

International competitions

  • AFC Champions League
Winners (2): 2006, 2016 Runners-up (1): 2011
  • Asian Cup Winners' Cup
Runners-up (1): 2002
  • FIFA Club World Cup
Fifth place (2): 2006, 2016


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Season Division Tms. Pos. FA Cup AFC CL
1995 1 8 7
1996 1 9 5 Quarter-final
1997 1 10 6 Round of 16
1998 1 10 6 Round of 16
1999 1 10 7 Final
2000 1 10 4 Winner
2001 1 10 9 Semi-final
2002 1 10 7 Quarter-final
2003 1 12 5 Winner
2004 1 13 6 Quarter-final Semi-final
2005 1 13 12 Winner
2006 1 14 11 Round of 16 Winner
2007 1 14 8 Round of 16 Quarter-final
2008 1 14 4 Quarter-final
2009 1 15 1 Semi-final
2010 1 15 3 Quarter-final Quarter-final
2011 1 16 1 Round of 16 Final
2012 1 16 2 Quarter-final Group Stage
2013 1 14 3 Final Round of 16
2014 1 12 1 Semi-final Round of 16
2015 1 12 1 Round of 16 Quarter-final
2016 1 12 2 Quarter-final Winner
  • Tms. = Number of teams
  • Pos. = Position in league


# Name From To Season
1 Cha Kyung-bok 1994/11/26 1996/12/05 1995–1996
2 Choi Man-hee 1996/12/06 2001/07/18 1997–2001
C Nam Dae-sik 2001/07/19 2001/10/03 2001
3 Cho Yoon-hwan 2001/10/04 2005/06/12 2001–2005
C Kim Hyung-yul 2005/06/13 2005/07/10 2005
4 Choi Kang-hee 2005/07/04 2013/06/28 2011/12/21 present 2005–11 2013–present
C Lee Heung-sil 2012/01/05 2012/12/12 2012
C Fábio Lefundes 2012/12/20 2013/06/01 2013
C Shin Hong-gi 2013/06/25 2013/06/27 2013


Current squad

As of 27 July 2017[14][15]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Hong Jeong-nam
2 DF Lee Yong
3 DF Kim Min-jae
4 MF Shin Hyung-min
5 DF Lee Jae-sung
6 DF Kook Tae-jung
7 MF Han Kyo-won
8 MF Jeong Hyuk
9 FW Edu
11 FW Ricardo Lopes
14 MF Lee Seung-gi
15 DF Lim Jong-eun
16 DF Cho Sung-hwan
17 MF Lee Jae-sung
18 FW Ko Moo-yeol
No. Position Player
19 DF Park Won-jae
20 FW Lee Dong-gook
21 GK Kim Tae-ho
22 DF Kim Jin-su
23 FW Éder[A]
24 MF Heo Joon-ho
25 DF Choi Chul-soon
27 MF Yoo Seung-min
30 DF Kim Young-chan
31 GK Hwang Byeong-geun
33 DF Park Won-jae
34 MF Jang Yun-ho
38 DF Park Jung-ho
41 GK Lee Jae-hyeong
99 FW Kim Shin-wook

Squad number 12 is reserved for the Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors supporters, Mad Green Boys.

^[A] Éder acquired Palestine citizenship to be counted as an Asian player, thus avoiding the foreign quota.[citation needed]

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
DF Choi Bo-kyung (to Asan Mugunghwa for military service)
DF Lee Jae-myung (to Sangju Sangmu for military service)
DF Lee Ju-yong (to Asan Mugunghwa for military service)
No. Position Player
MF Myung Joon-jae (to Seoul E-Land)
FW Kim Shin (to Bucheon FC 1995)
FW Cho Seok-jae (to FC Anyang)

Backroom staff

Coaching staff

  • Head coach: Choi Kang-hee
  • Assistant manager: Shin Hong-gi
  • Coach: Park Choong-kyun, Kim Sang-sik
  • Fitness coach: Fábio Lefundes
  • Goalkeeping coach: Choi Eun-sung
  • Scout: Cha Jong-bok
  • Director of youth academy (U-15): Ahn Jae-suk
  • Director of youth academy (U-18): Kim Kyeong-ryang
  • Coach of youth academy (U-18): Kim Jong-chun
  • Goalkeeper coach of youth academy (U-18): Kim Ji-woon

Source: Official website[16]

Support staff

  • Club doctor: Song Ha-heon
  • Assistant club doctor: Kim Byung-woo
  • Assistant club doctor: Lee Hyun-ju
  • Assistant club doctor: Lee Hyuk-jun
  • Interpreter: Kim Min-soo

Source: Official website[17]

See also

  • Hyundai Motor Company
  • List of football clubs in South Korea


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  2. ^ "AFC Champions League 2006 » Quarter-finals". Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "AFC Champions League 2006 » Semi-finals". Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "AFC Champions League 2006 » Final". Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "FIFA Club World Cup 2006". Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Kang Seung-woo (6 December 2009). "Jeonbuk Motors Win First K-League Titles". Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Jeonbuk, Ulsan to clash for K-League championship". 28 November 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "History for Qatar as Al Sadd win Asian title in dramatic shootout". 5 November 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Jeonbuk wins K-League championship". 4 December 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  10. ^ a b Joo Kyung-don (30 September 2016). "Jeonbuk's strong season dented by punishment over bribery scandal". Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  11. ^ (26 November 2016). "Jeonbuk clinch ticket to Japan". FIFA official website. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  13. ^ CAS rejects the request for provisional measures filed by Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors - Court of Arbitration for Sport Website
  14. ^ "Players" (in Korean). Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC official website. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  15. ^ "Jeonbuk Hyundai Players". K League official website. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  16. ^ "코칭스태프" [Coaching staff] (in Korean). Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC official website. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  17. ^ "지원스태프" [Support staff] (in Korean). Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC official website. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 

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История создания компании Hyundai Motor

Группа компаний Hyundai (Hyundai в переводе с корейского «современность» или «настоящее время») была основана в 1947 году Чон Чжу Еном (1915-2001). Пройдя все этапы становления и развития, начиная с небольшой авторемонтной мастерской, компания Hyundai превратилась в крупнейший южнокорейский холдинг, который специализируется в различных областях машиностроения. К моменту своего расцвета холдинг Hyundai занимался судостроением, производством станков, локомотивов, строительством, нефтехимией, производством стали, конструированием и производством электронной техники, автомобилестроением.

Автомобилестроением фирма Hyundai начала заниматься в конце 60-х годов. Изначально было заключено соглашение с британской фирмой Ford на сборку седанов Ford Cortina, Ford Granada и малотоннажных грузовиков Ford D-750. Своих собственных автомобилей в тот момент компания Hyundai еще не производила.

Такое положение вещей не вполне устраивало руководство Hyundai Motor Company, и поэтому в 1973 году было принято решение о начале разработки и производства собственных автомобилей. В этом же году открылся собственный конструкторский отдел.

Через три года при сотрудничестве с Mitsubishi Motors был создан первый легковой автомобиль Hyundai Pony. В создании дизайна автомобиля принимал участие Giorgio Giugiaro и его ItalDesign. Эти обстоятельства позволили произвести настоящий фурор на Туринском автосалоне, после которого пресса наперебой расхваливала и конструкторские решения автомобиля и его изящный дизайн.

Автомобиль завоевал очень большую популярность на внутреннем рынке и выдвинул Hyundai Motor Company в лидеры Корейского автомобилестроения.

Спустя некоторое время компания стала экспортировать Hyundai Pony на внешний рынок под названием Hyundai Exel.

На протяжении последующих десятилетий экономика Кореи росла рекордными темпами, газеты всего мира пестрели заголовки о корейском «экономическом чуде». Не отставала и компания Hyundai. Наращивались производственные мощности, осваивались новые отрасли производства. Судостроительная верфь Hyundai сделала Корею второй мировой державой в области кораблестроения, а дочерняя компания Hyundai Electronics стала одним из крупнейших мировых производителей полупроводников.

На волне быстрого экономического подъема Hyundai Motor Company сделала большие капиталовложения в расширение производственных мощностей своего завода в Ульсане. Это был прорыв к созданию собственных технологий и крупномасштабному производству.

В середине 80-х освоив канадский автомобильный рынок, компания Hyundai и стала пробиваться на самый требовательный, но и самый выгодный рынок США, для этого автомобильный ряд был адаптирован под экспортные рынки.

К 90-му году усилия компании вывели Hyundai Motor Company в ряды мировых игроков автомобильной индустрии. Только в США общий объем экспорта автомобилей превысил один миллион штук.

Велись постоянные разработки новых моделей легковых автомобилей, так осенью 1988 состоялся первый показ автомобиля Hyundai Sonata. В этом автомобиле был использован двигатель выпущенный по лицензии Mitsubishi Motors, однако руководство Hyundai делало ставку на создание автомобиля полностью состоящего из узлов и деталей собственной разработки.

К началу 90-х компания стала реализовывать свои планы по разработке собственных технологий. Был сконструирован первый 1,5-литровый двигатель ALPHA или G4E, в котором использовались только собственные разработки. Через два года, используя накопленный опыт, был сконструирован двигатель BETA.

Стараясь укрепить свои позиции на мировых автомобильных рынках, в Калифорнии создается дизайн-студия Hyundai California Design, которая в январе 1992 году выдала на суд мировой общественности свой первый концепт-кар HCD-I. Именно этот концепт-кар дал основу создания оригинальных концептуальных автомобилей, в том числе серии HCD и стал прообразом эффектной спортивной модели Coupe/Tiburon.

В это же время уже был полностью сформирован модельный ряд автомобилей Hyundai. Осенью 1990 года на европейский рынок был представлен автомобиль Lantra, имеющий название на внутреннем рынке Elantra. В 1995 году он прошел модернизацию. В 1993 и в 1998 прошла модернизацию Hyundai Sonata. В это же время на базе пятиместного седана выпускается пятидверный пятиместный универсал Hyundai Lantra Wagon.

В 1991 году компанией Hyundai был начат выпуск внедорожников Hyundai Galloper, основой для которого стал Mitsubishi Pajero первого поколения. Внедорожник выпускался по лицензии Mitsubishi Motors и пройдя ряд модификаций дожил и до наших дней. На Женевском автосалоне в 1998 был представлен обновленный внедорожник — Hyundai Galloper II. В это же время был начат выпуск автомобилей Hyundai Santamo (Mitsubishi Space Wagon) - универсалов повышенной вместимости.

1994-й год фирма ознаменовала выпуском нового поколения моделей серии X-3, выпущенных под названием Accent (в некоторых странах Роnу). Дизайн Hyundai Accent/Pony претерпел изменения относительно своего предшественника X-2 и еще более существенные по отношению к угловатому Х-1, приобретя округлые покатые формы. Осенью 1999 г состоялась премьера автомобиля Accent II европейского поколения.

В марте 1996 года на Женевском автосалоне состоялся показ спортивного купе Hyundai Coupe, другое название Hyundai Tiburon, основу которому положил концепт-кар HCD-I. К концу 1999 года модель претерпела серьезные модификации, но название Hyundai Coupe / Tiburon осталось прежним.

В конце 1997 года состоялся первый показ автомобиля Hyundai Atoz, которая осенью 1999 года была модифицирована и получила новое наименование Hyundai Prime.

Азиатский кризис 1998 года Hyundai Motor Company пережила относительно благополучно. И хотя на внутреннем рынке наблюдался очень резкий спад продаж, целый ряд новых моделей Hyundai, начиная с Hyundai EF Sonata и Hyundai XG, получил высокие отзывы в международной автомобильной прессе.

Пережив кризис, в 1999 году Hyundai представляет свои четыре новые модели: Hyundai Centennial, новый Hyundai Accent, обновленный Hyundai Coupe и Hyundai Trajet.

Создание модели Trajet показало стремление Hyundai Motor Company освоиться в новых сегментах мирового автомобильного рынка, и в частности в сегменте MPV (комфортабельный минивэн). Эта модель расширила гамму продукции Hyundai, а модель класса люкс Dynasty в 1999 году прошла модернизацию.

В этом же 1999 году Hyundai Motors начинает выпуск роскошного пятиметрового седана Hyundai Equus (другое название Centennial) представительского класса с 270-сильным двигателем V8 4.5 с непосредственным впрыском топлива GDI (лицензия Mitsubishi Motors). Модель в первую очередь предназначалась для высших государственных чиновников и была соответствующим образом оборудована.

1999 год Hyundai Motor Company завершила с очень хорошими показателями. Экспортный объем составил почти 701 тысячу автомобилей, что превысило все предыдущие достижения, а продажи внутреннего рынка достигли докризисного уровня. Все это позволило Hyundai Motor укрепиться на внутреннем южнокорейском рынке и вести равную конкуренцию с другими мировыми автомобильными компаниями.

В 2000 году Южная Корея полностью оправилась от кризиса, но в глазах общественного мнения суперконцерны превратились из символа успеха и процветания в символ коррупции и неэффективности. В новых условиях правительство приступило к программе реструктуризации семейных холдингов. Такая реструктуризация коснулась и холдинга Hyundai. Еще при жизни Чон Чжу Ена, в сентябре 2000 г., из состава холдинга выделилось одно из самых прибыльных подразделений – автомобилестроительная компания Hyundai Motors.

В этом же году произошло слияние Hyundai Motors и Kia Motor, фактически означающее приобретение концерном Hyundai фирмы Kia, что помогло вернуть Hyundai Motor Company высокие экономические показатели и позволило достойно конкурировать на мировом автомобильном рынке.

В 2001 году индийский автомобильный завод в Ченнай начал производство Hyundai Sonata, а генеральный директор Hyundai Motor заявил, что компания планирует построить в Индии и второе автосборочное предприятие.

В 2002 году компания Hyundai Motor Company и Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company основали совместную компанию Beijing Hyundai Motor Company, ставшую вторым автомобильным заводом группы Hyundai Kia Automotive Group в Китае.

В 2003 году, спустя 27 лет после первого выхода Hyundai Motor на мировой автомобильный рынок, компания достигла самого выдающегося результата в своей истории - общий объем экспорта автомобилей превысил 1 миллион штук.

2005 год ознаменовал новую веху в истории компании Hyundai Motor Company. В этом году компания выпустила две стратегически важных модели автомобилей: седана Grandeur класса «premium» и нового Santa Fe, представляющего второе поколение популярных среди потребителей Hyundai автомобилей класса SUV.

Вторым важным событием года стало открытие в июле 2005 года автомобильного завода в городе Монтгомери (США, штата Алабама). Этот завод, стоимостью 1,1 миллиарда долларов, стал важнейшей стратегической базой Hyundai и позволил компании прочно укрепиться на североамериканском автомобильном рынке.

По результатам исследования качества новых автомобилей (Initial Quality StudySM (IQS)) за 2006 год, компания Hyundai, по заявлению J.D. Power and Associates, заняла первое место в категории автомобилей «non-premium».

В настоящее время южнокорейская фирма Hyundai Motor Company оценивая свои перспективы, оптимистически смотрит в будущее. Более чем за тридцать лет с момента ее основания Hyundai Motor Company заняла лидирующее положение в корейской автомобильной промышленности. В Европе и в частности в России хорошо продаются модели Hyundai Accent, Lantra, Lantra Combi, Coupe и Sonata. Hyundai Motor Company продолжает укреплять свои позиции на мировом рынке, инвестируя деньги в заводы по производству автомобилей в Северной Америке, Индии, Китае, открывая представительства в Японии и Европе. В России действует несколько предприятий выпускающих автомобили компании Hyundai.

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