Hyundai was founded in 1946 in Seoul, Korea. The name ‘Hyundai’ literally means ‘Modern era’, and from the very start the company quickly adopted a passion for progress which has been our hallmark ever since.
In less than 50 years, the Hyundai group has become a world leader in building everything from ships to microchips, including consumer electronics, oil rigs and massive infrastructure projects.
We even have our own steel blast furnace to process raw materials, many of which come from Australia, which provides enhanced quality control over our products.
The Hyundai Motor Company
The Hyundai Motor Company was founded in 1967. It produced Korea’s first locally designed car in 1976, and now produces close to four million cars and commercial vehicles a year. Today, Hyundai employs over 68,000 people around the globe. We have manufacturing plants in Korea, India, the USA and the Czech Republic, and joint venture plants in China, Turkey, South-East Asia, South America, Africa and Russia.
Hyundai is growing into a brand appreciated by its customers by continuously striving to achieve the single goal of making excellent quality products with an emphasis on exceeding customer expectations.
Hyundai now ranks as the world’s fifth largest automotive corporation. What’s more, Hyundai annually invests billions of dollars in research and development to continuously bring you eye-catching, practical cars that are safer and more efficient than ever before. Take a closer look.