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History of Hyundai Motor Company since 1967 until now
2006

2006

2006

  • Developed Gamma engine
  • No.1 Non-Premium Nameplate in J.D. Power’s IQS
  • Launch of new Avante (Elantra)
  • Exports to South America surpass 1 million units
  • Developed V6 diesel S engine
  • Established new Hyundai Motor Europe building
  • Annual sales surpass KRW 1 trillion
  • Total production reaches No. 6 in the world
  • Unveiling of the Hellion, Arnejs, Genus and Talus concept cars
  • Selected as Interbrand’s 100 Best Global Brands for a 2nd consecutive year
  • Official sponsor of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany
2005

2005

2005

  • Established the U.S. proving ground
  • Exports to Africa and the Middle East surpass 1 million units
  • Established the Alabama plant
  • Developed clean Mu V6 engine
  • Debut in Interbrand’s 100 Best Global Brands
  • Established Environmental Technology Research Center
  • Established Hyundai America Technical Center
  • Established Eco-Friendly Vehicle Recycling Center
  • Click is selected as India’s Best Car of 2005
  • Unveiling of New Grandeur and HED-1 at the Geneva International Motor Show
  • Official partner of FIFA from 2007 to 2014
  • Chairman Mong-Koo Chung named Top Automotive CEO in Asia by Automotive
2004

2004

2004

  • Launch of Hyundai Motor’s first compact SUV, Tucson (ix35)
  • Production of Delta engine surpasses 1 million units
  • Sonata placed first in J.D. Power’s IQS
  • Cumulative exports surpass 10 million units
  • Developed Theta engine and Lambda engine
  • Official sponsor of the UEFA Euro 2004
  • Joint venture plant for commercial vehicles in China established
  • Chairman Mong-Koo Chung named as the Best CEO of 2004 by Business Week
2003

2003

2003

  • Established the California Design & Technical Center
  • Production of Avante (Elantra) surpasses 2 million units
  • Proclaimed Global Environmental Management
  • Established the Europe Technical Center
  • Established the Namyang Design Center
  • Annual exports surpass 1 million units
  • The world’s first ultra high pressure hydrogen storage system for fuel cell electric vehicles developed
2002

2002

2002

  • Cumulative production at Asan plant surpasses 1 million units
  • Production of Sonata begins in China
  • Launch of Chinese-made Elantra
  • Sonata receives J.D. Power's APEAL Award
  • Inauguration of the California Design & Technical Center
  • Official sponsor of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea /Japan
  • Unveiling of the HCD - 7 concept car at the Chicago Auto Show
2001

2001

2001

  • Production of Beta engine surpasses 1 million units
  • Unveiling of Korea’s first fuel cell electric vehicle Santa Fe
  • Established Hyundai European Design Center
  • Launch of Tuscani (Hyundai's sports coupe), Terracan, and Lavita
  • Santa Fe ranked No.1 in U.S. customer satisfaction survey
  • HMA receives J.D. Power’s Chairman's Award
  • Unveiling of the HCD - VI concept car at the Chicago Auto Show
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