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History of Hyundai Motor Company since 1967 until now
2010

2010

2010

  • Unveiling of the HED-VII hybrid concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show
  • No.1 in J.D. Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) for 3 consecutive years and in the Initial Quality Study (IQS) for sub-compact cars
  • Launch of Sonata Hybrid at the New York International Auto Show
  • Genesis and Tucson named No.1 in AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
  • Sonata awarded the highest safety ratings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency in the U.S.
  • Cumulative sales of Sonata surpass 5 million units
  • Official sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
  • Chairman Mong-Koo Chung selected as the Top Automotive Industry CEO in Asia
  • Launch of the eco-friendly electric car BlueOn
  • Cumulative sales by HMI surpass 3 million units
  • Established the Russia plant
  • Launch of ix20 small minivan at the Paris Motor Show
  • Unveiling of the independently-developed Nu·Tau GDi engines and RWD 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Official car sponsor of the G20 Summit
  • Tau engine named 10 Best Engines Winners by Ward’s Auto for a 3rd consecutive year
  • Annual sales in the U.S. surpass 500,000 units
  • Tucson fuel cell electric vehicle developed
2009

2009

2009

  • Genesis named ‘North American Car of the Year’
  • Main sponsor of the U.S. Super Bowl
  • Cumulative exports to Africa surpass 1 million units
  • No.69 in Global Brand Value
  • Established the Czech plant
  • Established Hyundai Motor India Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
  • Developed next-generation high performance Theta GDi
  • Sales of Santa Fe surpass 2 million units
  • Tau engine named ‘10 Best Engines Winners’ by Ward’s Auto for 2 consecutive years 2010
  • Cumulative sales of Sonata surpass 5 million units
  • Official sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
  • Cumulative sales by HMI surpass 3 million units
  • Established the Russia plant
  • Launch of the eco-friendly electric car BlueOn
  • Unveiling of the independently-developed Nu·Tau GDi engines and RWD 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Annual sales in the U.S. surpass 500,000 units
  • Tucson (ix35) Fuel Cell developed 2011
  • Blue Link introduced at the 2011 CES in the U.S.
  • Unveiling of the new brand direction and slogan ‘New Thinking. New Possibilities.’
  • Launch of the 5th generation Grandeur (Azera) and Veloster
  • Launch of Sonata Hybrid
  • Launch of Genesis Prada limited edition
  • Launch of i40 wagon
  • Cumulative exports to Central and South America surpass 2 million units
  • Gamma engine named ‘10 Best Engines Winners’ by Ward’s Auto
  • Unveiling of i20 3-door and the ix-onic concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show
  • Best automotive company in China’s warranty service satisfaction survey
  • Hyundai ranks No.1 of J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study (IQS)
  • Elantra (Avante) named No.1compact car in J.D. Power’s Vehicle Launch Index
  • Genesis ranked No.1 in J.D. Power’s Vehicle Launch Index
  • Unveiling of ix-Metro and ix35 at the International Automobile Ausstellung
  • Presidential Prize at the 2009 Korean Technology Awards
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