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History of Hyundai Motor Company since 1967 until now
2012

2012

2012

  • Avante (Elantra) awarded ‘North American Car of the Year’
  • Launch of New Santa Fe, i40 Saloon, and Veloster Turbo
  • No.53 in Global Brand Value
  • Established the Brazil plant
  • Tucson (ix35) Fuel Cell supplied to Europe
  • Unveiling of the ioniq electric concept car
  • Grandeur (Azera), Avante (Elantra), Santa Fe awarded ‘the ALGR residual Value Award’
  • Grandeur (Azera), Santa Fe, Veloster win a Good Design™ Award
  • Official sponsor of the UEFA Euro 2012 2013
  • World’s 1st mass production of Tucson (ix35) Fuel Cell
  • Launch of Maxcruz
  • Cumulative sales in the U.S. surpass 8 million units
  • Launch of Hyundai Motorsport
  • Unveiling of new i10
  • Selected as one of top 50 Global Brands
  • Cumulative sales of Sonata in Korea surpass 3 million units
  • Unveiling of electronically controlled AWD HTRAC
  • Cumulative production by HMI surpass 5 million units
  • Launch of All-new Genesis
  • World Rally Championship (WRC) Team launched
  • Beijing Hyundai annual sales in China surpass 1 million units
  • Unveiling of CUV HB20X
  • Sonata Hybrid tops AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Award in the U.S.
  • Chairman Mong-Koo Chung named 2011 Top Manager in the World by Italy's Inter Auto News
  • Named the most fuel efficient and least CO2 emitting brand by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sonata named Top Picks in the medium-size car segment by Consumer Reports
  • Solaris (Accent) awarded Best Auto and Car of the Year in Russia
  • Genesis tops J.D. Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) in the premium car segment in the U.S.
  • No.1 in J.D. Power’s Customer Retention Study
2011

2011

2011

  • Blue Link introduced at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the U.S.
  • Launch of Veloster and the HCD-12 concept car at the North American International Auto Show
  • Cumulative sales by HMI surpass 3 million units
  • 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
  • First official car partner of the International Cricket Council (ICC) from 2011 to 2015
  • Launch of i40 wagon
  • ix20 awarded Euro NCAP's highest five-star rating
  • Unveiling of the D-segment i40 sedan at the Barcelona International Motor Show
  • Launch of Genesis Prada limited edition
  • No.61 in Global Brand Value
  • Cumulative sales in Europe surpass 5 million units
  • No.11 in Interbrand’s 50 Best Global Green Brands
  • Launch of EON by the Indian subsidiary HMI
  • i40 awarded the EuroCarBody Golden Award
  • Cumulative exports to Central and South America surpass 2 million units
  • Unveiling of Genesis Coupe
  • Top position in Autobild’s Quality Report for the 2nd consecutive year
  • Gamma engine named 10 Best Engines Winners by Ward's Auto
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