Despite humble origins, our founder, Chung Ju-Yung, was a born optimist. Starting as a rice delivery boy, he went on to set up a car repair service. This later became The Hyundai Motor Group, ‘Hyundai’ meaning ‘modern times’ – encapsulating his progressive vision
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Determined to help rebuild his country after the Korean War, Mr Chung forged ahead with a project to reconstruct the Goryeong Bridge. Hyundai quickly became responsible for building much of the country’s road infrastructure.
Seeking new challenges.
Having proven itself in building roads and bridges, Hyundai looked to bigger challenges. Ambitious new projects included the construction of the Soyang Dam and Jubail Industrial Harbour in Saudi Arabia, forged from steel produced at Hyundai’s very own steel plants.
Progress starts with imagination.
Familiar names such as Santa Fe, Tucson, i10, i20 and i30 were launched, with new models gaining respect of both industry experts and customers alike. With a regularly updated product range and an industry-leading warranty – Hyundai became one of the world’s largest car manufacturers.
The future at your fingertips.
The introduction of Bluelink™ marks a steep change in
Hyundai’s mission to create smart mobility solutions and
a better future for everyone. Hyundai vehicles are no
longer just a means of transport. Now, they’re mobile
computers connected to wireless networks that provide
the gateway to a super-connected intelligent lifestyle.
Our next generation fuel cell electric vehicle, NEXO, is already on the road in the UK and is just the start. By 2030 we aim to produce 500,000 cars with our hydrogen fuel cell technology, ushering in a new era of eco mobility.