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Hyundai History 2009-2010 - About Hyundai | Hyundai

  • 2010

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    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

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    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↵