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Hyundai History 2001-2006 - About Hyundai | Hyundai

  • 2006

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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