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Hyundai History 2011-2012 - About Hyundai | Hyundai

  • 2012

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    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

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    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