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2010

2010

 

2010

  • Unveiling of the HED-VII hybrid concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show
  • Ranked No.1 in J.D. Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) for 3 consecutive years and 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
  • Executive Chair Mong-Koo Chung selected as the Top Automotive Industry CEO in Asia
  • Launch of the eco-friendly electric car BlueOn
  • Cumulative sales by Hyundai Motor India 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 as '10 Best Engines Winners' by Ward’s Auto for a 3rd consecutive year
  • Annual sales in the U.S. surpass 500,000 units
  • Developed Tucson fuel-cell electric vehicle
2009

2009

 

2009

  • Genesis named as ‘North American Car of the Year’
  • Became the main sponsor of the U.S. Super Bowl
  • Cumulative exports to Africa surpass 1 million units
  • Ranked 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
  • Cumulative sales of Sonata surpass 5 million units
  • Cumulative sales by Hyundai Motor India surpass 3 million units
  • Established the Russia plant
  • 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
  • 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 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
2008

2008

 

2008

  • Launch of Genesis
  • Established the 2nd plant in India
  • Beijing Hyundai hits 1 million vehicles production milestone
  • Established 2nd plant in Beijing
  • Sales of Avante (Elantra) surpass 5 million units
  • Launch of European strategic model i20
  • Developed next-generation clean diesel R-engine
  • Launched Blue Drive brand for green models
  • Tau engine named ‘10 Best Engines Winners’ by Ward’s Auto
  • Developed front-wheel 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Unveiling of the eco-friendly concept car i-Mode at the Geneva International Motor Show
  • Official sponsor of UEFA Euro 2008
2007

2007

 

2007

  • Launch of European strategic model i30
  • Cumulative sales in the U.S. surpass 5 million units
  • Unveiling of the 3rd generation fuel-cell concept car i-Blue
  • Developed F, G, H diesel engines for commercial vehicle
  • Launch of the next-generation compact car i10 by Hyundai Motor India
  • Verna awarded Best Car of the Year by India’s Overdrive magazine
  • Unveiling of the HED-IV (QarmaQ) concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show
  • Unveiling of the HND-III (Veloster) concept car at the Seoul Motor Show
  • Azera (Grandeur) ranks No.1 in J.D. Power’s Customer Satisfaction Survey for a 2nd consecutive year
  • Inauguration of the Brazilian CKD plant
  • i30 selected as Australia’s Car of the Year and Green Car of the Year
2006

2006

 

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