Hyundai History

Hyundai History

History of Hyundai Motor Company since 1967 until now


  • Participated in CES 2017 discussions regarding trends in future mobility

  • Established Smart safety Technology center for production of autonomous cars

  • Launched IONIQ Plug-in

  • Unveiled Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Concept

  • Launched Sonata face-lift model


  • Launched IONIQ eco-friendly hybrid car model

  • Introduced Project IONIQ future mobility innovation program

  • Launched Genesis EQ900 limousine

  • Introduced development strategy for connected cars

  • Announced collaboration with Cisco to develop connected cars

  • Provided official vehicles for EURO 2016

  • Began sales of Genesis G80 car model

  • Opened Hyundai Motorstudio Hanam

  • Five models ranked first in customer satisfaction surveys in China

  • Ranked thirty-fifth in Interbrand’s ranking of global brands

  • Completed construction of plant in Cangzhou, China

  • Launched Genesis G80 sports car

  • Signed agreement for construction of big data center in Guìzhou Province, China

  • Total number of exports over forty-year period reached 23,630,000 in 2016

  • IONIQ received Five-star safety rating from European New Car Assessment Program

  • 1.4L turbocharged DOHC 4-cylinder motor named to Wards 10 Best Engines list

  • IONIQ EV car model underwent daytime and night-time test driving trials in Las Vegas

  • Established Smart safety Technology center for production of autonomous cars.


  • Unveiling of Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

  • Established Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow

  • Participation of i20 in the WRC, achieving 2nd place in the Rally Sweden

  • Launch of Sonata Turbo

  • Launch of All-new Tucson

  • Launch of mid-duty truck, All-new Mighty

  • Demonstration of zero emission fuel cell electric bus

  • Cumulative production by HMI surpasses 6 million units

  • Launch of All-new Elantra

  • Unveiling of High-Performance ‘N’ at Frankfurt Motor Show

  • Cumulative sales in the U.S. surpass 10 million units

  • Cumulative production in Russia surpasses 1 million units

  • Launch of global luxury brand ‘Genesis’

  • Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid named to Wards 10 Best Engines

  • Launch of Genesis G90


  • All-new Genesis wins the 2014 iF Design Award

  • All-new Genesis and i10 win the Red Dot Design Award

  • Unveiling of HED-9 Intrado at the Geneva International Motor Show

  • Launch of the All-new Sonata

  • All-new Genesis wins the highest safety score in NHTSA history

  • Established Hyundai Motorstudio Seoul

  • Official sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

  • Cumulative production by HAOS surpasses 1 million units

  • Participation of i20 in the WRC, achieving 1st place in Rally Deutschland

  • Unveiling of new i20 for Europe

  • Official sponsor of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games

  • Selected as one of the top 40 Global Brands

  • Cumulative global sales of Avante (Elantra) surpass 10 million units

  • Genesis ranked highest in the Residual Value Awards in the U.S.

  • i20 awarded ‘Indian Car of the Year’

  • Launch of new Sonata Hybrid

  • Tucson (ix35) Fuel Cell engine named ‘10 Best Engines Winners’ by Ward’s Auto


  • World Rally Championship (WRC) Team launched

  • Launch of Grandeur Hybrid

  • No.2 in Autobild’s (Germany) 2013 Quality Satisfaction Report

  • i10 awarded Indian Car of the Year 2014

  • Beijing Hyundai sales in China surpass 1 million units / year

  • Launch of All-new Genesis

  • Two Hyundai models ranked highest in the Residual Value Awards in the U.S.

  • Ranked Most Valuable Car Brand in the U.S.

  • Launch of New i20 at the International Automobile Ausstellung

  • ix35 (Tucson) fuel cell electric vehicles supplied to the City of Copenhagen

  • Hyundai’s Centennial named Best Luxury Full-Sized Car for 2 years in a row

  • Genesis ranked No.1 in Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (Auto Pacific) - Aspirational Luxury Car in the U.S.

  • Launch of MISTRA at the 2013 Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition

  • Sonata ranked Most Dependable Midsize Car in the U.S.

  • World’s 1st mass production of ix35 (Tucson) fuel cell electric vehicles

  • Santa Fe selected as the 2013 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year

  • Unveiling of HCD-14, premium sports sedan concept car at the North American International Auto Show

  • Unveiling of HND-6, next generation smart car concept car at the CES

  • Named No.1 brand and No.1 car in 4 vehicle categories (Equus, Genesis Coupe, etc.) in Strategic Vision’s Total Value Awards

  • Launch of Maxcruz

  • Cumulative sales in the U.S. surpass 8 million units

  • Launch of Hyundai Motorsport

  • Unveiling of electronically controlled AWD HTRAC

  • Cumulative production by HMI surpass 5 million units