History of Hyundai
Hyundai Motor Company, often abbreviated to Hyundai Motors (Korean: 현대자동차; Hanja: 現代自動車; RR: Hyeondae Jadongcha listen) and commonly known as Hyundai (Korean: 현대; Hanja: 現代; RR: Hyeondae, IPA: [ˈhjəːndɛ];[a] lit. 'modernity'), is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Hyundai Motor Company was founded in 1967. Currently, the company owns 33.88 percent of Kia Corporation, and also fully owns two marques including its luxury cars subsidiary, Genesis Motor, and an electric vehicle sub-brand, Ioniq. Those three brands altogether comprise the Hyundai Motor Group.
Hyundai operates the world's largest integrated automobile manufacturing facility in Ulsan, South Korea which has an annual production capacity of 1.6 million units. The company employs about 75,000 people worldwide. Hyundai vehicles are sold in 193 countries through 5,000 dealerships and showrooms.
Hyundai Sport Victories and Racing
Hyundai entered motorsport by competing in the F2 class of the World Rally Championship in 1998 and 1999. In September 1999, Hyundai unveiled the Accent WRC, a World Rally Car based on the Hyundai Accent. The Hyundai World Rally Team debuted the car at the 2000 Swedish Rally and achieved their first top-ten result at that year's Rally Argentina, when Alister McRae and Kenneth Eriksson finished seventh and eighth, respectively. Eriksson later drove the car to fifth place in New Zealand and fourth in Australia. In 2001, Hyundai debuted a new evolution of the Accent WRC, which was intended to improve reliability, but the performance of the car was still not good enough to challenge the four big teams (Ford, Mitsubishi, Peugeot and Subaru). However, at the season-ending Rally GB, the team achieved their best result with McRae finishing fourth and Eriksson sixth.
Hyundai is a Korean car manufacturer that specializes in conservative sensitive and practical vehicles for those who need a set of wheels without all the bell and whistles. These cars aren't all bare bones prehistoric modes of transport, they come plenty of new tech and creature comforts. Their lineup includes the Venue, the Kona/N/Electric, the Tucson/Hybrid/Hybrid Plug-in, the Santa Cruz the Santa-Fe/Hybrid/plug-in Hybrid, the Palisade, the Ioniq 5, and the Nexo fuel-cell. These models make up their SUV line. Their car lineup starts with the Elantra/Hybrid/N and the Sonata/Hybrid.