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Hyundai Motor Company is a South Korean automaker. Founded in 1967, Hyundai, its wholely-owned subsidiary Genesis Motor, and its 32.8%-owned subsidiary Kia Motors comprise the Hyundai Motor Group.
While Hyundai used to be compete primarily on affordability, in recent years its models have gone up-market in terms of design, technology, and comfort, while retaining the edge on price.

History

The company's first car, the Cortina, was released in cooperation with Ford in 1968. In the 1970s, Hyundai hired the former MD of Austin Morris at British Leyland and top British car engineers. This led to the first South Korean car, the Pony. Hyundai also started exporting its vehicles.
In the 1980s, Hyundai began selling cars in the British and North American markets. In 1991, Hundai developed its first proprietary gasoline entry, the four-cylinder Alpha, and its own transmission.
Since the end of the 1990s, Hyundai began to overhaul its image and invested heavily in the quality, design, manufacturing, and long-term research of its vehicles.

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“Can't be the Koreans on reliability and price”
—holy.water on 30 Jun 2020

Products

Thumbnail of product Hyundai Genesis Coupe facelift (BK) Coupe (2013-2016)

Hyundai Genesis Coupe facelift (BK) Coupe (2013-2016)

Hyundai Genesis Coupe (chassis code BK) facelift is a mid-size coupe in production from 2013 to 2016. It was available with a range of inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 3.8 liters. Compared to the pre-facelift Genesis Coupe, the facelifted ...
Neoscore 46%
Thumbnail of product Hyundai Genesis Coupe (2009-2012)

Hyundai Genesis Coupe (2009-2012)

Hyundai Genesis Coupe (chassis code BK) is a mid-size coupe in production from 2009 to 2012, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 3.8 liters. Sharing the Genesis name with the ...
Neoscore 45%
Thumbnail of product Hyundai Elantra 5 Coupe (2012-2014)

Hyundai Elantra 5 Coupe (2012-2014)

Hyundai Elantra 5 Coupe (chassis code JK) is an affordable compact coupe in production from 2012 to 2014. It was available with a single inline-4 engine that displaced 1.8 liters. Based on the Mk5 Hyundai Elantra sedan, the coupe was an afterthought. H...
Neoscore 18%
Thumbnail of product Hyundai i30 II Coupe (GD) Hatchback (2013-2017)

Hyundai i30 II Coupe (GD) Hatchback (2013-2017)

Hyundai i30 Mk2 Coupe (chassis code GD) is an affordable compact 3-door hatchback in production from 2013 to 2017. It was available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.4 to 1.6 liters. Compared to the 5-door i30 Mk2 hatchback, the i30 Cou...
Neoscore 29%
Thumbnail of product Hyundai i20 II Coupe Hatchback (2015-2018)

Hyundai i20 II Coupe Hatchback (2015-2018)

Hyundai i20 II Coupe is an affordable subcompact 3-door hatchback in production from 2015 to 2018. It was available with a range of inline-3 and inline-4 engines that displaced 1.0 to 1.4 liters. Enjoying a modern, sleek styling, the i20 Mk2 Coupe is l...
Neoscore 17%
Thumbnail of product Hyundai Coupe 2 / Tuscani / Tiburons (GK) Coupe (2001-2009)

Hyundai Coupe 2 / Tuscani / Tiburons (GK) Coupe (2001-2009)

Hyundai Coupe Mk2 (chassis code GK) is an affordable compact coupe in production from 2001 to 2009. It was available with a range of inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 1.6 to 2.7 liters. Hyundai also marketed the vehicle as Hyundai Tuscani and Hyun...
Neoscore 22%

Articles

Thumbnail for article Hyundai Unveils Its Electrification Strategy Led by IONIQ EV Models on the E-GMP Platform

Hyundai Unveils Its Electrification Strategy Led by IONIQ EV Models on the E-GMP Platform

Hyundai's new IONIQ brand built on the E-GMP platform is dedicated to EVs and will introduced 3 models in the next 4 years: IONIQ 5 crossover based on Concep...
10 Aug 2020
Thumbnail for article Hyundai Introduces Three Air-Conditioning Technologies to Its New Vehicles for Improved Cabin Air Quality

Hyundai Introduces Three Air-Conditioning Technologies to Its New Vehicles for Improved Cabin Air Quality

Hyundai Motor Group has introduced three air-conditioning technologies: After-Blow, Multi-Air Mode, and Fine Dust Indicator. They will equip upcoming Hyundai...
31 Jul 2020
Thumbnail for article Hyundai Introduces the Calligraphy Trim Level and New Feature Updates for its Flagship 2021 Palisade Crossover SUV

Hyundai Introduces the Calligraphy Trim Level and New Feature Updates for its Flagship 2021 Palisade Crossover SUV

Hyundai introduces an all-new, premium Calligraphy model for the company's flagship crossover SUV in the 2021 MoHyundai introduces an all-new, premium Callig...
15 Jul 2020

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holy.water · 30 Jun 2020
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Can't be the Koreans on reliability and price
I was driving an old Elantra for years. Sorry to say it, but it wasn't well maintained. That thing just kept going without any mechanical problem. The Japanese used to be the leader in reliability and price. I feel like the Koreans have taken over.
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