After establishing Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company in 1947, Chung Ju-Yung ventured into the car industry and created Hyundai Motor Company in 1967. After a year, the automaker released the model Cortina in collaboration with Ford Motor Company.
Hyundai then employed five well respected British automobile engineers and introduced Pony, considered to be the first South Korean automobile. It was a well-crafted car fitted with a powertrain innovation by Mitsubishi Motors and designed by Giorgio Giugiaro under Italdesign. It was an instant hit in the United Kingdom and sold 2,993 units in 1982.
After conquering the U.K. market, the Pony became available in Canada. Again, sales were soaring to the point that it became one of the top-selling automobiles in the country. As the company grew, it released other memorable models such as the Excel, widely popular for its affordability and the Alpha, bearing the company’s self-developed four-cylinder gas engine and transmission.
Currently, the South Korean company has development and research facilities worldwide. It offers an augmented reality app wherein maintaining and operating its vehicles is available.
Hyundai entered the Philippine market in August 2001. As of the second quarter of 2019, Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the sole importer, gained a 9.1 percent increase in sales locally.
Its almost 50 dealership network is still increasing, offering widely popular models such as the Hyundai H100, Hyundai Reina, Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Grand Starex, and Hyundai H350. To service public transportation, Hyundai Philippines also offers Class-1 and Class-2 modern Jeepneys designed to meet the standards set by the Department of Trade and Industry.
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