Where Are Hyundai Models Made?

August 17th, 2018 by


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Where are new Hyundai models made? You might assume it’s South Korea, but Hyundai SUVs and Hyundai cars are built right here in the United States. In fact, U.S. operations have:

Added Facilities in Alabama, Michigan, and California
Contributed More than 94,000 Jobs
Contributed $7 Billion to the National Economy

Where Are U.S. Hyundai Models Made?

It isn’t just a few Hyundai cars and Hyundai SUVs that are made in the U.S. – more than half the models sold in this country are made here in:

Alabama: At a technologically sophisticated manufacturing facility.
Michigan: At state-of-the-art engineering facilities.
California: At design, research, and testing grounds.

We like to think of Hyundai models as born in South Korea but reborn in the USA. At the Alabama facility, models go from sheet metal to street-legal in exactly 19 hours. It’s one of the most advanced in the world and holds ISO/TS 16949 certification, and it provides jobs for over 2,700 Alabama residents while contributing over $3.8 billion to the state's economy every year.

The History of Hyundai Models

Korean-made Hyundai cars are built in Ulsan, one of the biggest metropolitan districts in Seoul, but the relationship between Hyundai and the United States goes right back to 1988 with the emergence of the Hyundai Excel. An instant hit thanks to its affordability and size, it laid the groundwork for Hyundai’s American marketplace.

Since then, they’ve been trying increasingly hard to meet every need of American drivers from Schaumburg to Arlington Heights and Chicago to California. Now known for five-star safety ratings and affordable prices, Hyundai vehicles continue to sell well across the United States, and you’ll find the latest lineup waiting at Patrick Hyundai, including

Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Tucson

Take a Closer Look at American-Made Hyundai Cars and SUVs by Visiting Our Showroom

Whether you’re looking for a family SUV or a cool compact sedan, you’ll find the perfect model here at Patrick Hyundai. Contact us today to find out more, explore financing options, or arrange a test drive.
Source: Patrick Blog

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