CELEBRATING its 45th anniversary this year, Hyundai Motor Company has continuously strived to create innovative ways to satisfy customers.
Hyundai Motor Company would not have been able to lead Korea's auto industry and become a major global auto company without the love and support of you, our customers.
Despite the ongoing economic difficulties worldwide last year, Hyundai Motor Company worked hard to expand its sales and presence in key markets to position itself as a leading automaker.
We posted sales of 4.06 million units in 2011, and according to the brand consulting group Interbrand, our brand value rose to over USD 6 billion, ranking 61st among the world's top 100 brands.
In China, which has become the world's largest and most competitive auto market, Hyundai posted record sales of 740,000 units last year, while sales grew significantly in the Central and South American markets and in the emerging markets.
In the US, Hyundai's Genesis sedan was chosen as the highest-ranked model in the mid-sized premium car category in the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study.
Hyundai Elantra won a number of prizes around the world, including the prestigious North American Car of the Year award.
Hyundai was also ranked as the highest among all automotive brands in the J.D. Power 2012 Customer Retention Study.
In Europe, leading German motoring magazine AutoBild awarded Hyundai top position in its AutoBild QualitÃ¤tsreport for the second year in a row.
Beating all other manufacturers, including renowned German and Japanese brands, Hyundai took the prestigious honor, which was based on a comprehensive analysis of reliability, long-term quality, and customer satisfaction.
DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF AUTOMOBILES
Creative ideas that break the mold, the thrill of challenging the norm, cutting-edge technology and the ability to understand people's desires enable the Design Center to gauge future megatrends.
Our global design network draws upon inspiration from major cities in the US, Europe, Japan, China and India to predict and lead worldwide trends.
Aiming for world-best chassis
We deploy cutting-edge materials and new technologies in the development of chassis parts to secure unrivalled riding comfort, driving performance and safety.
Chassis parts that have undergone advanced virtual analyses and passed numerous tests and standards deliver world-best performance.
Realizing environmental management is the prerequisite to realizing a sustainable future!
Right at this moment when the entire world is focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Hyundai is focused on developing technologies to minimize the discharge of harmful substances across the board, from the early stages of production all the way up to the moment of usage.
At the same time, it is sparing no effort or investment to develop and produce eco-friendly vehicles with the ultimate goal of one day providing cars that do not emit any CO2.