7 Facts About Hyundai

1. 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.

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2. In September 1997, Hyundai opened a manufacturing plant in Turkey, located in Izmit, Kocaeli Province.

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3. In 2006, Hyundai hired Thomas Burkle as head of the company's design center in Russelsheim, Germany.

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4. In 2011, Hyundai sold 4.05 million cars worldwide and the Hyundai Motor Group was the world's fourth largest automaker behind GM, Volkswagen and Toyota.

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5. In 1998, Hyundai merged with another Korean automobile company Kia Motors.

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6. In 1996, Hyundai introduced a new sports car, the Hyundai Coupe, at the Geneva Motor Show.

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7. In 1983 Hyundai entered the semiconductor industry through the establishment of Hyundai Electronics.

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