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About Hyundai

The Hyundai Motor Company, a division of the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, is South Korea's largest and the world's fifth largest Automaker in terms of units sold per year. Its headquarters are in Seoul, South Korea. In Ulsan, South Korea, Hyundai operates the world's largest integrated automobile manufacturing facility, which is capable of producing 1.6 million units annually. The Hyundai logo, a slanted, stylized 'H,' is said to be symbolic of two people (the company and customer) shaking hands. Hyundai means "modernity" in Korean.

History

Chung Ju-Yung founded the Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company in 1947. Hyundai Motor Company was later established in 1967. The company's first model, the Cortina, was released in cooperation with Ford Motor Company in 1968. In 1975, the Pony, the first Korean car, was released, with styling by Giorgio Giugiaro of ItalDesign and powertrain technology provided by Japan's Mitsubishi Motors. Exports began in the following year to Ecuador and soon thereafter to the Benelux countries. In 1991, the company succeeded in developing its first proprietary gasoline engine, the four-cylinder Alpha, and transmission, thus paving the way for technological independence.

In 1986, Hyundai began to sell cars in the United States, and the Excel was nominated "Best Product #10" by Fortune magazine, largely because of its affordability. The company began to produce models with its own technology in 1988, beginning with the midsize Sonata.

In 1998, Hyundai began to overhaul its image in an attempt to establish itself as a world-class brand. Chung Ju Yung transferred leadership of Hyundai Motor to his son, Chung Mong Koo, in 1999. Hyundai's parent company, Hyundai Motor Group, invested heavily in the quality, design, manufacturing, and long-term research of its vehicles. It added a 10-year or 100,000-mile (160,000 km) warranty to cars sold in the United States and launched an aggressive marketing campaign.

In 2004, Hyundai was ranked second in "initial quality" in a survey/study by J.D. Power and Associates. Hyundai is now one of the top 100 most valuable brands worldwide. Since 2002, Hyundai has also been one of the worldwide official sponsors of the FIFA World Cup.

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S4   1.3L         
              
   

Hyundai Excel (1990)

petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1298 cm3 / 79.2 cu in / 79.2 cu in

  
  
S4   1.3L         
              
   

Hyundai Excel (1991)

petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1298 cm3 / 79.2 cu in / 79.2 cu in

  
  
S4   1.3L         
              
   

Hyundai Excel (1992)

petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1297 cm3 / 79.1 cu in / 79.1 cu in

  
  
S4   1.3L         
              
   

Hyundai Excel (1994)

petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1298 cm3 / 79.2 cu in / 79.2 cu in

4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.5L SOHC M-5
60.4 kW / 81.0 hp / 81.0 hp  124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft
   

Hyundai Excel 1.5 GS (1986)

4-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1468 cm3 / 89.6 cu in / 89.6 cu in, 60.4 kW / 81.0 hp / 81.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

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