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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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2-door
2+2-seat
S4 16v 2.0L DOHC M-6
158.1 kW / 212.0 hp / 212.0 hp  294.0 N·m / 216.8 lb·ft / 216.8 lb·ft
   

Hyundai Genesis Coupé 2.0t (2008)

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in, 158.1 kW / 212.0 hp / 212.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 294.0 N·m / 216.8 lb·ft / 216.8 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph top speed

2-door
2+2-seat
S4 16v 2.0L DOHC A-5
158.1 kW / 212.0 hp / 212.0 hp  294.0 N·m / 216.8 lb·ft / 216.8 lb·ft
   

Hyundai Genesis Coupé 2.0t Automatic (2008)

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in, 158.1 kW / 212.0 hp / 212.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 294.0 N·m / 216.8 lb·ft / 216.8 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

2-door
2+2-seat
V6 24v 3.8L DOHC M-6
228.2 kW / 306.0 hp / 306.0 hp  357.0 N·m / 263.3 lb·ft / 263.3 lb·ft
   

Hyundai Genesis Coupé V6 (2008)

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3778 cm3 / 230.5 cu in / 230.5 cu in, 228.2 kW / 306.0 hp / 306.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 357.0 N·m / 263.3 lb·ft / 263.3 lb·ft @ 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph top speed

2-door
2+2-seat
V6 24v 3.8L DOHC A-5
228.2 kW / 306.0 hp / 306.0 hp  357.0 N·m / 263.3 lb·ft / 263.3 lb·ft
   

Hyundai Genesis Coupé V6 Automatic (2008)

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3778 cm3 / 230.5 cu in / 230.5 cu in, 228.2 kW / 306.0 hp / 306.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 357.0 N·m / 263.3 lb·ft / 263.3 lb·ft @ 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
V6 24v       DOHC A-6
216.3 kW / 290.1 hp / 290.1 hp  358.0 N·m / 264.0 lb·ft / 264.0 lb·ft
   

Hyundai Genesis V6 (2008)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 216.3 kW / 290.1 hp / 290.1 hp @ 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm, 358.0 N·m / 264.0 lb·ft / 264.0 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
V8 32v       DOHC A-6
279.6 kW / 374.9 hp / 374.9 hp  451.0 N·m / 332.6 lb·ft / 332.6 lb·ft
   

Hyundai Genesis V8 (2008)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 279.6 kW / 374.9 hp / 374.9 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 451.0 N·m / 332.6 lb·ft / 332.6 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

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