You may drive a Hyundai, like the Santa Fe, Genesis, or Equus, and you may think they’re fantastic cars. You may even be excited about their upcoming 2016 lineup. But, as my historically minded friends at Temecula Hyundai pointed out, a lot of people don’t know very much about the Hyundai company itself!
If you own one, these six facts about the Hyundai brand are just a few of the things you can throw into a conversation when a random person compliments you on, say, the striking 2016 Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition with blue paint that you’re rolling up to the party in.
It’s a Big Deal
Hyundai has one of the biggest car plants in the world with the ability to produce over 1.6 million cars annually. That’s a lot of Hyundais.
50 Is Coming Up Fast
Hyundai’s headquarters was established in 1967 in Seoul South Korea. This means they’ve been in business for 48 years – in two years they’ll be ready for their 50th birthday bash!
The Hyundai Elantra Is a Prima Donna
In 2012, the North American International Road Show named the Hyundai Elantra as the car of the year. Not bad!
It’s Very Name Means It’s Awesome
The Korean word “Hyundai” means “modern.” This perfectly reflects Hyundai’s commitment to produce innovative, high-quality vehicles at prices that won’t break the bank. I can’t think of a better definition for awesome.
They’re Big In the U.S.
In March of 2005, Hyundai opened their first assembly and manufacturing plant in the United States. Located in Mobile, Alabama, the first car that rolled off the line was a 2006 Hyundai Sonata.
They’re Big Worldwide!
Hyundai has consistently been ranked as one of the top 100 most recognizable brands in the world, on par with Pepsi and Coca-Cola. Hey, who needs to troll for likes on Facebook if you’re this big, amirght?
These are all short and sweet facts about Hyundai that you may not have known, but will definitely help break the ice at parties when it comes to small talk! Stop by Temecula Hyundai today and ask them to fill you in on more great Hyundai facts and insider information, like the 2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz release date! Keep the stuff for the history books coming, Hyundai!