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Hyundai Motor Company

The Hyundai Motor Company is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. The company was founded in 1967 and, along with its 33% owned subsidiary, Kia Motors, together comprise the Hyundai Motor Group. HMC used to be part of ‘Hyundai Group’ which was founded by Chung Ju-yung in 1947 as a construction firm.

The name “Hyundai” comes from a Korean word which means “modernity”. Hyundai is currently (2016) the fourth largest vehicle manufacturer in the world. The company employs about 75,000 people worldwide. Other than South Africa, Hyundai vehicles are sold in 192 countries through some 6,000 dealerships and showrooms.

Hyundai hired Thomas Bürkle in 2006 as head of the company’s design center in Russelsheim, Germany. Bürkle had previously worked for BMW, having designed the BMW 3 Series (E46), and the BMW 6 Series (E63). Hyundai’s current design philosophy is known as Fluidic Sculpture, which is heavily inspired by nature.


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