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Hyundai Verna

Hyundai Verna
Largest automobile manufacturer in South Korea, Hyundai Motor Company, continues to strengthen its global product in the mini sedan segment. Verna launched its newest principals or Accent to the United States market in the carpet Beijing Auto Show, 26 April -2 May 2010.

From the shape, design look headlights, grille, and LED lights that are similar Sein smaller version of Sonata. In the interior, design and material quality improved.

Verna is using a new platform with 2.57-meter wheelbase was carrying gasoline engine 1.4 L Gamma with multiport injection. Power output reached 106 with a torque of 135 Nm dk. For transmission, there are two options, 5-speed manual that is claimed to consume a liter of fuel for 17.5 km and 4-speed automatic Fuel Economy with features that consume a liter to 16.1 km.

Hyundai also offers a second machine with a capacity of 1.6 L dk-powered 121 and 155 Nm of torque. For this option, light available four-speed automatic transmission.

“Today is very special for us. Not only will there is a new product, but this became the first launching a rarely performed outside the South Korean Hyundai. We deliberately chose China because this region is an important locations, as well as China’s consumers,” said Chung Euisun , Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor, as reported Autoevolution


Hyundai Sonata in Jakarta

Hyundai Sonata in Jakarta
PT Hyundai Mobil Indonesia (HMI), broadening its product sales for the commercial segment, the cab. After the Accent and Verna, now poured Hyundai Sonata. Throughout this year, car manufacturers will be able to target a total of 1,000 units sold.

HMI aiming for premium taxis in the area as farm capital. Items relied on, namely middle-Sonata sedan. Currently the vehicle is used in the Panorama Group is known for tourism businesses using the White Horse brand premium taxis.

Erwin added, it had no intention of marketing the Sonata to the general consumer but deliberately positioned into commercial products. This strategy was deliberately chosen in order to distance the company a negative impression of a cab car on the passenger vehicle brand in South Korea’s origin.

Sonata, marketed carrying capacity of 2.4-liter engine fuel. It cost around Rp278 million dibandrol per unit (off the road). ‘To you we do not need a taxi to pay Sales Tax (Sales Tax on Luxury Goods), to be more competitive. If normal, which should be borne PPnBM reached 60 percent,’ said Erwin.

Hyundai Genesis

For those of us enthusiasts who reached driving age during the first oil crises, the 2010s are looking a lot like the 1970s. The V-8 as affordable, mainstream performance already is dead. That’s okay, given the increase of direct injection and turbocharging.

Next up, the Equus rear-drive flagship. North American chief John Krafcik says with most of the brand’s volume going to small, fuel-efficient front-drive models, there’s CAFE room for the Genesis line. The Equus will make its debut with a new 5.0-liter V-8 and Hyundai’s own eight-speed auto.

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Hyundai Models

Model lineup


Equus/Centennial (joint project of Hyundai and Mitsubishi)
Genesis Coupe
Grandeur (joint project of Hyundai and Mitsubishi)
Grandeur XG/XG300/XG350
Santamo (Rebadged Mitsubishi Chariot) (Originally produced by Hyundai Precision Industry)

SUVs and vans

Entourage (Similar to the Kia Sedona)
Galloper (Rebadged Mitsubishi Pajero) (Originally produced by Hyundai Precision Industry)
Grace (1st generation was a rebadged Mitsubishi Delica)
Hyundai H-100 Grace / Porter
HD1000 (Minibus/Porter)
Porter (1st generation was a rebadged Mitsubishi Delica)
Santa Fe

Commercial vehicles

Ford D Series
Ford DK Series
Ford R Series
O303 Benz Bus
HM 1620 urban bus
HM 1630 suburban bus
Hyundai 4.5 to 5-ton truck (Rebadged Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter)
Hyundai 8 to 25-ton truck (Rebadged Mitsubishi Fuso Super Great)
Aero (Rebadged Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Bus)
Aero City
Aero Town (e-Aero Town)
Hyundai DQ-7
Bison & 3ton Truck
County (e-County)
Hyundai FB
Mega Truck
New Power Truck
Mighty (Rebadged Mitsubishi Fuso Canter)
Mighty II
Hyundai RB
Super Truck Medium
Super Truck


Hyundai 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 1996, Hyundai Motors India Limited was established with a production plant in Irrungattukatoi near Chennai, India.

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.

In 2006, the South Korean government initiated an investigation of Chung Mong Koo?s practices as head of Hyundai, suspecting him of corruption. On April 28, 2006, Chung was arrested, and charged for embezzlement of 100 billion won (US$106 million), with Hyundai Vice Chairman and CEO, Kim Dong-jin taking over as head of the company.