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1946: Hyundai Auto Service Center established.

1967: Hyundai Motor Company established.

1968: Licensing agreement with Ford.


Hyundai pony coupe  (1974)

1974: Subcompact car Pony, Korea's first independently designed and manufactured model, unveiled at the 55th Turin International Motor Fair.

1976: First PONY exported.


Hyundai Stellar   (1983)

1982: PONY II introduced.

1984: Cumulative production of the PONY exceeded 500,000.

Exports begin to Canada.

Hyundai Pony ,Presto Sedan concept (1985)

STELLAR introduced.

1985: Hyundai Motor America established.

EXCEL is launched.

Hyundai Pony ,Excel Hatchback concept (1985)

New 300,000-unit plant opened in Ulsan.

1986: Cumulative production of all models exceeded 1 million.

EXCEL is imported to the U.S.

Hyundai Sonata  concept (1989)

GRANDEUR luxury car is launched.

1987: Cumulative production of all models exceeded 1 million.

GRACE Minibus, PORTER 1 ton truck, MIGHTY 2.5ton truck introduced.

1988: Mid-size sedan SONATA introduced.

1989: Cumulative production of all models exceeded 3 million.

EXCEL exports surpass 1 million.

V-6 engine plant established.


Hyundai Excel  concept (1990)

1990: Sporty coupe SCOUPE introduced.

Cumulative exports to the U.S. surpass 1 million.

1991: Cumulative production of all models exceeded 4 million.

Hyundai Scoupe  concept (1990)

Alpha, Hyundai's first proprietary engine, is introduced.

1992: SCOUPE Turbo wins at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Rally.

1993: ELANTRA selected as Best Car of 1993 in Australia.

Hyundai Elantra  concept (1991)

1994: Cumulative exports top the 3 million mark.

Ultra modern ACCENT subcompact model introduced.

Beta, Hyundai's second proprietary engine, is introduced.

Hyundai Lantra  concept (1991)

1995: ACCENT earns Canadian Best Buy Award.

AVANTE compact introduced and wins the Asia-Pacific Rally.

1996: TIBURON sports coupe introduced.

Hyundai Sonata  concept (1993)

SONATA III introduced.

DYNASTY luxury car launched.

Phase 2 of Namyang R&D Center completed.

Hyundai Pony  concept (1994)

Hyundai introduces Korea's first credit card.

Cumulative exports surpass 4 million.

1997: Hyundai begins their fourth decade as an accomplished and pioneering automaker.

Hyundai Marcia  concept (1994)

With thirty years of steady growth, the corporate motto has remained the same -

Pursuing Happiness Through Cars.

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