Hyundai was created in 1947 by Chung Ju-yung. He chaired the company until his death 2001, and by that time the conglomerate or chaebol encompassed everything from banking, construction, department stores, tourism, ship building and, of course, car making.
Following his death and in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, Hyundai was broken up into legally distinct parts. The Hyundai brand is most commonly associated with the automaker in the west.
What on Earth does Hyundai mean?
The name is 현대 in Korean and is pronounced hyeondae, and the best translation for the word is modern.
News, Reviews, Features (Page 1)
- 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT (i30) hatch vs sedan: What are the differences seen side by side?
- 2017 Hyundai i30 Tourer: Pretty wagon not coming to the USA
- 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid starts at $23k, $2.5k less than Toyota Prius
- 2018 Hyundai Azera (US) debuts in Korea as the Grandeur IG, looks great
- Hyundai etymology: What does its name mean?
- 2017 Hyundai i30 (2018 Elantra GT): New hatch is conservative
- Hyundai Tiburon etymology: What does its name mean?
- BK Hyundai Genesis Coupe dead, will be replaced by luxury coupe
- Hyundai to open first standalone Genesis store at end of 2016
- Hyundai N etymology: What does N mean or stand for?