Rarely Known Data and Facts About Hyunda

Rarely Known Data and Facts About Hyunda – We promise this article is not sponsored by Hyundai. But it was indeed the Hyundai i30 Fastback N that became the safety car of the Superbike race in Mandalika last week that triggered thoughts about Hyundai’s lunge in the world. Especially in the automotive field.


In the 90s, Indonesia was surprised by the presence of Timorese cars. Based on Kia Sephia. Not long ago, Bimantara was present with Chakra and Nenggala. Based on Hyundai Accent and Elantra. That was the first time the people of this country got acquainted with the car from Ginseng Country. And the assumption is similar to that experienced by Chinese manufacturers in Indonesia today. Crooked.


But that’s not what we want to talk about. And it’s not about the buzz of Hyundai electric cars in Indonesia such as IONIQ Electric, KONA Electric, or ioniq 5 plans. After looking for info here and there, eight interesting things are rarely known about this South Korean manufacturer’s lunge, in penetrating the world car market. And rarely does anyone know.


The World’s First Hydrogen Car Manufacturer


In 2013, Hyundai introduced the ix35, based on Tucson with the world’s first mass-sold hydrogen fuel. The reason they made the car was that they believed that hydrogen would be part of the means of transportation. Whether it’s private vehicles, public transport, commercial vehicles, or whatever. Currently, the Hyundai Nexo is the only Hyundai hydrogen car sold in bulk. The electric motor is capable of driving up to 660.8 km with full hydrogen to charge the battery. Emissions are only water.

In 2018, Hyundai again launched a hydrogen-fueled sport utility vehicle (SUV), NEXO. Hyundai’s seriousness doesn’t stop there. The South Korean vehicle manufacturer is also developing the world’s first large hydrogen-powered truck, the XCIENT Fuel Cell. The truck is scheduled to be released in 2023.

At the Hydrogen Wave event which took place in September 2021, Hyundai officially announced their latest vision, hydrogen vision 2040. The vision aims to encourage the use of hydrogen in communities around the world by 2040. Hyundai Group Chairman Euisun Chung said it would implement the hydrogen fuel cell system in a wider range of fields outside of transportation, from daily activities to infrastructure development.

“Hyundai Motor Group’s vision is to apply hydrogen energy to all joint activities and industries, such as at home, work, and factory. The goal is to make hydrogen usable by everyone,” Chung said as quoted from the official website of Hyundai Motor Company, Tuesday (7/9/2021).

The First Hyundai Car Is Still Related To… MINI?


The Hyundai Pony was their first product. Many people think that this car has a relationship with Mitsubishi. Alias just change the design. But not only that. If you look at Hyundai very European lately, they’ve been doing that a long time ago. George Turnbull, former Managing Director Austin Morris, maker of Mini Cooper. He then invited five other British engineers, one of whom was John Crosthwaite, a chassis expert who worked at BRM, a successful chassis manufacturer in the racing world.

Turnbull Cs took the base of the Morris Marina sedan, which actually performed poorly and often became a Magellan among British car enthusiasts. But for Pony, a massive adjustment was made. Plus the drive system provided by Mitsubishi. As a result, the first car made in South Korea was widely praised. It has a fairly long life, produced from 1975 to 1990.

Ten-Year Engine Warranty


Every car manufacturer’s goal is success in the United States (or China). Hyundai is too. In 1986 they entered with Hyundai Excel. Pony, Pony Exel, Presto – Hyundai Excel sold 168,882 units in its first year. Named the best-selling debutant car in the history of the United States. But the cost-cutting, by what is made, makes this car unreliable. Dealers can also profit from repairs, not sales.

Defensive steps are made. For the sake of removing the ugly image, they invest heavily in areas of design, quality, and research. Then added a product warranty for two years or 24,000 miles (38,400 km). Even crazier, they provide a 10-year or 100,000-mile engine warranty. Confidence in this quality, makes the American automotive market think again about the quality of Hyundai.

The Largest Production Facility in the World


Hyundai has a massive car manufacturing facility. What is meant by massive here is not only the factory is large. Hyundai’s assembly center in Ulsan, South Korea has an area of eight square kilometers. 1.6 million cars come out of the facility each year, worked by 34,000 nakers.

The road network connects five factories at once has a hospital, fire headquarters, sewage treatment well and the spectacular has its port!

In the United States, no less


In 2006, Toyota Sales America leader Yukitoshi Funo said, “Our competitors (in America) are Honda, Nissan, and Hyundai. But all we noticed was the Hyundai. Fun-san’s words are now proven. Hyundai has a $30 million assembly facility in Irvine, California. Compare that with their investment in Indonesia which is the US $ 1.15 million. The Technical Center for the Americas is even more spectacular. The investment reached the US $117 million. The results have just appeared in the format of a double cabin pickup car, Santa Cruz. The lightweight pickup was made at their factory in Alabama.

The Germans were hijacked.


They used to hire English people. This decade german engineers were hijacked. Hyundai is investing heavily to hire experts whose profiles are quite flashy. The brightest is Albert Biermann, the former chairman of BMW M Division. Biermann’s brain produced one of the best BMW M3s of the E46 family as well as the best M5 (outside media word) of the E39 fam. Biermann’s knowledge in processing ordinary cars so fast applied to Hyundai. One of them is the one at the Mandalika Circuit, so the safety car.

Amazingly, it’s not just Biermann. Hyundai also recruited Thomas Schemera, the former leader of BMW M and BMW Individual BMW America. His position at Hyundai is head of the Motorsport and Performance Vehicle Division. For its subsidiaries. Fayez Abdul Rahman is believed to be VP of the vehicle architecture development division for the Genesis brand, Hyundai’s luxury brand in the class of Lexus. Fayez Abdul Rahman is the person responsible for developing the platform used by the BMW 7 Series, BMW X-series, and M cars.

Meaning of Logo H Italic


Often compared to the H logo from Honda, this Hyundai oblique logo has a unique meaning. The letter H can describe two people shaking hands, symbolizing trust and cooperation. Then why tilt? Well, if it symbolizes progress or progress. What do you think? 

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