The Hyundai Motor Company was founded in Seoul, South Korea in 1967. Along with its flagship brand, Hyundai, it also owns its luxury brand Genesis as well as part of Kia Motors. Even though Hyundai has been manufacturing cars since the 1960’s, it didn’t start exporting vehicles for sale in the US until 1986 with the Hyundai Excel. The Sonata began selling in the US in 1988.
Hyundai has manufacturing facilities in North America, India, Czech Republic, Russia, China and Turkey and sold in 193 countries.
Popular Hyundai models include the Sonata, Elantra, Tuscan and Sante Fe. All these models are reasonably priced and get very good gas mileage for their respective vehicle class. Out of all the models, the Sonata and the highest rated and considered one of the best midsize cars available. Hyundai is planning on releasing a larger eight passenger crossover SUV called the Palisade. The release date is sometime the summer of 2019.
Hyundai’s smallest SUV, the Kona and Kona Electric was winner of the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year
Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, started in 2008 and was recently separated into its own company. Genesis is making a name for itself earning the 2019 North American Car of the Year award.
Like many auto manufacturers, Hyundai also participates in motorsports, primarily focusing on the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge racing series.
Most of the models in the Hyundai line are smaller vehicles. For car shipping, this means the cost will be very reasonable. Smaller cars are much easier to ship than larger vehicles as the shipper has more flexibility with loading the cars on the car hauler. The only Hyundai’s possibly considered a larger vehicle is the Sante Fe XL and the upcoming Palisade. Your car shipping company will be able to give you more detailed information and price estimates.