Hyundai wants to conquer Europe

Posted on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 , 06:06:07 byEmil

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Hyundai wants to conquer Europe

We do not want you to get us wrong. Hyundai was not bought by a European manufacturer. The Korean try to tell us that 90 % of the models sold in Europe will soon be manufactured on the continent as well, but that is it. Before the end of this year, the carmaker will introduce a new model, the all-new i10 city car. According to the specialists, the production of the Europe-bound versions of the smallest model will be transferred from India to Turkey. As a result, the only Hyundai models that will not be built in Europe are the ones build for the UK and Ireland. These ones will continue to be built in India together with other models built for other right-hand-drive markets. As soon as the i10 appears will mean that 90 % of the cars Hyundai sells in Europe and 70 % of those sold in the European Union will be made west of Bosporus. It seems that only one unit in every ten sold in Europe are made in South Korea. According to the specialists, most of the cars Hyundai sells in the EU are being built in the Czech Republic, very close to the border with Slovakia, where Kia builds its cars. Here the specialists produce transmissions for both brands and Zilina is the one in charge of developing engines. So that you know, the models built here have the same platforms. At this plant Hyundai produces the i30 range, ix35 crossover and ix20 mini-MPV and has a capacity of 300.000 cars a year. The system has as base a five-day, triple-shift method. The specialists were very proud to declare that despite the bad European market they have managed to work 100 %. Even though their volumes in Europe were down by around 5 %, their market share has increased and that is a thing to be proud of.


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