South Korean automaker Hyundai was first founded in that country in 1967. This automaker has its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, and the world’s largest integrated automobile factory in Ulsan. The company’s motor vehicles are today sold in 193 countries.

The South Korean car maker’s American history began on February 20, 1986, when its US arm introduced a single model: The Hyundai Excel. That car was instantly popular. In fact, the Korean automaker set a record for selling the most autos during its first year of business in America. These days, the Hyundai lineup includes many popular models, such as the economy-priced Accent sedan and the Tucson and Santa Fe SUVs.

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