Category Archives: Hyundai

Sichuan-Hyundai started rolling out County minibus

sichuan hyundai rolls out county mini bus

The joint venture of Sichuan Nanjun Auto and Hyundai rolled out its first vehicle, a County minibus, at its Chengdu factory on August 8, a day deemed auspicious by many Chinese. Established in January this year, Sichuan-Hyundai aims to become a major commercial -vehicle manufacturer in China with 170,000 sales in 2017. Besides the Wenjiang […]

Hyundai Mistra: Shanghai Motor Show in Pics

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Beijing-Hyundai named its new sedan, slotted between Sonata and Elantra, Mistra after the Greek town of Mystras. Developed specially for the Chinese market, Hyundai Mistra has a wheelbase of 2770mm, longer than we thought when it was spied earlier this year. It will have a Kia version, the upcoming K4. Called "Mingtu" in Chinese, the […]

Hyundai Established Commercial Vehicle Joint Venture in Sichuan

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The joint venture between Hyundai and Sichuan Nanjun Auto was officially founded in Ziyang, Sichuan on January 8, more than two years after the two sides signed the partnership agreement. Named Sichuan Hyundai, the 50:50 joint venture plans to build commercial vehicles and engines in Ziyang. In phase one, it plans to complete the construction […]

Beijing Hyundai Targets 1 Million Sales for 2013

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The joint venture of BAIC (Beijing Auto) and Hyundai sold over 0.85 million cars in 2012, exceeding the target of 0.8 million for the year, according to Li Feng, the company’s Vice General Manager. Compared with 2011, deliveries in the last year rose almost 15%. Expecting the high growth rate to continue, Beijing Hyundai set […]

Beijing-Hyundai Santa Fe Goes on Sale for US$35,250-49,690

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At a ceremony held at China National Convention Center in Beijing on Sunday evening, Hyundai and its Chinese partner BAIC announced the release of the third-generation Santa Fe. Swimmer Sun Yang, an Olympic champion, showed up as the product’s spokesman (shown below). With two powertrain choices–2.0T GDI and 2.4 GDi, the locally-built mid-size SUV comes […]

Beijing Hyundai Exaggerated Sonata Sales: Shanghai Securities News

While Hawtai Motors may have gone too far with it (see our report), the practice of overstating sales is widespread and long-established among automakers in China, according to industry insiders. And it is not limited to third-tier, emerging players. On Thursday, Shanghai Securities News reveals that the joint venture of BAIC and Hyundai, the fourth […]

Hyundai-Kia’s China Market Share Rose to 10.4% in April

According to Yonhap News, the South Korean automaker’s share of the Chinese auto market rose to 10.4% in April, its highest level since May 2009, benefiting from the weakening of its Japanese rivals. Hyundai-Kia sold 155,000 new vehicles in China last month, 9.3% more than a year earlier, while the overall market shrank 0.25% to […]

Beijing-Hyundai Sonata YF Arrives for a Triple Play


One month after its sibling, the K5 from Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia, hit the market, the Sonata YF is released today in seven versions of two engine options: 2.0L and 2.4L θⅡ D-CVVT. Five trims are offered–GS, GLS, DLX, Luxury, Top–in a price range of 166,900 Yuan–249,900 Yuan, slightly higher than that of the K5. Beijing Hyundai has […]

China Accounted for 1/5 of Hyundai-Kia’s Global Sales in 2010

Data released by the South Koran automaker show that Chinese consumers bought 1,093,071 Hyundai- and Kia- brand vehicles last year, accounting for nearly 1/5 of the company’s global sales of 5,739,973 units. Beijing Hyundai sold 703,008 cars, including 385,985 units of Elantra/Elantra-Yuedong and 119,805 units of Tucson/ix35. Sales of Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia reached 333,028 units, including over […]

Hyundai Picks Sichuan Nanjun for Commercial Vehicle Joint Venture


On October 21, Hyundai Motor Company signed agreements with Sichuan Nanjun Automobile Co., Ltd. and its home city, Ziyang, Sichuan, on setting up a commercial vehicle joint venture, Sichuan Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. The new company, to be equally owned by Hyundai and Nanjun, will receive 3 billion yuan investment. Through retooling and upgrading Nanjun’s […]

September Sales: Shanghai-GM, Shanghai-VW (Skoda), Hyundai-Kia, Chery

New vehicle sales at Shanghai GM rose 41% year-on-year last month to 100,825 units, hitting a record monthly high. For the first three quarters, the joint venture sold 742,176 cars, surpassing last year’s annual sales of 727,000. In September, Buick delivered 57,948 units (LaCrosse 10,339, Regal 7,669, Excelle 22,607), Chevrolet 40,860 (Cruze 17,264), Cadillac 2,017 […]

August Sales: Ford, GM, Hyundai-Kia, Mazda, Shanghai Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi

Ford and its Chinese joint ventures sold 44,074 new vehicles in August, up 24% year-on-year. In the first eight months, sales increased 42% from the same period last year to 368,103 units, including 251,046 from Chang’an-Ford-Mazda. 13,039 units of Focus and 4,629 of Fiesta, both from Chang’an Ford, were delivered last month. Sales of the […]