Having entered the US market 36 years ago in 1986 with a single product, the Korean carmaker is today the fifth largest carmaker in the country with a line-up of 10 models.
Hyundai Motor America recently marked a momentous milestone with the sale of its 15 millionth vehicle in the U.S. The vehicle was a Tucson sold at West Herr Hyundai in Williamsville, New York to Wende and James Tuskes, who were presented with a cheque to cover their first year of payments on their new Hyundai SUV.
“I can’t think of a better way to conclude 2022 than by celebrating the sale of our 15 millionth Hyundai vehicle in the United States,” said Randy Parker, CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “Over the past 36 years, Hyundai has grown its product portfolio, its manufacturing footprint in America, and its market share, becoming the fifth-highest selling brand this year. We are excited to see more growth in 2023 and beyond – particularly as we continue to expand our electric vehicle product line and manufacturing.”
“Achieving 15 million vehicle sales is no small feat, and we are thrilled that the Hyundai customer was right here in Williamsville, New York,” said Scott Bieler, president of West Herr Automotive Group. “We are proud to take this opportunity to recognize our customers and our community, and I can’t think of a better time to be a part of the Hyundai family.”
These top 5 models account for 75% of Hyundai USA's 15 million sales.
Zero to 15,000,000 in 36 years
Hyundai entered the U.S. market in 1986 with a single model, the subcompact Excel. Since then, the Korean carmaker has become one of the fastest-growing automobile companies in the country and has expanded its product line-up to include the Tucson, Santa Fe, Palisade, Santa Cruz, Elantra, Sonata and more. In particular, in the last 11 years, Hyundai has added multiple electric and hybrid vehicles to its portfolio including the Kona EV, Ioniq 5 and the recently revealed Ioniq 6.
In addition to growing its product line-up, Hyundai has expanded its manufacturing in the U.S. over the last 17 years. First with its Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) plant in 2005 which currently employs approximately 3,400 people, and now with the Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America plant in Bryan County, Georgia which is expected to open in 2025 and create 8,100 jobs.
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