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2008

December, Hyundai Motor Company | Tau Engine chosen as one of the top 10 engines for the first time
History, 2008
Jan
Hyundai Motor Group
Declares its slogan, “challenge for the future”
Hyundai Motor Company
Records annual sales of almost 3 million units
Launch of a Premium Sedan Hyundai Genesis
First unveiling of Hyundai Genesis in the North American market, aiming at the high-end segment of the automobile market
KIA Motors Corporation
Launch of Kia New Picanto, a lightweight car with a 1000 cc engine
Launch of a premium SUV Kia Mohave/Borrego
Introduces a premium SUV, Kia Mohave/Borrego to the North American market at Detroit Motor Show,
Extends its sponsorship of the Australian Open to 2013
Hyundai HYSCO
Headquarters office relocated to Jamwon-dong, Seoul
Hyundai Engineering
Completes the construction of the Hyundai AutoNet Plant in Jincheon
Hyundai KEFICO
Implements KpQMS (Quality Management System)
Hyundai-Kia Motors obtains 5 stars in technology and delivery ratings
Hyundai Card
Ranked 1st in the National Customer Satisfaction survey for three years running
Launch of Hyundai Card A-Platinum
Hyundai Card hosts Super Class I
Hyundai Capital
Promotes Plus Membership
Hyundai NGV
Hosts a Car Infotainment Forum
Feb
Hyundai Motor Company
Completes the construction of the second plant in India
Hyundai i30 named the Car of the Year in Spain
Launch of Hyundai Azera New Luxury
KIA Motors Corporation
Hyundai Beijing achieves production of 1 million units in the shortest period of time yet achieved
Hyundai Engineering
Hyundai Motor Company completes its second plant in India (HMI)
Hyundai MOBIS
Completes the development of the integrated automobile control system
Holds the signing ceremony for the Russia module plant investment project
Hyundai Card
Wins the Grand Prize in Human Resources Development at the Korea HRD Awards
Hyundai Capital
Prime Loan Mortgage for a lease
Mar
Hyundai-Kia Motors
The greatest number of models ever selected as Best Recommended Car Models by the Car Book
Hyundai Motor Company
Chairman Chung Mong-Koo visits and inspects the domestic production base, the forefront base for customer-oriented management
Signs a contract for the Russia plant investment project
Unveiling of an eco-friendly concept car Hyundai i-mode at the Geneva Motor Show
First unveiling of Hyundai Genesis Coupe at the New York Motor Show
Enters the India luxurious automobile market with the Hyundai Aero Bus
India branch exports over 500,000 units
KIA Motors Corporation
Enhances brand-management
Unveiling of Kia Soul concept car with three themes at the Geneva Motor Show
World debut of a concept car Kia Koup at the New York Motor Show
President Lee Myung-Bak visits the Gwangju Plant
Hyundai HYSCO
Suncheon Plant establishes a community service group
Hyundai Engineering
Establishes Russia branch
Hyundai MOBIS
Quality Research Center established
North Africa branch established
Hyundai Card
Hyundai card design renovation
The number of Hyundai card M-Platinum members exceeds 1 million
HMC Investment Securities
Financial Services Commission approves the major shareholdings of Sinheung Securities
Company name changed to Hyundai Motor CompanyIB (previously Shinseung Securities)
Hyundai AutoEver
Extends ISO 27001, the international security standard
Apr
Hyundai Motor Group
Declares social-responsibility management
Hyundai-Kia Motors selected as the official sponsor of the BIE Expo tour
Hyundai-Kia Motors
Trial run of an inner-city bus with hybrid technology
Hyundai Motor Company
Launch of an easy-move car, Hyundai H-1
Completesthe construction of its second plant in China
Hyundai Genesis introduced to the Chinese market at the Beijing Motor Show
KIA Motors Corporation
Kia Pro Cee’d wins favorable reviews in Germany
Kia Mohave/Borrego makes its debut in China
Kia Carnival/Sedona selected as one of the top 10 models in terms of value in the U.S.
Kia Cee’d becomes the first domestic car to obtain international environmental certification
Hyundai STEEL
Conducts the carbon-zero tree planting campaign for children's environmental education
Hyundai HYSCO
Promotes the overseas resources development project
Hyundai BNG STEEL
EKP(Enterprise Knowledge-Management Patterns) opened
Hyundai Engineering
Establishes Research Center
Establishes Vietnam branch
Hyundai MOBIS
The country’s first injury-reduction passenger airbag developed
Beijing MOBIS completes the construction of its second plant
Hyundai GLOVIS
Receives the President’s Medal at the Korea RFID Industrialization Awards
Hyundai ROTEM
Wins an order for the Boston MBTA Bi-level Passenger Coach, USA
Hyundai NGV
Hyundai-Kia Motors set up an education course for R&D specialists
May
Hyundai Motor Group
Begins work as the custodian of royal tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
Hyundai-Kia Motors
Establishes a strategic alliance with Microsoft
Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai China starts the green-zone project
Hyundai Veracruz / ix5 selected as the Best Full Sized SUV by Auto Pacific
KIA Motors Corporation
Kia Cee’d exceeds 200,000 units in production
Applies a family-look to the Kia Optima/Magentis Innovation
Samwoo
Incorporated into Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai Engineering
Opens model house of AMCO Town Shincheon-dong, Ulsan
Hyundai KEFICO
Mass production of engine controller and intake manifold module system (in-house developed product) for Tau engine
Mass-production of the electronic control stove valve
Hyundai PARTECS
Press parts exceeds 1 million units in production
HMC Investment Securities
Company name changed to HMC Investment Securities(previously Hyundai Motor CompanyIB Securities)
Hyundai ROTEM
Signs a contract to supply electronic equipment for Shenzhen Subway Line 3, China
INNOCEAN WORLDWIDE
Launches <MINT>, a magazine that reports the latest car industry trends
Jun
Hyundai Motor Company
Completes the construction of its plant in Russia
Launches Pre-Service in Europe
Signs a contract with Seoul City to develop and supply an eco-friendly bus
Ranked 1st in National Customer Satisfaction survey for eight years running
Official sponsor of the national team at the Beijing Olympics
Hyundai Elantra exceeds 5 million units in cumulative sales
KIA Motors Corporation
Launch of Kia Optima/Magentis Innovation
American branch completes the construction of its new company building and design center
Kia Sorento R selected as the Most Idealistic Vehicle by Auto Pacific
Hyundai STEEL
Joins the UN Global Compact
Hyundai HYSCO
Starts production of the country’s first multi-functional color steel plate
Hyundai Engineering
Completes the construction of Kia Motor’s American branch sales office building and design center
Hyundai MOBIS
Launches equipment for car tuning
Completes the construction of the lamp plant in Kimcheon
Completes the construction of the MPAU consolidated warehouse
Hyundai Carnes
Mass-production and application of software platform for Kia Motors SUV models
Hyundai GLOVIS
The country’s first logistic company to obtain international credit rating
Hyundai ROTEM
Wins an order for the Water Treatment Plant in Muscat, Oman
Obtains CMMI Level 3 certification
Jul
Hyundai Motor Group
Signs a contract for the establishment of a Kids Auto Park, a children’s transportation safety education park
Hyundai Motor Group establishes the global youth volunteer group
The traffic safety campaign, Happy Way Drive Blog, opened
Hyundai-Kia Motors
Establishes the hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle monitoring unit
Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai Entourage selected as the Most Idealistic Vehicle by Auto Pacific
India branch completes the construction of its second engine plant
Launch of the Mega Truck Wide-Cap
KIA Motors Corporation
Kia Sorento R selected as the Most Idealistic Vehicle by Auto Pacific
Kia Optima/Magentis Innovation hosts aneco-driving contest
Kia Mohave/Borrego targets the Chinese market
Hyundai Engineering
Starts construction of Chungju Entrepreneurial City
Hyundai Transys
Acquires the Indian HLIP (Hanil Lear India)
Hyundai Card
Launch of Hyundai Card’s THE RED
Hosts Super Match VII, VIII
Hyundai card hosts Super Class II
HMC Investment Securities
Launch of HMC Investment Securities CMA
Hyundai ROTEM
Hyundai Rotem’s locomotive selected as a world-class product by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy
Signs a contract for main battle tank technical support with Otokar, Turkey
Aug
Hyundai Motor Group
Launches Hyundai Motor Group’s magazine, News Plaza
Hyundai-Kia Motors
Its hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle succeeds in crossing the American continent
Hyundai Motor Company
Listed in the upper ranks in the U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study by J.D. Power for two years running
Official sponsor of the Czech national soccer team
Hyundai Verna ranked 1st in the Vehicle Dependability Study by J.D. Power
Hyundai Genesis is given the highest safety-rating from theU.S. IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)
KIA Motors Corporation
Launch of luxury midsized sedan, Kia Cerato/Forte
Hyundai Engineering
Recognized as an excellent company in terms of customer satisfaction
Hyundai MOBIS
Manual transmission exceeds 1 million units in production
Hyundai Transys
Starts the construction of PTA(PowerTech America, Inc.) in the U.S.
Hyundai KEFICO
Mass production of the speed sensor (in-house developed product) and gearshift switch (in-house developed) for RWD 6-speed automatic transmission
Mass production of intake manifold module system for rear-wheel vehicle’s Theta2 turbo engine
Hyundai PARTECS
ObtainsTS16940 certification
Hyundai Capital
The number of consumers who have purchased a secondhand car in its installment plan exceeds 1 million
Hyundai GLOVIS
Establishes Russia branch
Hyundai ROTEM
Signs a contract for DMU technical support and electric equipment supply with Tuvasas, Turkey
Hyundai AutoEver
Opens Research Data Center in Uiwang
INNOCEAN WORLDWIDE
Establishes Italian branch
Establishes Australian branch
Hyundai NGV
Hosts the first Excellent Industrial-Educational Cooperation for R&D Awards
Sep
Hyundai Motor Group
Signs Korea’s largest fair trade agreement
Hyundai Motor Company
Listed in the global 100 brands for four years running
Confirms its Brazil plant and signs MOU
KIA Motors Corporation
Ranked No.1 in Korea Service Quality Index for five years running
Launch of a new concept SUV, Kia Soul
Kia Opirus selected as the Best Full Sized Car Model
Hyundai HYSCO
Hyundai Hysco Global MBA completes the first term
Hyundai Engineering
Completes the construction of a resort complex in Hai Phong, Vietnam
Hyundai WIA
Enters the molding market in China
Hyundai MNSOFT
Launch of the Speednavi, a traffic information service in China
HMC Investment Securities
Launch of Hyundai Motor Group Fund
Hyundai GLOVIS
Completes the construction of Shihwa automobile auction house
Global auto processing services LLC established
Hyundai NGV
The First Electrical and Electronic Material Forum
Oct
Hyundai Motor Group
Promotes Happy Way Drive, a transportation culture campaign
Hyundai-Kia Motors
Automobile IT Innovation Center for securing global competitiveness opened
Hyundai Elantra and Carens become the first two domestic cars to be among Top 100 Products by U.S. Consumer Reports
Hyundai Motor Company
Unveiling of a small-sized strategy model for the European market, Hyundai i20 at the Paris Motor Show
Its successful case of global management becomes a of the MBA required curriculum at Stanford University
Selected as the international leader in climate change
Supports the project for welfare and convenience of handicapped children
Launch of Hyundai Genesis Coupe, a premium sports car
Launch of eco-friendly Hyundai Universe CNG
KIA Motors Corporation
Kia Soul makes its worldwide debut at the Paris Motor Show
Launch of a 1-ton truck, K2700 III LPI,
Hosts the Australian Open Festival
Hyundai STEEL
Develops a rail for magnetic levitation train
Selected as the member of first material for automobile development project (GA steel plate development)
Hyundai HYSCO
Introduces the Hot-Stamping method, used for weight reduction in car manufacture
Hyundai Engineering
Completes the construction of the Uiwang Research Center
Hyundai MOBIS
Advances into the hybrid car core parts market
Shanghai Technology Test Center obtains Chinese national certification
Hyundai KEFICO
Obtains CMMI Level 2 in R&D process competence evaluation
Obtains the international security certification, ISO 2700 for the first time in the automobile parts industry
Implements the data management system for enterprise software development
Establishes Chinese sales branch (Beijing Corporation)
Hyundai Transys
Completes the construction of RWD 6-speed automatic transmission plant (annual sales of 300,000 units)
Hyundai METIA
Installs the 10FCMX-Ⅱmolding machine line
Hyundai PARTECS
Hyundai-Kia Motors stock 2000 press molds
Hyundai Capital
Obtains ISO 27001 in the customer information protection
HMC Investment Securities
Obtains ISO 20000 in IT infrastructure
Hyundai ROTEM
Hyundai Motor Company’s Russian Plant wins anorder for full-line automobile production facilities
INNOCEAN WORLDWIDE
Hosts the second Brand Forum, the international knowledge forum in cooperation with Maekyeung
Nov
Hyundai-Kia Motors
The next generation eco-friendly diesel engine, R-Engine developed
Promotes the localization of semi-conductors for automobiles through cooperation beneficial to all stakeholders
9 models selected as recommended models by the U.S. Consumer Guide Automotive
Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai Genesis awarded Best Buy by Consumer Digest
Launch of a new concept crossover Hyundai i30cw
Launch of Hyundai H-1 LPi
Unveiling of the Chinese model of Hyundai NF Sonata, (Ringsyang) at the Guangzhou Motor Show
Provides full-scale support to its partners for low-carbon management
Unveiling of its eco-friendly brand Blue Drive at LA
KIA Motors Corporation
Kia Opirus receives the Best Value Award by U.S. Strategic Vision
The Best Automobile Manufacturer of the Year by the UK Auto Car
Kia Soulmakes its debut into the North American market at the LA Auto Show
Receives the Presidental Medal in design management
Hyundai STEEL
Suncheon Plant completes the construction of TWB Unit 1
Hyundai MOBIS
Braking system for eco-friendly lightweight commercial vehicle developed
Hyundai PARTECS
ObtainsISO 14001 certification
Hyundai KEFICO
Mass production of the Cam Shaft Location Sensor (in-house developed product)
Hyundai Card
Hyundai Card hosts the Super Concert III
Hyundai Capital
Obtainsa 100 million dollars’ worth of credit line from Citi Bank
HMC Investment Securities
Seocho branch opens
Hyundai ROTEM
Wins an order for Bosporus Line EMU (440 cars), Turkey
Release of the new high-speed train KTX-II No.1
INNOCEAN WORLDWIDE
Promotes the country’s first bi-directional IPTV advertisement (Kia Motors Soul)
Dec
Hyundai-Kia Motors
Independently-developed Tau engine selected among 10 Best Engines in the U.S. for the first time
Declares the need for creative quality -management
Hyundai i30 and H-1 named as the Australian Cars of the Year
Promotes its project: “Finding happiness for kids from families who have been bereaved from car-accidents"
Supports the skating queen Kim Yu-na
Indian branch launches the i20, a premium compact car
Hyundai i10 and i30 named the Car of the Yearin Chile
KIA Motors Corporation
Haevichi Foundation makes an Haevichi agreement to support children
The hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle Kia Mohave/Borrego completes a 633km-course on a single charge
Kia Carens selected as the Minivan of the Year in Australia
A flexible production system in full-scale operation
Hyundai STEEL
Obtains the international information security management system ISO 27001
Announces its 21st century management vision
Selected as a member of the second project for components and material for automobile development
Hyundai HYSCO
Alabama branch in the U.S. obtains ISO 90012000 certification
Hyundai Engineering
Volunteer activities for briquette distribution
Hyundai MOBIS
Succeeds in localization of the advanced headlight system
Hyundai WIA
Obtains ISO27001, the information security certification
Hyundai Transys
Obtains ISO27001, the information security certification
AIA
Renews TS 16949, ISO 14001 certifications
Hyundai KEFICO
Awarded the 400 million dollar Export Tower Award
Hyundai GLOVIS
Awarded the 900 million dollar Export Tower Award
INNOCEAN WORLDWIDE
Achieves a top 2 ranking in terms of handling volume of domestic advertising agencies
American branch established
Announces its Vision 2009
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