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2009

July, Hyundai Motor Group | Announcement of investment to an environmentally friendly future
History, 2009
Jan
Hyundai-Kia Motors
Holds an exhibition at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
Establishes the1st term of the Automotive IT Innovation Center
Hyundai-Kia Motors Tau engine selected among 10 Best Engines in the U.S. for two straight years
Hyundai Motor Company
Ranked 1st in three automobile classes of National Consumer Satisfaction survey in India
Launch of Hyundai Azera New Luxury
Hyundai Genesis named the2009 North American Car of the Year
KIA Motors Corporation
Kia Soul’ster concept car unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show
Kia Opirus named the ‘Most Delightful Car’in the U.S.
European launch of the eco-friendly fuel-efficient Ceed ISG (Idle Stop & Go)
Kia Sorrento successfully completes the 2009Dakar Rally
Kia Cee’dselected as the best mid-size vehicle in France
Hyundai HYSCO
Ulsan Plant kicks off TPM-2 Step
Hyundai Engineering
Wins an order for the construction of an office building in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Hyundai WIA
Entry into the electronic coupling business
Hyundai Transys
Acquires ISO 27001certification
Hyundai MNSOFT
Holds an exhibition about navigation SW for export at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
Hyundai Card
Hosts Hyundai Card Super Class IV
Hyundai ROTEM
Wins an order for the Kyung-Chun Line EMU from the Korea Railroad Corporation
INNOCEAN WORLDWIDE
Establishes a branch office in Russia
Feb
Hyundai Motor Group
Chairman Chung Mong-Koo ranked 6th in 2009 Motor Trend Power List
Hyundai Motor Companylaunchesits global internship
Launch of the Global Mobile Clinic, a project for a mobile hospital
Hyundai-Kia Motors
7 models selected as Best Bet by Car Book in the U.S.
Hyundai Motor Company
7 models selected as Best Bet by Car Book in the U.S.
Signs an agreement with Seoul City to support new parents
Hyundai Universe launches in the Japanese market
Hyundai Genesis named the 2009 Canadian Car of the Year
Displays advertisements at the Academy Awards
U.S. Consumer Reports select Hyundai Elantra among its Top Picks for the second year in a row
The U.S. IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) selects Hyundai Genesis as Safest Model
KIA Motors Corporation
Kia Picanto LPI launches
Kia KED-6 concept car unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show
Kia Cerato/Forte unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show for the first time in North America
Hyundai STEEL
Signs a coal supply for making coke MOU with Mechel, headquartered in Russia
Hyundai HYSCO
Suncheon Plant achieves 10 million tons of CAL production
Hyundai Engineering
Winsan order for the Wonju Innovation City Estate Development Project in Gwangwon Province
Hyundai KEFICO
Starts to push forward with CMI Level 3
Hyundai Card
Hyundai Card holds Super Class III
HMC Investment Securities
Starts itsM-point payment service under a partnership with Hyundai Card
Hyundai GLOVIS
Obtains ISO 27001certification
Hyundai ROTEM
Signs the Incheon Railroad Line 2 Project Agreement
Mar
Hyundai Motor Group
Conducts Global Blood Donation campaign
Hyundai-Kia Motors
Deliversa hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle to Seoul City
Hyundai Motor Company
Hosts aGlobal Marketing Contest for university students
Listed in the upper ranks of the U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study by J.D. Power for the second year in a row
Hyundai Santa Fe cords sale of 500,000 RV units
Launch of Hyundai New Centennial
KIA Motors Corporation
Named the Car Maker of the Year in the UK
Unveiling of MPV concept car, KIA NO 3at Geneva Motor Show
Supplies Germany with vehicles for safety education
Kia Soul wins a Red Dot Design Award, a first for a domestic car
KIA Motors CorporationThe U.S. Kelly Blue Book selects Kia Soul and Mohave/Borrego as two of its Top Five Models
Announces the company’s eco-friendly brand, Eco Dynamics
Kia Rio 5-Door, Kia Cerato/Forte and Carens selected as recommended models by MSN Autos
Hyundai STEEL
Exports 100,000 tons of steel plate for oil pipelines
Signs a long-term contract for PCI supply with KRU (Kuzbassrazrezugol), headquartered in Russia
Hyundai KEFICO
Commences mass-production of its new airflow sensor for diesel engines
Hyundai IHL
Completes the implementation of its integrated system
Hyundai WIA
Installs Lamda 6-speed Diff ASSY & ANN gear line
Hyundai Capital
Launch of door-to-door service Prime Loans
Apr
Hyundai Motor Group
The group’s charter of social responsibility established
Opening of Kids Auto Park, a children’s transportation safety education park
Hyundai Motor Company
Full-scale launch of Blue Drive
Hyundai Motor CompanyRanked 1st in the customer satisfaction for after service quality in China
Holds World Golf Championships
Hyundai Nuvis named the Best Car at the 2009 New York Motor Show
KIA Motors Corporation
Launch of a premium full-size SUV, Kia Sorrento R
Kia Cerato/Forte Koup named the Best Car at the 2009 New York Motor Show
Kia Cerato/Forte and Kia Sorento R make their debut in China
Kia Sorento R selected as the Best Car by the press corps at the Seoul Motor Show
Kia Soul named Interior of the Year by the U.S. Ward’s Auto
Sponsors the2009 Asian X Games
Hyundai HYSCO
Promotes welfare projects for foreign workers
Hyundai WIA
Participates in CIMT (China International Machine Tool Show)
Hyundai Carnes
Mass-production and application of a software platform for Kia Motors SUV models
Hyundai Capital
Launches Prime Mortgage Card
HMC Investment Securities
Opens the Daejeon branch
INNOCEAN WORLDWIDE
Opens INNO-POT, an enterprise portal
Hyundai NGV
Designated as a facility for life-long education
May
Hyundai-Kia Motors
Signs an MOU to provide support for the purchase of vehicles used for diplomatic missions
Hyundai Motor Company
Hosts the Super-Class 3800, Hyundai Genesis Coupe One-Make Race
Promotes a trial ride of its Hyundai Tucson/ix35 fuel-cell car
Hyundai Santa Fe records domestic sales of 500,000 units
Hyundai Genesis and Sonata selected as first in its class in Auto Pacific’s customer satisfaction survey
Hosts the FIFA Online2 Soccer Games
Hyundai i20 awarded the highest score in the safety category by Euro NCAP
KIA Motors Corporation
Sponsors the FIFA Interactive World-Cup
Kia Soul receives favorable reviews in the U.S. Consumer Report and US Today
Kia Soul earns the highest score in the safety category from Euro NCAP
Hosts a city-wide road-show of hydrogen fuel-cell cars
Hyundai MOBIS
Kimcheon Lamp Plant begins full-scale operations
Hyundai Carnes
Obtains CMMI Level2 certification
Hyundai Card
Opens an integrated enterprise-management system
Hyundai Capital
Provides a free-guarantee service for secondhand imported cars
HMC Investment Securities
HMC Investment Securities wins the top prize in research in the Asian capital investment category
Hyundai ROTEM
Wins an order for the Bangalore EMU (150 units) in India
Hyundai AutoEver
Obtains the A-grade in CP (Compliance Program)
Jun
Hyundai Motor Group
Chairman Chung Mong-Koo receives the Van Fleet Award
Signs a contract on Bridge Loan for green facilities
Hyundai-Kia Motors
Hosts the FIFA Confederations Cup
Kia Mohave/Borrego and Hyundai Tucson/ix35 a hydrogen fuelcell vehicle Hyundai Tucson/ix35, complete a road tour across the U.S.
Hyundai Motor Company
Launch of Hyundai Veran Transform
Ranked 1st in the New Vehicle Quality survey conducted by J.D. Power
Exceeds 1 million units in export to Africa
Launch of the Santa Fe and the Style
Hyundai Genesis and Elantra selected as the Most Idealistic Vehicles by Auto Pacific
KIA Motors Corporation
Presents a donation to Compassion Korea, an international child sponsorship organization
Launches its Plus Pre-Service
Launch of Kia Cerato/Forte model for the Chinese market
Kia Mohave/Borrego selected as the Consumer’s Choice of Car by Edmunds.com in the U.S.
Unveiling of Kia Cerato/Forte Koup racing car
Kia Soul selected among 10 Most Coolest New Vehicles by the U.S. Kelly Blue Book
Kia Soul‘ster named the 2009 North American Concept Car of the Year
Kia Sportage selected as the Most Idealistic Vehicle by Auto Pacific
Kia Soul widely praised for having residual value in the American market
Launch of Kia Cerato/Forte Koup
Hyundai STEEL
Signs a long-term contract for coking coal supply with Mechel, headquartered in Russia
Develops a150-ton ingot
Hyundai MOBIS
Ranked 19th in the Global List of the Top 100 Automobile Parts Manufacturers
Hyundai WIA
Develops Korea’sfirst 800T Hot-Forming Press
Hyundai Transys
Produces an Automatic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
Hyundai KEFICO
Mass-production of controller for 6-speed automatic transmission
Hyundai Capital
Launch of a mortgage for auction fund Prime Mortgage
HMC Investment Securities
The headquarter and the business department relocated to Finance Tower in Yeouido
Launch of CMA Credit Card
Hyundai AutoEver
Real-time standard ROSEK OS for automobile developed in cooperation with ETRI obtains the international certification
Jul
Hyundai Motor Group
Announces the group’s eco-friendly future investment plan
Hyundai Motor Group holds a camp for multicultural families
Hyundai Motor Company
Issues the Blue Report, Korea’s first product environmental report
Launch of Hyundai Elantra LPi Hybrid
Hyundai Genesis ranked 1st in its class in merchantable quality and design satisfaction study
Holds its Three-Leaf Clover Camp for kids from families who have been left bereaved by car-accidents
KIA Motors Corporation
Selected as the Automobile Manufacturer of the Year by the U.K.’s Motor Trader
Launch of Kia Cerato/Forte Hybrid LPi
Kia Picanto and Sorrento R receive Energy Winner Awards
Hyundai WIA
Develops a new mortar, the most advanced fire controller
Hyundai Carnes
Mass production and application of a software platform for Hyundai Motor Company’s small and mid-size cars
Hyundai KEFICO
Mass production of cost saving engine controller and power train controller
Hyundai Card
Hosts Super Class IV
Hyundai ROTEM
Opens Seoul Metro Line 9
Aug
Hyundai Motor Group
Supports social enterprises
Hyundai-Kia Motors
Chairman Chung Mong-Koo visits and inspects the production base located in the U.S.
Announces strategies for promoting green-growth to become one of four green-car powerhouses
Hyundai Motor Company
Develops a 2.4ℓ-Theta Engine for forklifts
Launch of Hyundai Tucson/ix35
KIA Motors Corporation
The U.S. IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) selects Kia Soul as the Safest Vehicle
Kia Cerato/Forte and Soul do well in the U.S.
Hyundai WIA
Company name changed to Hyundai WIA
Hyundai PARTECS
Commences the mass-production and supply of body parts for Hyundai Opirus
Hyundai Card
Hosts Super Concert V
Hyundai AutoEver
Acquires HISNA, an IT corporation in North America
Sep
Hyundai-Kia Motors
Joint declaration for hydrogen fuel-cell cars
Hyundai Motor Company
Press plant in Alabama named as the most productive plant in North America
Unveiling of a small CUV concept car Hyundai ix-Metro and an electronic vehicle i10EV
Launch of the 6th generation of the world’s premium sedan Hyundai Sonata
Enters the top 60 in terms of global brand value
Holds a briefing session on cooperation for durability
Completes the construction of a plant in the Czech Republic, Europe
KIA Motors Corporation
Unveiling of Kia design artworks
Hyundai Motor Company holds a trial ride of the Mohave/Borrego, a hydrogen fuel-cell car
Official sponsor of the PIFF (Pusan International Film Festival)
Hyundai STEEL
Acquires HISNA, an IT corporation located in North America
Hyundai HYSCO
Holds a K-steel plate presentation
Hyundai MOBIS
Receives a 2.5 billion won-valued order for chassis modules from Chrysler
Completes the construction of a module plant in the Czech Republic
Hyundai KEFICO
Obtains internationally recognized standards for occupational health and safety management systems, OHSAS 18001 & ISO 14001certifications
Hyundai Card
Renews Hyundai Card’s“the Purple”
Hosts the Super Concert VI
Oct
Hyundai Motor Group
Conducts a global anti-poverty campaign
Hyundai-Kia Motors
Signs an MOU for the development of electronic vehicles with the Korea Electric Power Corporation
Hyundai Motor Company
Chairman Chung Mong-Koo visits India for MBWA (Management by Wandering Around)
Launch of Hyundai Santa Fe The Style LPI
Hyundai i30cw named the Czech Fleet Car of the Year
Launch of Hyundai New Universe in Japan
Hyundai Elantra designed for the Chinese market (HDC Yuedong) and Hyundai Tucson/ix35 ranked 1st in customer satisfaction survey
KIA Motors Corporation
Prior release of new human sensibility technology for large-sized new cars, VG
KIA Tigers win the Korean Baseball Series
Hyundai MOBIS
Launch of HDR-1300, a black-box for automobiles
Receives a 90 million dollar-valued order for parts from European and North American automobile manufacturers
Hyundai KEFICO
A production corporation established in Vietnam
Hyundai Card
Sells insurance for privately-owned businesses
Nov
Hyundai-Kia Motors
Chairman Chung Mong-Koo visits Beijing Hyundai and Dongfeng Yueda Kia for MBWA (Management By Wandering Around)
Holds the Powertrain Conference
Holds the 2009 Tech-Day for R&D partners
Unveiling of the independently-developed highly-efficient Theta GDi engine
Holds a quality-seminar for its Chinese partners
Hyundai Motor Company
Holds a trial ride to provide an opportunity to experience the global No.1 in quality
Hyundai Santa Fe exceeds 2 million units in global sales
Hyundai Sonata obtains the carbon reduction label
Hyundai Genesis awarded the title of Best Buy by Consumer Digest
Holds the Seat R&D Symposium for cooperation that benefits all
Sets up an outdoor billboard at Times Square in New York City
Chosen as Marketer of the Year in the U.S.
A mid-size truck launched in Australia
Hyundai Tucson/ix35 launched in China through its debut at the 2009 Guangzhou Motor Show
Hyundai Genesis rated the 1st among equals by the U.S. Strategic Vision’s Overall Quality Assessment
KIA Motors Corporation
Launch of a luxurious full size sedan Kia Cadenza
Kia Cerato/Forte Koup competes in racing events across North America
Kia Cadenza obtains the carbon reduction label
Kia Soul and Kia Cerato/Forte Koup models designed for the Chinese market introduced at the Gwangzhou Motor Show
Kia Cee’d performs strongly thanks to its superior quality with mileage of 100,000 km without accidents in Europe
Sponsors the 2009 Asian X Game
Hyundai STEEL
Signs a contract for low-carbon system implementation with partners
Develops ultra-high strength H-shaped steel and bars
Hyundai MOBIS
Signs a contract for the joint-development of battery packs for eco-friendly vehicles
Exceeds 20 million air bags in production
Hyundai IHL
Promotes the productivity movement
Hyundai MNSOFT
Launch of play map for the iPhone/iPod
Hyundai Card
Hyundai Card renews the M-Q, M BLU and M-Lady
Hyundai AutoEver
Rated A-grade in e-learning facilities by the Ministry of Labor for the second year in a row
Dec
Hyundai Motor Group
Chairman Chung Mong-Koo ranked 3rd in the global auto industry power list
Backs anti-tuberculosis campaign
A campaign to distribute 1 million briquettes
Hyundai-Kia Motors
Hyundai-Kia Motors Tau engine selected among 10 Best Engines in the U.S. for three straight years
Tau engine receives the President’s Medal atthe Korea Technology Awards
Hosts the global quality strategy conference and announces a 10-year quality strategy
Distributes the angel’s wing for school buses
Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai Centennial named the Safest Vehicle of the Year by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs
Introduction of Hyundai New Sonata to overseas markets at the LA Auto Show
Launch of the Hyundai Best Young-Player Award for the 2010 World-Cup Marketing
Hyundai i30 and H-1 chosen as the Best Cars in Australia for two years running
Launch of Hyundai Azera The Luxury
Enters into the Chinese automobile market
Hyundai Genesis Coupe named the Coupe of the Year in the Middle East
Signs a brand-partnership contract with NAVETEQ, a global electronic map manufacturer
KIA Motors Corporation
Kia Soul named the Safe Vehicle of the Year by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs
Kia Sorrento R first introduced to the North American market at the LA Auto Show
Kia Soul wins the Chairman’s Medal at the Good Design Awards
Kia Soul named the Car of the Year in Chile
Kia Venga, a strategy model for European market, wins an iF Design Award
Sets up an outdoor billboard at Times Square in New York City
Hyundai STEEL
Signs a contract for forest protection with the National Forestry Administration
Hyundai KEFICO
Wins an Excellence Award at the Korea Software Technology Awards
First Hyundai Motor Group’s parts-manufacturing affiliate to obtain CMMI Level 3 in its R&D competence evaluation
Hyundai AutoEver
Implements a Universal Pass in Dominican Republic
Achieves CMMI Level 4 and 5 for the first time in the IT service industry
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