The Hyundai Motor Company is a South Korean automotive manufacturer, founded in 1967 by Chung Ju-yung.
From 1967, Hyundai had built the Ford Cortina in license and began developing its own cars in the early 1970s. The first of its kind, the Hyundai Pony, was introduced in 1974 at the 55th Turin Automobile.
From 1982, the Pony 2 was built as a new model. The taxi version of the pony was equipped with natural gas. Light trucks have also been manufactured since the mid-1980s, as well as heavy-duty trucks and buses.
Hyundai Motor Company opened its first plant in JeonJu, South Korea in 1995. In 1998 the South Korean car manufacturer Kia Motors was taken over by Hyundai.
In addition to light commercial vehicles, Hyundai also offers a range of medium commercial vehicles.
Cooperation with Daimler-Chrysler lasted from 2001 to 2004. Meanwhile, the product range from small cars to luxury limousines is no longer limited to passenger cars but also includes trucks and buses. HMC is also the largest Korean commercial vehicle manufacturer. Hyundai Motors is today one of the seven largest car manufacturers in the world.