Hyundai has been building factories around the world and is happy to share how they are doing. A breath of fresh air in an industry behind the times with regard to openness and the publicity that brings. So what are the overseas facilities producing, and how many?
China: The largest overseas production is here, with 23% of all cars made. Seven models are assembled. The Elantra makes up 40% of the global production of that model. The Mistra is exclusively made in China, slotting in between the Elantra and Sonata. The ix25 is a compact SUV, also made in India under the name Creta.
|The Eon, made only in India|
U.S.A: Three models, one in a Kia facility for Hyundai. The Sonata is the principal model and 43% of all made worldwide are from the U.S.
|Sante Fe (Kia)||114,125||30%|
Czech Republic: Like the U.S. three models come from Central Europe. The ix35 (aka the Tuscon) accounts for two thirds of them.
|Czech Rep||Units||% total|
Turkey: The second European production centre is Turkey, with 5% of the global total. Two small cars are manufactured.
Brazil: This is a difficult one. The HB is technically an exclusive model, but it is based on the Accent. I've decided to count it under that, although I'm not sure if I should.
Russia: It too has an exclusively named model, but seems very much to be an Accent. I therefore had no issue with combining it with that model.
|Either the ix25 or Creta, depending where you live|