What Does Hyundai Mean?

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If you’re a fan of the Hyundai lineup like we are, you probably already know about America’s Best Warranty and our extensive selection of vehicles. But what do you know about Hyundai? What does “Hyundai” mean? How do you pronounce “Hyundai?” What does the Hyundai logo mean? We’ve got answers to all of these for our Florence and Muscle Shoals drivers.

What is the Meaning of “Hyundai” in English? 

In English, the Korean word “Hyundai” translates to “modernity.” This name was selected back in 1947 as the Hyundai construction company (now Hyundai Heavy) was founded. Do you know the current slogan of the Hyundai Motor Company? To align with Hyundai’s mission, the brand has selected the slogan, “New Thinking, New Possibilities.” 

How Do You Pronounce “Hyundai?”

Throughout the United States, you may have heard the word Hyundai pronounced differently. One of the most common ways you will hear the brand name pronounced is having the word Hyundai rhyme with Sunday. This is not the case across the pond, however. If you ever see a British Hyundai commercial, you will likely hear the brand name pronounced “high-UN-dye.”

Worried about pronouncing “Hyundai” wrong? Don’t be; we’ll know what you mean.

What is the Meaning of the Hyundai Logo?

The Hyundai logo was designed to have a sleek and modern aesthetic that perfectly compliments the brand’s identity. You will notice that it clearly resembles a slanted letter “H.” What’s even more interesting about the Hyundai logo is that it has a couple of hidden meanings many Muscle Shoals and Decatur drivers may not be aware of.

  • The logo is supposed to look like the silhouette of two people shaking hands, representative of the brand’s commitment to customer satisfaction and teamwork.
  • The design helps to create an image of a salesperson and a shopper agreeing on a deal.
  • The silver oval around the “H” has been suggested to symbolize Hyundai’s global expansion. 

Where is Hyundai Made? 

Now that you know a little more about the Hyundai meaning and the Hyundai logo, you may have other questions about where Hyundai vehicles are made. The Hyundai brand is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and the largest production facility is in Ulsan, South Korea. In addition to plants in South Korea, you will find several Hyundai manufacturing locations worldwide in India, China, Turkey Czech Republic, Russia, Brazil, and here in the U.S. 

Hyundai has over 100,000 employees in the United States, with many assembling the Elantra, Sonata, and Santa Fe at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.

Trust the Hyundai Experts at Greenway Hyundai of the Shoals

If the history of the Hyundai meaning or Hyundai logo has piqued your interest, it is the perfect time to check out the lineup in person at Greenway Hyundai of the Shoals. Our team would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, so contact us today to learn more about the brand


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