| Hyundai conducts research at eight research centers
in Korea and four international centers, including the
Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc., in Ann Arbor,
Michigan, and the Hyundai/Kia Design Center in Irvine,
- Hyundai's automotive technology centers employ approximately 4,100 researchers with an annual budget of 5% of current revenues.
- Hyundai opened its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Montgomery, Alabama, in 2005 with a capacity of 300,000 vehicles. Its first products were Sonata, starting with 2006, and the 2007 Santa Fe.
- The proving ground in the California Mojave desert consists of 4,300 acres, with a 6.4-mile high-speed oval, 2.75-mile road course and a 3.3-mile hill road.
Current research projects include:
- Electric-powered vehicles
- Low-emission gasoline engines
- Solar-powered vehicles
- Hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles
- Other alternative fuel vehicles
Hyundai Manufacturing in America
- "Made in America"
Motor Corporation's $1.1 billion automotive assembly
and manufacturing plant in Montgomery, Alabama, began
production in March 2005, rolling out the all-new 2006
Sonata. This is the company's first assembly and manufacturing
plant in the United States:
HMC selected Montgomery, Alabama, for its first U.S.
plant because of its high-quality workforce, its strategic
location in proximity to American population centers,
the superb automotive parts supply chain available in
the region and the commitment shown by the state of
Alabama and the city of Montgomery.
- It employs approximately 2,000 people in Montgomery and the surrounding area.
- Occupying 1,600 acres, it will produce 300,000 vehicles per year at maximum capacity.
Hyundai in America
Hyundai Motor America (HMA), with its National Headquarters
in Fountain Valley, California, is the U.S. sales and
distribution arm of Hyundai Motor Company. HMA was established
in 1986, currently has more than 800 dealers and distributes
eleven vehicle lines through five regional distribution
Five regional offices provide Hyundai with a direct link
to HMA's nationwide dealer network:
Parts Distributuion Centers
- Central Region - Aurora, Illinois
- Eastern Region - Jamesburg, New Jersey
- South Central Region - Coppell, Texas
- Southern Region - Marietta, Georgia
- Western Region - Costa Mesa, California
To speed parts to dealerships, Hyundai maintains one
of the nation's leading parts distribution systems that
includes a computer network linking dealers to the parts
warehouses. This arrangement ensures timely parts availability.
Winning industry awards for timely delivery and having
the parts on hand for dealer orders, Hyundai's parts
warehouses are currently located in six U.S. cities:
- Aurora, Illinois
- Columbus, Ohio
- Jamesburg, New Jersey
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Dallas, Texas
- Ontario, California
Hyundai processes its vehicles through seven facilities
(five port facilities, one manufacturing plant and one inland facility):
- Port Hueneme, California
- Brunswick, Georgia
- Portland, Oregon
- West Point, Georgia
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Montgomery, Alabama - Manufacturing plant
- National City, California - Our inland processing port receives vehicles by rail and then
distributes them throughout the Midwest
Hyundai Capital America (HCA) serves Hyundai
dealers nationwide with two types of financing:
Hyundai Hope on Wheels Program
- Individual customer financing and leasing
- Dealer inventory financing
Funding Pediatric Cancer Research
The story begins in 1998 when a group of New England-area Hyundai dealers launched a local initiative to raise funds to
support pediatric cancer through The Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. What started as a small contribution
in a local market has evolved into Hyundai Hope On Wheels, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. With the
sale of every new Hyundai vehicle, Hyundai and our dealers make a contribution to Hyundai Hope On Wheels.
We would like to thank Hyundai and its dealers for their unwavering support as well as the doctors, researchers and hospital staffs for their tireless
work. And we especially thank the children and families affected by cancer for their tremendous courage and strength that inspires us every day!
The Hyundai Scholar Grant program began in 2006. Each year, Hyundai Hope On Wheels visits
children’s hospitals across the U.S. to donate funds and raise awareness. At every grant presentation, a
“Handprint Ceremony” takes place. This is the program’s signature activity, which captures each child’s
handprint. These handprints are placed on Hyundai cars that travel across the country to build colorful
awareness of the program.
In 2011, Hyundai Hope On Wheels made a $10 million, 5-year commitment to establish the Hyundai
Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's Hospital in Orange County, CA. This gift is the largest in the hospital's
history, and has made special pediatric cancer projects possible.
Hyundai Hope on Wheels 2014 Program
2014 marks a significant milestone for the Hope On Wheels program – it makes the 16th year of the program and promises to be another successful step towards finding a cure for childhood cancer. Hope On Wheels has committed over $12 million in pediatric cancer research grants for 2014, and by the end of the year, Hope On Wheels will have awarded 50 Scholar Hope and Clinical Grants across the country. With these grants, Hope On Wheels will reach the $86 million mark in funding research and helping kids fight cancer.
The Hyundai Clinical Grant is a one-year $75,000 award available to young investigators pursing innovate research ideas. The Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant is a peer-reviewed two-year $250,000 award. Together, both grants are aimed at expanding the knowledge base of the disease and improving the standards of care.
Meet our 2014-2015 National Youth Ambassadors
We are proud to announce the 2014-2015 National Youth Ambassadors who will be travelling around the country sharing their stories of hope with children and families in need of support and solidarity. Ashley Burnette and Kenny Thomas will attend handprint ceremonies and raise awareness for childhood cancer. They will also speak at 5K races and special events as the voice of Hope On Wheels. In collaboration with Hope On Wheels, they extend their hands on behalf of all children battling cancer, while offering hope and inspiration to us all.
For more information on Hyundai Hope on Wheels,
go to www.HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org
- Visit www.zazzle.com/hopeonwheels to order
customizable merchandise such as magnets, mugs,
postcards and hats – up to 45% is donated back to Hope
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