0 - 5th in 50 years
In 1967, in an innovative arrangement, Chung Ju-Yung started the Hyundai Motor Company to build the Cortina in Korea, in association with Ford.
Smart enough to realise world-class expertise could unlock lucrative new markets, Chung hired former Austin Morris boss George Turnbull in the 1970s to lead development of the very first Hyundai car.
Within two decades Hyundai was exporting in volume, to the huge US market among others.
Today, Hyundai has the world's biggest car plant.
In 2005, Hyundai built the Rüsselsheim Design and Engineering Centre in Germany, a state-of-the-art studio bringing together designers and engineers from all over Europe. This makes it possible to design, engineer and manufacture cars in Europe, specifically for European customers.
In the UK
with all-new improved models, in just four years.