The “can-do” spirit is at the heart of Hyundai’s heritage. It’s the attitude of progressing, no matter what. It's the persistent curiosity for what lies ahead. Of always chasing the next. What was once a man’s desire for better, is today the ethos of an entire company.
We have come a long way. And we won’t stop here. Next awaits.
Despite humble origins, our founder, Chung Ju-Yung, was a born optimist. Starting as a rice
delivery boy, he went on to set up a car repair service. This later became The Hyundai Motor
Group, ‘Hyundai’ meaning ‘modern times’ – encapsulating his progressive vision.
Determined to help rebuild his country after the Korean War, Mr Chung forged ahead with a
project to reconstruct the Goryeong Bridge. Hyundai quickly became responsible for building
much of the country’s road infrastructure.
Having proven itself in building roads and bridges, Hyundai looked to bigger challenges.
Ambitious new projects included the construction of the Soyang Dam and Jubail Industrial
Harbour in Saudi Arabia, forged from steel produced at Hyundai’s very own steel plants.
Familiar names such as Santa Fe, Tucson, i10, i20 and i30 were launched, with new models
gaining respect of both industry experts and customers alike. With a regularly updated
product range and an industry-leading warranty – Hyundai became one of the world’s largest
Today, our founder’s can-do spirit continues to drive our thinking. We’ve already brought
three zero emission cars onto the road. And our range is progressing all the time, with
extended driving range, premium comfort and seamless connectivity.
Our next generation fuel cell electric vehicle, NEXO, is already on the road in the UK and
is just the start. By 2030 we aim to produce 500,000 cars with our hydrogen fuel cell
technology, ushering in a new era of eco mobility.
How does one know it’s impossible if one hasn’t tried it?
Meet the next generation, now.
Explore our range of alternative fuel cars.
The distinctive Kona has progressed even further: meet the future of efficiency and zero-emissions
driving, a car where electric meets aesthetic.
Introducing the Hyundai IONIQ – the world’s first car to offer 3 electrified powertrains: hybrid, full-electric and plug-in hybrid – for an experience optimised for your driving needs, every time you travel.
We pioneered the mass-produced hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle with the ix35 Fuel Cell in 2013. Today,
All-New NEXO is the world’s most efficient fuel cell vehicle, with only one emission - water.
Explore more of the Hyundai range
A bold and compact SUV, also featuring a 48V mild hybrid powertrain option.
You drive it. You define it. A sleek, expressive and vibrant compact SUV. Available with a traditional petrol
engine, full electric or a full hybrid powertrain launching in September.
Responsive and effortlessly efficient with the latest connectivity. Opt for the electric or
smooth-shifting DCT transmission on both hybrid and plugin hybrid.
A simple sophisticated and award-winning city car. Fun to drive with class-leading interior space.
Modern and refined, offering a calm and relaxed drive yet also playful when you want it to be.
A timeless design with optimum space and comfort - available in hatchback, fastback and tourer bodstyles.