Made for Europe, in Europe: new i30 begins production
Hyundai Motor has announced the start of production of the new Hyundai i30 at its European manufacturing plant, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC) starting on May 25th.
The new i30 is the latest evolution of Hyundai’s C-segment car, and is uniquely available as Hatchback, Fastback and Wagon. Since its launch in 2007, Hyundai has sold more than one million units of the i30 in Europe. The i30 was the first Hyundai car to carry the “i" prefix, and it was HMMC´s first model to be produced when the factory ramped up to mass production in November 2008.
“The i30 has consistently been one of our most popular cars in Europe. It is truly made for Europe in Europe, starting from the design and development to the final assembly. The latest model adopts a range of enhancements to make it even more attractive to our customers who are looking for a stylish, safe, reliable car in the C-segment,” says Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe.
About Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC)
The high-capacity, high tech factory of HMMC started production in November 2008. HMMCemploys 3,300 people and has a capacity for up to 1,500 cars per day or more than 300,000 per year. Last year, the plant celebrated the production of its three millionth car – a Hyundai i30 N. It also recently celebrated the completion of its one millionth Tucson. Cars from HMMC are distributed to more than 70 countries on five continents.
In addition to the new i30 hatchback, fastback and wagon, HMMC also produces the Kona Electric, the i30 N, and Tucson. The full lineup is less than two years old.