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Hyundai Motor UK celebrates 10 year anniversary


Hyundai Motor UK said since its launch as a global subsidiary the company has invested over £35.2 million in its dealer network over the past 10 years.

It said over 70% of the dealer network has changed since 2005, and most recently, Hyundai introduced its new dealer showroom identity.  

The new look dealerships have evolved to combine open space and technology, and Hyundai Motor UK has also recently introduced a partnership with digital retail company, Rockar, making it possible to purchase a car online or in store in under five minutes.

Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK, said: “I joined Hyundai in 2005, and it’s fantastic to see how far the company has come in such a short space of time. Our success has been driven by three key areas: our product, our customer and our people.

“In the last 10 years our product range has been completely transformed.  We have transitioned from a brand with products that were purchased on price and reliability to a brand with products that are now also bought for its looks, technology and comfort."

Since its official opening in 2005, Hyundai Motor UK has sold over 600,000 units. The brand’s market share has more than doubled from 1.5% to 3.5% making it the fastest growing car manufacturer in the UK, said the company.

Hyundai Motor UK’s rapid growth can also be seen at the company’s import centre at Tilbury Docks in Essex, which has grown to three times its original size in order to accommodate the increased demand. 

Whitehorn said: “The brand has seen sales continue to rise year on year, with 15 consecutive quarter increases and this year looks set to be our best year to date. But the best is yet to come – we are  targeting 100,000 sales in the UK in the next few years, with a long-term goal of being within the top five car brands in the UK in the not too distant future.”

Check out our gallery to see more images of the 2005 range alongside Hyundai's 2015 range.

Hyundai Motor UK's 10 year anniversary

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