Hyundai realized a milestone recently when they reached the mark of 5 million cars sold in America. It is no small achievement for the auto manufacturer from Korea that faced daunting quality issues when it first came to the states in 1986. The milestone is even more impressive when you consider that Hyundai had just made it to 4 million cars sold in 2005.
Since 1999, and under the leadership of the then newly hired Chairman Chung Mong-koo, Hyundai has worked hard to turn their image around. Today they rank ahead of Toyota for quality and further the perception of assurance to their customers by offering the best auto warranty on the cars they sell in the U.S.
With designs like the Santa Fe and Sonata selling well there is no reason to believe that Hyundai will not reach their goal of 550,000 cars sold in America in 2007. With some surprising and innovative designs coming in the years to come Hyundai will certainly continue to make their mark on the world market.