Hyundai today built the 1,000,000th Alabama-made Sonata sedan at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA). The one millionth Sonata is a 2012 limited edition 2.0 turbo with a silver paint finish. The milestone was marked by team members at the Montgomery, Ala. assembly plant cheering as President and CEO Young Deuk Lim drove the Sonata off the quality inspection line
“I am so proud of everything our Team Members have accomplished in the past six years, eclipsing 1,000,000 total vehicles manufactured in November 2009, producing more than 300,000 vehicles in 2010 and now our 1,000,000th Sonata,” said President Lim. “This milestone provides us an opportunity celebrate our many achievements and take pride in knowing our Hyundai spirit is alive and ready to reach any goal we set for ourselves.”
The plant built the Santa Fe from April 2006 until August 2010. The Elantra sedan joined the Sonata in November 2010.
Since production started in 2005, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama has built more than 1.4 million vehicles.
– By: Omar Rana