Hyundai Motor Company is one of the group company of Hyundai started by the most popular and successful South Korean businessman named Chung Ju Yung. Hyundai is today the fourth largest car manufacturer. The second famous company in the conglomerate is Hyundai Heavy Industries. When introduced in India in 1996, Maruti was the market leader with no competition. Months within launch of Santro, Hyundai became the second largest car manufacturer.
It was followed by mid-size luxury sedan Hyundai Accent and even though it was pulled out of the market, it is still on demand in the market. Hyundai is still manufacturing Hyundai Accent based on orders. The current runaway model that revolutionized the hatchback in India is Hyundai i10. Launched in 2007, it was an instant hit. This model is exported worldwide from Chennai. Other models available in India are Santro Xing, Fluidic Verna, Santa Fe, Hyundai i20 and Hyundai Sonata. Hyundai exports to 110 countries from its state-of-the-art Chennai facility to Europe, Asia, Australia and Middle East countries.