Hyundai & Dong-Jin Kim on Korean manufacturing plants on Driving the Nation

Dong-Jin Kim, Ph.D., Vice Chairman & CEO of Hyundai, talks about Hyundai’s manufacturing plants. Assan plant is about ten years old and Hyundai has built six or seven plants since then. Slovakia, Brazil and Georgia, U.S.A. will all have plants opening soon.

Hyundai owns a steel company and is looking at procuring iron ore from Brazil to make steel. How much steel product is in one vehicle and will Hyundai become more competitive if they produce their own steel?

And lastly, what does Vice-Chairman Kim want people to think of when they hear the word Hyundai? and what does Hyundai mean in Korean?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.

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