The car god has been good to Hyundai. As almost every car manufacturer was struggling with the downfall of the car industry in a past couple of years, Hyundai was not to be affected by it. But not only that, it has gained a lot of momentum to move ahead of the class as other top car manufacturers were trying to rebound back. And today, to add frosting to Hyundai’s success, it rolls out the 1 millionth Hyundai Sonata at its Alabama plant.
The Hyundai Sonata was first introduced in 1985 in South Korea, and later introduced to the U.S. as an affordable sedan in 1989. With a great 10 years/100,000 miles warranty and a low starting price, the Hyundai Sonata was the to go car for college students and low income class. But until recent years, Hyundai improved the Sonata’s design to give it a more luxury look like the European luxury cars such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW. And with a cheaper price tag, sales of Sonata sky-rocketed in a past couple of years.
With a new design, great fuel economy, and a cheaper price, the Sonata has been winning over buyers. The popularity of the Sonata has helped exceed the 300,000 unit capacity at the Alabama plant for the past two years. Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant celebrated the milestone last Friday with a 2012 limited edition Sonata turbo in radiant silver paint.