HMMA TO LAUNCH FIRST U.S. BUILT ELECTRIFIED GENESIS GV70 AND SANTA FE HYBRID
Montgomery, Ala. April 12, 2022 – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) today announced it will continue to grow its sport utility vehicle production capabilities later this year with the addition of the Electrified Genesis GV70 and the hybrid version of the Santa Fe. These clean mobility vehicles will join the Elantra sedan, Santa Fe and Tucson SUVs and Santa Cruz sport adventure vehicle on the Montgomery assembly line.
The addition of the Electrified GV70 and Santa Fe Hybrid will mark the beginning of Hyundai’s electric vehicle production in the United States. The latest milestone for HMMA received the green light during a recent project agreement signing ceremony with Alabama Governor Kay Ivey at the state capitol and was announced by Jose Munoz, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America in New York City today . To accommodate the growth, Hyundai plans to invest $300 million and create 200 jobs at its U.S. manufacturing center.
“Hyundai Motor Company is taking its first steps toward bringing electric vehicle production to the United States. We are excited to showcase our team members in producing electric vehicles here in Alabama,” said Ernie Kim, President and CEO – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.
“Over the years, we have developed an enduring partnership with Hyundai, and it’s been great to witness the profound economic impacts of the company’s continued investments in Alabama,” Governor Kay Ivey said. “Hyundai’s new growth plans in Montgomery will help prepare the state’s auto industry for the EV revolution while also aligning with our strategic initiatives such as Drive Electric Alabama. This is another major milestone for our friends at Hyundai.”
HMMA will begin plant expansion projects ranging from additional warehouse space to enhanced assembly processes to support electric vehicle production. The Santa Fe Hybrid will begin production in October 2022 and the Electrified GV70 will rolloff the assembly line in December 2022.
The addition of the Santa Fe Hybrid and Electrified GV70 will strengthen HMMA’s position as a preferred employer in Montgomery and continue to increase high-quality jobs at the plant and throughout its supplier base.
The Electrified GV70 is a luxury electric SUV that boasts a bold design, new driver-oriented technologies, and powerful vehicle performance. The Santa Fe Hybrid matches SUV versatility with MPG efficiency.
The Santa Fe Hybrid matches SUV versatility with MPG efficiency.
The 2023 Electrified GV70 will begin arriving in U.S. dealerships in 2023. The 2022 Santa Fe Hybrid is available at all U.S. dealerships.
For features and technical specifications please visit Genesis.com and HyundaiNews.com
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