|Private joint venture|
|Founded||18 October 2002|
|Owner||Beijing Automotive Group (50%)
Hyundai Motor Company (50%)
Number of employees
|Literal meaning||Beijing Hyundai|
|South Korean name|
Beijing Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. is an automobile manufacturing company headquartered in Beijing, China, and is joint-venture between Beijing Automotive Group and Hyundai Motor Company. Established in 2002, it manufactures in Shunyi District, a satellite city of Beijing, producing Hyundai-branded automobiles for the Chinese market.
2010 saw the company sell 700,000 vehicles. Were it not a subsidiary such sales figures would have placed it as the sixth or seventh most-productive Chinese automaker. It did make the third most-purchased model in 2010 in China, the Elantra.
In May 2002, Hyundai Motor and the Beijing Automotive Group signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim of creating a joint venture based around an existing Beijing factory. Hyundai begun to improve the plant's installations, and on 18 October 2002 an equally owned joint venture between the two companies was established. While it was not the first arrangement between a foreign and a domestic automaker, Beijing Hyundai was the first to be approved by the Chinese government after its entry into the World Trade Organisation. Beijing Hyundai initially expanded its production output through importation of key parts from South Korea and the creation of an integrated, Korean-owned supply network inside China. As of 2012, average per year production since 2003 stands at roughly 370,000 vehicles, but yearly output has grown over the lifetime of the project.
At least four Hyundai models have been solely sold on the Chinese market. These comprise: BT01, indigenously designed; Lingxiang (Chinese: 领翔), an interior-and-feature localized Sonata NF; Elantra Yuedong, a localized version of the Elantra; and Verna, a city car. All are tailored to Chinese tastes. The 5th generation Elantra is sold in China as the Langdong, but little localization is likely to have occurred.
Cheaper products may be sold under a new, China-only brand name, Shouwang. A concept vehicle was shown at car shows in China in 2011 and 2012, but the brand does not appear to have been launched.
Production bases and facilities
As of 2013, the company has at least three production bases as well as an R&D center, all of which are probably in the Linhe Industrial Development Zone of the Shunyi District, a satellite city of Beijing. Two of these produce automobiles and the other, engines.
Its first automobile production base was completed in 2003 and the second in April 2008. Construction on a third Beijing base begun in late 2010 should be complete in the second half of 2012. At least one of these facilities is 17 km from Shunyi Yangzhen.
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- For the BT01, see HYUNDAI REVEALS THREE NEW MODELS AT SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW Hyundai Official Site, 2009-04-20
- For the Lingxiang see, Hyundai Motor World: Hyundai Motor Participates in Auto Guangzhou 2008; Ling Xiang (领翔), the NF Sonata model for China, is unveiled for the first time at Auto Guangzhou 2008 Hyundai Official Site, First Quarter 2009, Vol.17 No.62
- For the Yuedong, see BEIJING HYUNDAI OPENS NEW PLANT, ADDS NEW MODEL Hyundai Official Site, 2008-04-11
- For the Verna, see Hyundai Unveils All-New Verna at Beijing Show Hyundai Official Site, 2010-04-23
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- For 2012 appearance, see "Hyundai Shouwang BHCD-1 concept". c|net. CBS Interactive Inc. April 24, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
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- For second production base, see BEIJING HYUNDAI OPENS NEW PLANT, ADDS NEW MODEL Hyundai Official Site, 2008-04-11
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