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Alabama 2015 auto production tops 1 million, setting record

Hyundai

Alabama’s three global automakers combined to produce more than 1 million vehicles in 2015, the first time the state’s annual output has reached that big-league milestone. Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Hyundai produced a total of at least 1,033,095 vehicles last year, according to the Economic...

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Hyundai to add Santa Fe Sport to Alabama production lineup

Hyundai

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai said today it plans to add the Santa Fe Sport SUV to the production lineup at its Alabama plant, diversifying the product mix at a facility that turns out the automaker’s top-selling U.S. sedans. Hyundai will invest $52 million to...

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Commerce, allies target Alabama auto sector growth

Hyundai

Alabama’s auto sector is charging forward, with record-setting production and new expansion activity that’s adding more muscle to the state’s prominent position in a global industry. [caption id="attachment_10113" align="alignright" width="240"] Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield[/caption] Just this week, a new analysis showed that Honda’s Alabama...

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Hyundai to launch production of redesigned 2017 Elantra in Alabama

Hyundai

LOS ANGELES -- Hyundai showed off the redesigned 2017 Elantra sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, with the automaker giving the Alabama-made vehicle a bolder aerodynamic design, more interior space and other significant new features. The sixth-generation Elantra – one of...

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Korean logistics company LogisAll to open $4 million Alabama facility

Hyundai

SHORTER, Alabama – Korean logistics company LogisAll plans to open a facility in Macon County that will serve the bustling Interstate 85 automotive manufacturing corridor, creating between 40 and 60 jobs in the plant’s first year of operation. LogisAll will initially invest $4 million...

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Hyundai’s Alabama economic impact: $4.82 billion in 2014

Hyundai

Hyundai’s Alabama auto assembly plant and its supplier network generated a total impact approaching $5 billion in 2014 while also accounting for more than 12,600 direct jobs across the state, according to an analysis released today. The new study by M. Keivan Deravi, dean...

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Hyundai marks 10 years of production in Alabama

Hyundai

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Exactly 10 years ago today, former President George H.W. Bush took the stage at Hyundai’s new Alabama plant for a splashy grand opening ceremony. Chairman M.K. Chung was on hand for the celebration, along with top state officials. At one point,

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Hyundai showcases Alabama assembly plant at Sonata debut in New York (video)

Hyundai

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai showcased its Alabama assembly plant as the global automaker debuted the redesigned 2015 Sonata sedan with a splashy event today at the New York International Auto Show. With Hyundai Motor America President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Zuchowski on the...

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Alabama auto production sets record in 2013, with more gains expected

Hyundai

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama’s three auto assembly plants combined to break a production record in 2013, surpassing the previous year’s total by 4 percent and stoking optimism that output can continue to rise. The Alabama assembly plants of Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz produced a...

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Alabama auto family: A look at the models produced in the state

Hyundai

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- In a generation, Alabama’s auto industry has gone from a production tally of zero to a total of nearly 7 million. Talk about some speedy growth. The first dealer-ready vehicle made in Alabama – a white Mercedes-Benz M-Class sport utility –

Written by Jerry Underwood

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