From Korean 현대 (hyeondae, "modern times"), from Mandarinxiàndài 现代, from Middle Chinese 現 (kèn "current") + 代 (dòj "era").
Hyundai Sentence Examples
I know where you work, your schedules, the plate number of your ten-year-old Hyundai.
Hyundai introduced it to the auto market in 2001.
It was Hyundai's answer to the popularity of the SUV in the United States.
Hyundai continued to increase engine power with each generation, and in 2003, the Santa Fe came with a 3.3-liter, six-cylinder engine.
As with most Hyundai vehicles, the later models of the Santa Fe featured more perks than more expensive competitors, because Hyundai tried so hard to overcome its previous reputation as a "throw away" brand of vehicle.