MONTGOMERY, AL Nov. 9, 2020 – Today, in Los Angeles, Hyundai Motor America introduced the all-new 2022 Tucson to the U.S. automotive media. During the press event, José Muñoz, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America, announced Hyundai is expanding the number of models it builds in the U.S. with the addition of 2022 Tucson production at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) plant in Montgomery starting in 2021.
HMMA, which started vehicle production in May 2005, is Hyundai’s only U.S. manufacturing facility and produces Hyundai’s highest volume U.S. models including Santa Fe, Elantra and Sonata. Hyundai will build the 2022 Tucson and Santa Cruz at HMMA because of the continued SUV growth in North America and the benefits of localized production in meeting consumer demand. While Tucson production will continue in Korea, the majority of production for U.S. customers will come from Alabama. Tucson is Hyundai’s best-selling model in the U.S.
“Hyundai’s decision to build the Tucson in Montgomery is indicative of their belief in the performance and expertise of our HMMA team. It allows Hyundai to quickly adapt to consumer preferences and demonstrates the long-term commitment between Hyundai and the Montgomery community. We are proud of Hyundai’s track record of success and stand steadfast in our continued support of HMMA.” – Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed
“Montgomery remains deeply committed to its partnership with Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and is honored to learn that now five of Hyundai’s best-selling, innovative and high-quality models are built here in the River Region. Together, Hyundai and Montgomery have created a roadmap for manufacturing success of which we are very proud.” – Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean
“As home to Hyundai’s only North American manufacturing facility, the Montgomery community pledges to continue our enormously successful partnership. We are so very honored that Hyundai has chosen to expand the number of vehicles built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.” – 2020 Chairman of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Arthur DuCote
HMMA is a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility now capable of building five high-quality models on a single line with a group of more than 3,000 dedicated team members. The automotive assembly plant annual operating capacity is 400,000 vehicles. HMMA has produced more than 4.75 million vehicles for the North American market during the past 15 years.
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