Hyundai Cars & SUVs Made in America


Enjoy a New Hyundai made Right Here in the Homeland at Great Lakes Hyundai

Drivers can find a new Hyundai Sedan made right here in the USA at Great Lakes Hyundai in Streetsboro, OH. While Hyundai is a Korean-based company, its evolution throughout the years has allowed the company to invest in operations throughout the world. One of the best examples of this is the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant located in Montgomery, AL. The Hyundai Motor Company also built a design center in Fountain Valley, CA as well as technical center near Ann Arbor, MI. Learn more about our US-made cars here at Great Lakes Hyundai in Streetsboro, OH.

A Proud History in America

Hyundai first began establishing a presence in the United States back in the late 1980s, opening a headquarters for Hyundai Motor America in Garden Grove, CA. The first car exported to the US was the Hyundai Excel, a compact car that would later be redesigned as the Hyundai Accent. Throughout the Late 1980s and into the 1990s, Hyundai Motor America would continue to expand operations, with a new design center in Fountain Valley.

In 2002, Hyundai began constructing its first factory in Montgomery, AL, which celebrated its grand opening in May 2005. This Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, (HMMA) currently employs over 3,000 people, with its primary products being the Hyundai Elantra, Sonata, Santa Fe, and Hyundai Smartstream engines. Thanks to support from its suppliers, this plant has helped create over 14,000 jobs for Alabama residents. Hyundai also opened a Proving Ground in the Mojave Desert in 2004, which is currently where the performances and handling of new cars get put to the test.

Handing off new car keys in a new car showroom
2022 Silver Hyundai Tucson front view

Creating Jobs in the Heartland

As of now, Hyundai Motor America employs nearly 100,000 people at its facilities throughout the country. The company is proud to strengthen communities in any way they can, both with affordable cars and their outreach programs. Recently, the HMMA plant partnered with the United States Marine Corps for their Toys for Tots campaign. Shoppers may also be familiar with Hyundai’s Hope on Wheels program, a fundraising organization which works to fund pediatric cancer research and awareness. The Hope on Wheels program has been a staple of Hyundai Motor America’s community outreach for over 20 years now, with more than 1,000 grants awarded to facilitate research and treatment methods of pediatric cancer.

Ultimately, the brand has invested roughly $10 billion into US-based operations including design, research and development (R&D), testing, manufacturing, and maintenance.

See All the American-Made Choices we Have to Offer?

Our customers may ask which of our cars or products are American-made. If you’re interested in sedans, like the new Hyundai Elantra or Sonata; or even SUVs, such as the Hyundai Santa Fe, chances are it came from our manufacturing plant in Montgomery, AL. The plant also makes Hyundai Smartstream engines, for both domestic usage and foreign export. Smartstream engines/transmissions were first unveiled in 200? And can currently be found under the hoods of new Hyundai modes here in Streetsboro, OH, including the Elantra, Sonata, Venue, Santa Fe, and Accent.

Learn More Today!

If you have any questions about our US-based operations or about our American-made Hyundai cars, do not hesitate to contact our team at Great Lakes Hyundai. When you purchase or lease a new or used Hyundai made in the US, you not only support your own needs, you’re investing in our local communities! Shop for a new Hyundai now and visit Great Lakes Hyundai in Streetsboro, OH. We hope to hear from you soon!


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