Hyundai celebrates beginning of Alabama Tucson production


Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Montgomery is now producing four vehicles.

The Montgomery plant celebrated the launch of the all-new 2022 Tucson SUV on Monday. The company said it’s the first time the Tucson has been assembled in the United States.

“Hyundai Motor Company brought Tucson production to the U.S. because we have proven our ability to build world class automobiles,” Ernie Kim, President and CEO – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, said. “Today, the Hyundai brand has positive momentum in the marketplace, thanks to the expanding lineup of sport utility vehicles. The new Tucson will continue that momentum in 2021.”

The Tucson is Hyundai’s best-selling model globally. HMMA will supply internal combustion versions of the Tucson to the North American market, including Canada and Mexico, the company said.

Montgomery also produces the Sonata and Elantra sedans and the Santa Fe SUV. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson will begin arriving in U.S. dealerships this spring.

In 2019 Hyundai announced a $410 million expansion at the plant that employs more than 3,000 people.

“Adding this fourth Hyundai vehicle to HMMA’s production lineup will help the Hyundai brand meet the growing demand for SUVs in the North American market,” José Muñoz, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor North America, said.


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