How Do You Say Hyundai?

You’ve undoubtedly noticed slick Hyundai cars and SUVs driving down Black Mountain roads, which may have caused you to wonder: “How do you say Hyundai?” Below, we’ll detail the different pronunciations of Hyundai, and also detail some of the history behind the brand for those also wondering “Where is Hyundai from?” Reach out to Hyundai of Asheville if you want to know more—we’d love to hear from you!

How to Pronounce “Hyundai”?

As you might imagine, the pronunciation of Hyundai changes depending on where you are in the world. In the US, the commonly accepted pronunciation of Hyundai rhymes with “Sunday”—you’ll notice that this is how it’s said in American advertisements. With that said, in the UK, it’s often pronounced “high-UN-dye.”Of course, Hyundai is a Korean company, and in Korea the pronunciation is closer to “HYUN-day.”

What Does “Hyundai” Mean?

Translated from Korean to English, Hyundai means “modernity.” Hyundai has had this name since it was founded in South Korea in 1947. Currently, the Hyundai Motor Company’s slogan “New Thinking, New Possibilities” was chosen to align with the name and the overall company mission.

What Does the Hyundai Logo Mean?

The distinct, slanted “H” is simple yet eye-catching, as you’ve probably noticed on Hendersonville streets. There are a few hidden meanings to the logo that you probably didn’t know:

  • The logo is supposed to look like the silhouette of two people shaking hands.
  • This represents the Hyundai commitment to customer satisfaction and teamwork.
  • It also invokes the classic image of a salesperson and a shopper striking a deal.
  • The silver oval encircling the hand-shakers may symbolize the global expansion of the car brand.

Now that you know where Hyundai is from and what the name and logo means, has your impression of the brand changed?

Come to Hyundai of Asheville for Your Automotive Questions

If you have more questions about Hyundai history, technology, or any other automotive curiosities, feel free to stop by Hyundai of Asheville a short drive from Weaverville! While here, you can test drive a new Hyundai Elantra or Hyundai Palisade and experience firsthand how the company lives up to its name.


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