Hyundai Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: What year was Hyundai Motor Company founded?
A: 1967
B: 1977
C: 1987
D: 1997
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Hyundai Motor Company was established on December 29, 1967.

2: What is the meaning of the word “Hyundai” in Korean?
A: Innovation
B: Modernity
C: Prosperity
D: Quality
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The word “Hyundai” translates to “modernity” in Korean.

3: Who founded the Hyundai Motor Company?
A: Lee Kun-hee
B: Chung Ju-yung
C: Park Geun-hye
D: Chung Mong-koo
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Hyundai Motor Company was founded by Chung Ju-yung.

4: Where is Hyundai’s headquarters located?
A: Tokyo, Japan
B: Beijing, China
C: Seoul, South Korea
D: New York, USA
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The headquarters of Hyundai Motor Company is in Seoul, South Korea.

5: Which company did Hyundai collaborate with to release its first car model, the Cortina?
A: Toyota
B: Ford
C: BMW
D: General Motors
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Hyundai’s first model, the Cortina, was released in cooperation with Ford Motor Company.

6: In what year did Hyundai begin selling cars in the United States?
A: 1980
B: 1985
C: 1986
D: 1990
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hyundai began selling cars in the United States in 1986.

7: Which Hyundai model was named the 2009 North American Car of the Year?
A: Sonata
B: Elantra
C: Genesis
D: Accent
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan was named the 2009 North American Car of the Year.

8: What is Hyundai’s luxury vehicle subsidiary called?
A: Prestige
B: Excellence
C: Genesis
D: Elite
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Genesis is Hyundai’s luxury vehicle subsidiary.

9: Which design philosophy is Hyundai’s “Fluidic Sculpture” heavily inspired by?
A: Technology
B: Architecture
C: Nature
D: Art
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hyundai’s design philosophy, “Fluidic Sculpture,” is heavily inspired by nature.

10: As of 2022, what is Hyundai’s rank in terms of global car production?
A: First
B: Second
C: Third
D: Fourth
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: As of 2022, Hyundai is the world’s third-largest carmaker in terms of production.

11: What are the initials of Hyundai’s electric vehicle brand?
A: ION
B: EVQ
C: IONIQ
D: EVE
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Ioniq is Hyundai’s electric vehicle brand.

12: What is the name of Hyundai’s research and development center in California?
A: Hyundai Innovation Center
B: Hyundai Design Center
C: Hyundai America Technical Center
D: Hyundai Future Lab
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The research and development center located in California is called Hyundai America Technical Center.

13: Where is Hyundai’s largest integrated automobile manufacturing facility located?
A: Beijing, China
B: Chennai, India
C: Ulsan, South Korea
D: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hyundai’s largest integrated automobile manufacturing facility is located in Ulsan, South Korea.

14: Which year marked Hyundai’s entry into the British car market?
A: 1978
B: 1982
C: 1985
D: 1990
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Hyundai entered the British car market in 1982.

15: What was Hyundai’s first proprietary engine called?
A: Beta
B: Sigma
C: Alpha
D: Omega
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hyundai’s first proprietary gasoline engine was the four-cylinder Alpha engine.

16: What type of propulsion system did Hyundai’s first electric car, the Sonata Electric Vehicle, use in 1991?
A: Hybrid
B: Hydrogen fuel cell
C: Full-time electric
D: Plug-in hybrid
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hyundai’s first electric car, the Sonata Electric Vehicle, used a full-time electric drive technology.

17: In 2021, which company did Hyundai Motor Group acquire a controlling interest in?
A: Tesla
B: Boston Dynamics
C: Rivian
D: Waymo
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: In 2021, Hyundai Motor Group acquired a controlling interest in robotics firm Boston Dynamics.

18: Hyundai has been a global sponsor of which major sporting event since 2002?
A: Olympic Games
B: FIFA World Cup
C: Wimbledon
D: Tour de France
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Since 2002, Hyundai has been one of the worldwide official sponsors of the FIFA World Cup.

19: What name did Hyundai give its new air mobility subsidiary established in 2020?
A: Skyscraper
B: Supernal
C: SkyNet
D: Aero Systems
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Hyundai’s urban air mobility subsidiary is called Supernal.

20: As of 2022, how many countries do Hyundai vehicles get sold in?
A: 150
B: 175
C: 193
D: 200
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hyundai vehicles are sold in 193 countries through various dealerships and showrooms.

21: What was the name of the concept car that introduced Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design direction?
A: Le Fil Rouge
B: Vision T
C: HCD-14
D: Intrado
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Le Fil Rouge concept car introduced Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design direction.

22: Who is the head of Hyundai Design Center, hired in 2006?
A: Peter Schreyer
B: Albert Biermann
C: Thomas Bürkle
D: SangYup Lee
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Thomas Bürkle is the head of Hyundai’s design center in Germany, hired in 2006.

23: Which significant event led to Hyundai’s first chairman being replaced in 2006?
A: Bankruptcy
B: Embezzlement charges
C: Health issues
D: Retirement
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: In 2006, Hyundai’s chairman Chung Mong-koo was replaced due to embezzlement charges.

24: Which Hyundai vehicle was the most sold car in Canada during its initial years?
A: Hyundai Pony
B: Hyundai Accent
C: Hyundai Sonata
D: Hyundai Elantra
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Hyundai Pony greatly exceeded sales expectations and at one point was the top-selling car in the Canadian market.

25: Which model was Hyundai’s first car design created without external collaboration?
A: Sonata
B: Excel
C: Grandeur
D: Pony
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The midsize Sonata was Hyundai’s first model produced using their own technology in 1988.

26: In what year did Hyundai introduce the “America’s Best Warranty” program with a 10-year or 100,000-mile warranty in the United States?
A: 1995
B: 1998
C: 2000
D: 2003
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Hyundai introduced the 10-year or 100,000-mile warranty program in the United States in 1998.

27: From which location does Hyundai’s largest car export come from?
A: China
B: India
C: Mexico
D: South Korea
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Hyundai Motor India Limited is currently the second largest auto exporter from India.

28: Which country is home to Hyundai’s first wholly owned manufacturing plant in Latin America?
A: Argentina
B: Peru
C: Brazil
D: Colombia
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hyundai’s first wholly owned manufacturing plant in Latin America is located in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil.

29: Who is the current chairman (as of October 2020) of the Hyundai Motor Group?
A: Chung Ju-yung
B: Chung Mong-koo
C: Chung Eui-sun
D: Chang Jae-hoon
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Euisun Chung became the chairman of the Hyundai Motor Group in October 2020.

30: What major aspect does Hyundai’s Blue Drive technology focus on?
A: Performance enhancement
B: Limit emissions
C: Increased fuel efficiency
D: Luxury features
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Hyundai’s Blue Drive technology focuses on limiting emissions and promoting eco-friendly innovations.

31: Which Hyundai SUV was introduced in 2000 and became a significant success?
A: Tucson
B: Santa Fe
C: Kona
D: Palisade
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Hyundai introduced the Santa Fe in 2000, which became a significant success.

32: What is the name of Hyundai’s proving ground located in California?
A: Hyundai Research Facility
B: Hyundai Precision Center
C: Hyundai/Kia Proving Ground
D: Hyundai Technical Circuit
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hyundai America Technical Center completed the Hyundai/Kia proving ground in California City, California.

33: What was Hyundai’s first official venture in the World Rally Championship?
A: i20 WRC
B: Accent WRC
C: Veloster Turbo
D: Santa Fe WRC
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Hyundai entered the World Rally Championship with the Accent WRC in 2000.

34: Which vehicle marked Hyundai’s first entry into the Canadian market in 1984?
A: Sonata
B: Pony
C: Excel
D: Elantra
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Pony was the first Hyundai vehicle sold in Canada in 1984.

35: Launched in 2020, what is the futuristic unmanned air mobility project of Hyundai called?
A: AeroMove
B: SkyWay
C: Supernal
D: SkyPath
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Supernal is Hyundai’s urban air mobility (UAM) initiative started in 2020.

36: What hybrid car from Hyundai made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show?
A: Ioniq
B: Kona EV
C: Santa Fe Hybrid
D: Tucson PHEV
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Hyundai Ioniq, available in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric variants, made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

37: Which car manufacturing joint venture did Hyundai form in China in 2002?
A: Beijing Hyundai
B: Shanghai Hyundai
C: Guangzhou Hyundai
D: Shenzhen Hyundai
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Hyundai formed a joint venture called Beijing Hyundai in 2002 to manufacture cars in China.

38: What percentage of Kia Corporation does Hyundai currently own?
A: 22.45%
B: 27.15%
C: 33.88%
D: 41.20%
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hyundai currently owns 33.88 percent of Kia Corporation.

39: What accolade did the Hyundai Genesis receive in 2009?
A: World Car of the Year
B: North American Car of the Year
C: European Car of the Year
D: Car and Driver’s Best Car
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Hyundai Genesis was named the 2009 North American Car of the Year.

40: What is the name of Hyundai’s initiative to turn infertile land into grassland in China?
A: Green Earth Project
B: Hyundai Eco Zone
C: Hyundai Green Zone
D: Eco Friendly Initiative
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hyundai’s project is called the Hyundai Green Zone, aimed at transforming 50 km² of infertile land into grassland.

41: When did Hyundai start exporting cars?
A: 1971
B: 1976
C: 1981
D: 1985
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Hyundai began exporting cars in 1976 with the Hyundai Pony.

42: What significant hire in 2014 advanced Hyundai’s vehicle dynamics?
A: Thomas Bürkle
B: Peter Schreyer
C: Albert Biermann
D: Franz von Holzhausen
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: In 2014, Hyundai hired Albert Biermann to direct chassis development for improving vehicle dynamics.

43: In which year did Hyundai achieve producing its one-millionth car?
A: 1980
B: 1985
C: 1990
D: 1995
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Hyundai built its one millionth car in 1985.

44: What innovative service did Hyundai offer with new car sales in the US starting from 1992?
A: Free customization
B: Free GPS installation
C: Free maintenance for 2 years or 24,000 miles
D: Complimentary premium fuel
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hyundai offered free maintenance for the first 2 years or 24,000 miles with new car sales starting from 1992.

45: What vehicle was Hyundai designing with the first-ever chassis development project?
A: Grandeur
B: Sonata
C: Pony
D: Elantra
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Pony was Hyundai’s first car that underwent chassis development.

46: What was the primary reason for Hyundai’s significant image overhaul in 1998?
A: Environmental concerns
B: Quality improvement
C: Global market expansion
D: Financial reorganization
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Hyundai overhauled its image in 1998, primarily to improve vehicle quality and establish itself as a world-class brand.

47: In what other country besides South Korea does Hyundai have a major manufacturing facility?
A: Japan
B: India
C: Australia
D: United Kingdom
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Hyundai has a significant manufacturing facility in India, as well as in South Korea.

48: What was the first Hyundai model introduced specifically for the Brazilian market in 2012?
A: Sonata
B: HB20
C: Tucson
D: Creta
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Hyundai HB20 was introduced specifically for the Brazilian market in 2012.

49: Who is the latest chairman of Hyundai Motor Group as of 2020?
A: Chung Mong-koo
B: Chung Ju-yung
C: Euisun Chung
D: Kim Dong-jin
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Euisun Chung became the chairman of Hyundai Motor Group in October 2020.

50: What is the name of Hyundai’s hydrogen-powered crossover SUV launched in 2018?
A: Santa Fe
B: Tucson
C: Nexo
D: Kona Hydrogen
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hyundai’s hydrogen-powered crossover SUV launched in 2018 is called the Nexo.

51: Where is the Hyundai America Technical Center’s new $117 million headquarters located?
A: Irvine, California
B: Austin, Texas
C: Superior Township, Michigan
D: Phoenix, Arizona
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The new Hyundai America Technical Center headquarters is located in Superior Township, Michigan.

52: In February 2021, what major tech company was rumored to be partnering with Hyundai on an autonomous car?
A: Google
B: Apple
C: Microsoft
D: Tesla
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: In February 2021, CNBC reported that Apple and Hyundai-Kia were said to be close to finalizing a deal to build an autonomous Apple car, although Hyundai later announced that talks had ended.

53: Which Hyundai vehicle was named the 2012 North American Car of the Year?
A: Elantra
B: Sonata
C: Tucson
D: Genesis
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Hyundai Elantra was named the North American Car of the Year in 2012.

54: What is Hyundai’s primary design philosophy called, introduced in 2018?
A: Fluidic Sculpture
B: Dynamic Precision
C: Sensuous Sportiness
D: Advanced Aesthetics
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Sensuous Sportiness design philosophy was introduced by Hyundai in 2018.

55: Which concept exclusive to the Chinese market did Hyundai announce they are developing?
A: Autonomous car
B: Flying car
C: Only-for-China electric vehicle
D: Hydrogen-powered vehicle
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hyundai is working with its partner Beijing Automobile Industry Holding Co. to develop an electric vehicle to be sold exclusively in China.

56: What new plant did Hyundai announce they are planning for 2024 in the United States?
A: Electric vehicle plant
B: Flying taxi plant
C: Autonomous car plant
D: Battery production plant
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Hyundai announced that a new plant will be built in the U.S. to produce flying taxis for commuters, aiming for a test flight in December 2024.

57: In which year did Hyundai sign a contract with the UN Development Programme and launch a global society problem-solving campaign?
A: 2018
B: 2019
C: 2020
D: 2021
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Hyundai signed a contract with the UN Development Programme in 2020 and launched the campaign “for Tomorrow” in 2021.

58: What major recognition did Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design identity win in 2020?
A: Global Design Award
B: Design Management Institute’s Design Value Award
C: International Design Excellence Award
D: Red Dot Design Award
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Sensuous Sportiness design identity and strategy won the Design Management Institute’s (DMI) Design Value Award 2020.

59: What is the name of Hyundai’s robotics firm acquired in 2021?
A: Boston Dynamics
B: Robotic Systems
C: Automated Tech
D: Cybotics
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Hyundai acquired a controlling interest in Boston Dynamics in 2021.

60: Which Hyundai concept car demonstrated their 2018 Sensuous Sportiness design at Geneva Motor Show?
A: HND-9
B: Blue-Will
C: Le Fil Rouge
D: Vision G
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Le Fil Rouge concept car demonstrated Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

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