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What Does Hyundai Mean?

Whether you are already a Hyundai driver, thinking about bringing home a new Hyundai from Underriner Hyundai and joining the legacy yourself, or simply seen Hyundai models on Billings roads, you may wonder “what does Hyundai mean?” In the following guide, we’ll cover the automaker’s namesake, what the Hyundai logo represents, and how to pronounce it! Read on below.

What is the Hyundai Meaning?

In 1947, Hyundai was founded as the Hyundai Construction Company in South Korea. The Hyundai meaning when translated to English is “modernity.” The company’s adherence to modern innovation and design has been its driving principle since its inception, and that translated Hyundai meaning continues to be a mission for the brand today!

How to Pronounce Hyundai

It’s normal that you may here Hyundai pronounced one of two ways:

  • “Hyundai” in such a way that rhymes with “Sunday”
  • Or “hi-UN-dye” as more of a three-syllable pronunciation

Here at Underriner Hyundai, we don’t judge if you say it one way or another! In commercials, you may hear it pronounced like the latter, and in our dealership, you’re likely to hear it pronounced similarly to “Sunday.” Both are acceptable, so go with whatever rolls off the tongue for you!

What Does the Hyundai Logo Represent?

While the Hyundai logo appears to be a simple “H,” representative of the Hyundai name itself, Laurel drivers may be surprised to learn of the additional symbolic meaning it holds. Here are what the other elements of the Hyundai logo embody:

  • The slightly right-slanted “H” was intentionally designed to symbolize dynamic, active, forward motion, as opposed to a more passive left-leaning design
  • The “H” can also be seen as two people shaking hands. Hyundai cherishes its relationships with loyal drivers in Big Timber and beyond, understanding that fair deals and purchases people are proud of make for a healthy business!
  • The sphere encircling the “H” represents the expansion of Hyundai into a global enterprise, driven by happy car-owners throughout the world. The sphere represents the Earth.

Learn More About the Hyundai Brand at Underriner Hyundai

If you have more questions about the Hyundai legacy, or are interested in learning more about a specific vehicle like the Sonata, Elantra, or Santa Fe, contact us today. Looking for more Hyundai info? Discover Hyundai Shiftronic with our team! We always look forward to welcoming new Livingston car-buyers into our Hyundai family!

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