It is not a secret anymore than Hyundai decided to design and build its models closer to Europeans hearts. The current Tucson makes no exception, considering the love of European clients for small and compact SUV.
The new generation Tucson, which replaces the old ix35, is manufctured in Czech Republic and has become the fastest-selling Hyundai car in the UK and across Europe since its market launch in September this year. The SUV has 10,000 orders in the UK and 85,000 orders in Europe.
Since the production start of the Hyundai ix35 in June 2011, more than 700,000 C-SUVs have left the Czech plant, including the All-New Tucson – making C-SUVs the major contributor to the success of the factory.
The factory has capacity to produce 300,000 cars and 600,000 transmissions a year. It is also an important employer in the region, with 3,400 workers employed directly, out of which 97 % are citizens of the Czech Republic, and a further 7,000 jobs created in the surrounding area.
Together with the 200,000 units of capacity at its Turkish plant, Hyundai Motor has annual production capacity of 500,000 cars primarily for European customers.