Hyundai to boost Izmit, Turkey site capacity to 200,000 units

Article by Anita Panait, on July 15, 2013

Hyundai will hike the annual output capacity of its Izmit site in Turkey to 200,000 units to prepare for the shift of production of i10 minicar replacement from India. The site also produces the i20 subcompact. The increased output at the Izmit site will mean that Hyundai will locally build around 90 percent of all vehicles sold in the region.

The South Korean carmaker’s site in Czech Republic could build 300,000 annual, while its St. Petersburg plant in Russia can produce 150,000. In 2012, Hyundai posted a 10.5-percent growth in vehicles sales the Europe Union to just below 400,000 units, according to the manufacturers' association ACEA. Hyundai, however, failed to match last year’s growth as it posted a 2-percent drop in sales to 176,157 in the first six months of 2013.

Hyundai is expecting the new i10 to jump-start growth again. Hyundai will unveil the i10 at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show in September and will roll the model out in Europe at the end of the year. Just like the current car, the new i10 will be available in five-door, gasoline versions only. The Izmit site will also produce all the models of the replacement for the i20 at the end of 2014.

Topics: hyundai, turkey

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

In Japan, Toyota stays in the limelight by always cooking up something new for its famous 86 sports car. A colour orange Toyota 86 performance edition is one that’s hard...
by - December 4, 2016
Back in 2009, Nissan first introduced the Nissan Leaf, the company’s first all-electric vehicle. LEAF stands for Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family car and this particular EV has been considered as...
by - December 3, 2016
In the minivan segment, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is already impressive in terms of fuel economy figures – as rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, the...
by - December 2, 2016
Having a blacked-out Bentley Mulsanne Speed is already menacing by itself but by naming it as the Bamford X, it became all the more imposing. This model was made by...
by - December 2, 2016
We have good news for those who are waiting for the latest version of the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. It was just unveiled in November at the 2016 Los Angeles...
by - December 2, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries