Hyundai seeks to maintain full output capacity at Czech plant

Article by Anita Panait, on October 7, 2013

Hyundai's Czech production site is planning to produce 300,000 cars this year and keep output at full capacity in the next years. The site built 303,035 vehicles in 2012, its first full year in capacity. According to spokesman Petr Vanek, the site in intended to be kept at full capacity in the future notwithstanding the situation in Europe markets, since the facility also exports vehicles to other countries like Australia and South Africa.

Petr Vanek remarked that while European car market is expected to start its recovery, they are planning to make a recovery via markets outside of Europe, “depending on how demand grows." Nearly all of the vehicles produced at Hyundai's Czech site are exported. The site, which commenced operations in 2008, builds the i30 compact car, ix35 compact SUV and ix20 subcompact minivan. 

The country is currently home to three car production sites – for Hyundai, for Skoda and for a joint venture between Toyota and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen. Czech output surged 50 percent year-on-year in August, helping to slow down a decline in the country’s automotive sector, according to the car industry association last month.

The brand-new Hyundai ix35 is a model which aims to carry on the car's legacy in the UK's compact SUV class and will highlight a range of fresh standard gear in addition to some new optional specification choices - some of which are accessible for the first time on ix35.

Trims for the New Hyundai ix35 have been readjusted and now present five clearly defined specification levels: entry level S, mid-range SE and SE Nav and two range-topping trims called "Premium" and 'Premium Panorama'.

All-new ix35 is one of the quickest-selling models in Hyundai’s product range with around 30,000 units purchased in the UK since its debut in late 2010. The all-new ix35 will carry on this pattern as it provides retail and corporate clients an upscale, reasonable and safe car that is equally at home in the city as it is out of it. With the most recent modifications, the all-new ix35 will convey a much more significant level of value-for-cash in this famous segment of the automotive market.

New Hyundai ix35 maintains the 1.6-liter GDi petroleum and 1.7-liter and 2.0-liter CRDi engines, however, for the most recent model year, Hyundai will now provide Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG) as an alternative for the 1.7-liter CRDi. The 136PS 2.0-liter diesel engine is equipped with low pressure exhaust gas recirculation (LP-EGR) system, giving a cleaner performance.

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