Hyundai shifts i20 production to Turkey

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Hyundai Assan, a joint venture between South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd and Turkish industrial conglomerate Kibar Holding, will begin manufacturing the Hyundai i20 in Turkey from May 2010.

The Hyundai i20 will roll out of a plant in the northwestern industrial city of Izmit, with a $75 million investment.

The plant’s maximum annual capacity is 80,000 units a year in the first phase, and 70,000 of those models are for consumption of other European countries.

Production at the Chennai plant was bogged down due to labor strikes. Further, India was not part of any free trade agreement with European nations which was an unfavorable condition.

However, Hyundai will continue to churn out vehicles for non-European markets like Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and other South East Asian countries from its Chennai plant.

SourceWall Street Journal

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