What Does Hyundai Mean?

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If you’ve ever been curious about the history of Hyundai, you’re about to find all the answers. With so many Hyundai vehicles on the Midwest City roads, it makes sense to have an idea of the history behind this iconic brand. Find out what Hyundai means below or head to AutoMax Del City Hyundai to bring one home.

What Does Hyundai Mean?

The word “Hyundai” derives from a Korean word that when translated into English means “modernity”. The original Hyundai construction company chose this word in 1947, and it has remained ever since. Now called Hyundai Heavy, with Hyundai Motor Company being a subsidiary, the company still keeps with the name and its meaning. In fact, the Hyundai Motor Company chose the slogan “New Thinking. New Possibilities.” to go along with the meaning of the company’s name.

How is Hyundai Pronounced?

Talk to different people and you’ll find almost everyone has a different way to pronounce Hyundai. And in reality, that’s okay, as most people will have a different pronunciation based on where they come from. For instance, in the United States, most people pronounce Hyundai so that it rhymes with Sunday. However, in Britain, most locals will refer to the brand name as a “high-UN-dye”. Either way is fine, so however you refer to the brand in Oklahoma City is probably correct.

What Does the Hyundai Logo Mean?

Most Edmond drivers probably look at the Hyundai logo and assume it’s a slanted H. While this is part of the meaning behind the company’s logo, there’s actually more to it:

  • The slant to the right suggests an act of motion
  • The logo is meant to look like the silhouette of two people shaking hands, which symbolizes the company’s dedication to customer service
  • The silver oval represents the global expansion of the brand

Find Your Favorite at AutoMax Del City Hyundai Today

If you’re looking for a Hyundai model near Del City, visit AutoMax Del City Hyundai. We have a variety of lease deals meant to fit your budget, or you can visit us to learn the differences between Hyundai and Kia. When you’re ready, be sure to contact us to schedule your test drive.