Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. co-founder Chung Se Yung died May 21 at the age of 76. The cause was pneumonia brought on by lung cancer, reports say. Chung was born in 1928 in Korea and in 1967 helped launch Hyundai as an auto maker, becoming its president. He shepherded the launch of the brand into the North American market in 1984 with the debut of the Pony subcompact in Canada. His death occurred one day after Hyundai opened its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Alabama. (See related story: ...
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