VIENNA – Serial production of the i30 hatchback is under way at Hyundai Motor Mfg. Czech s.r.o. (HMMC) in Nosovice, Czech Republic. “Today, Hyundai (Motor Co. Ltd.) officially becomes European car brand,” Kim Eok-Jo, President of HMMC, says during a small ceremony in the plant Monday. Some 18,000 cars are will be manufactured this year. Hyundai launched production at its new plant with just one shift and says it will add a second shift in late February or early March. A multipurpose ...

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