Hyundai is a Korean automaker, but by next year, 80 percent of the vehicles that Hyundai sells in the United States will actually be made in the United States. Thanks to that high percentage, Hyundai will be pushed right to the top of the "Made in the USA" rankings out of all of the automakers in the United States. This includes companies like Chrysler, Ford and General Motors.
Hyundai has had a lot of success in the American market, and this is what has led to them wishing to build cars here. There are two big benefits for Hyundai. For one thing, it is easier for them to adjust to the rapidly changing demands made by consumers. For another thing, they will be protected against the changes in value their currency may make in relation to the dollar.
Hyundai's top three best-selling cars in the American market are the Elantra, Sonata, and Santa Fe. The Sonata is Hyundai's biggest seller, followed by the Elantra and the Santa Fe. Combined, the Sonata and Santa Fe make up half the sells that Hyundai makes in the U.S. Currently, the Santa Fe SuV and the Sonata are already built here in the United States, at Hyundai's plant in Montgomery, Alabama. The Elantra will be made there beginning next year.