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Old 21st November 2008, 14:57   #16
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Anujmishra, you forgot to add Hyundai's new van H-1 or Starex.
This is the design i ever liked of Hyundai. Its beautiful ,it creases and curves.Even in Dubai,while Nobdoy goes for a Hyundai , there are couple number of H-1's around. Hyundai should seriously think of getting this van to India. Definately Innova & Mahindra's new MUV will have a serious challenger.
These photos actually dont make much justice,you should seeit in real.Its a worth buy for a big family.
Absolutely, this vehicle is common sighting in Korea. I will post pic of Starex in few days. This is just starting of thread with some pics.

The most amazing part in South Korea is Hyundai Verna which is much admired in India is not at all visible in South Korea. I can see few Vernas but those are Accents.


@PhrozenFire: I am some 40 minutes away from Seoul. Its name is Suwon.
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Old 21st November 2008, 17:30   #17
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The Hyundai Verna in India is marketed in other countries as Accent itself. Its an Indian phenomenon to market new version of the same car as a totally new one as in the cases of Skoda Octavia as Laura, Mitsubishi Lancer as Cedia, Toyota Corolla as Altis (Corolla is sold in some countries as Altis).
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If I remember it right, Ssangyong was the project started by Samsung in their ambition to become major car producer also, but this was later sold to Renault.

My observation in my last visit to S. Korea (back in 2003) is, 98% cars on the road are from Korean companies. I hardly noticed any Japanese or American car there. Exception was Merc and BMW.
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thats because people just cant ignore the germans,even in japan most of the cars are japs except for a few germans

but there are no americans cars here,americans never sold very well in asia
even the present american cars which do well in asia are basically the daewoo ones

but on the other hand asians cars do very well in the US
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Old 22nd November 2008, 06:27   #20
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If I remember it right, Ssangyong was the project started by Samsung in their ambition to become major car producer also, but this was later sold to Renault.
SsangYong motors is not started by Samsung. It is an individual brand which was sold to Renult-Nissan.

Samsung has started its own brand under the name of Samsung Motors, later they had collaboration with Renault (during the global slowdown in 2001) and renamed it as SM Motors. Now they have cars SM520, SM3, SM5, SM7 etc.
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Old 29th November 2008, 11:55   #21
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Default Update from Seoul !!

Hi,

Here are more updates from Seoul, South Korea.


Old Hyundai Strarex
Car Scene from Hyundailand - South Korea-img_0011.jpg


Can you identify this vehicle?
Car Scene from Hyundailand - South Korea-img_0012.jpg

Some coupe on road
Car Scene from Hyundailand - South Korea-img_0016.jpg

Here we buy our Indian stuff
Car Scene from Hyundailand - South Korea-img_0018.jpg

Hyundai Coupe
Car Scene from Hyundailand - South Korea-img_0019.jpg

Eqquus: A luxury sedan from Hyundai ?
Car Scene from Hyundailand - South Korea-img_0020.jpg

Daewoo WindStorm SUV
Car Scene from Hyundailand - South Korea-img_0021.jpg

Old old Accent
Car Scene from Hyundailand - South Korea-img_0022.jpg
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nice pics, so chevy captiva is daewoo windstrom,i knew it was a daewoo but didnt know thw model name
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Old 29th November 2008, 12:08   #23
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Matiz and Atoz two small cute cars ...
Car Scene from Hyundailand - South Korea-img_0023.jpg

Korean Verna
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Korean Verna from back
Car Scene from Hyundailand - South Korea-img_0026.jpg

Audi S8 parked in our locality
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Samsung-Renault's luxury car: SM7 in black
Car Scene from Hyundailand - South Korea-img_0030.jpg

Santa Fe and Starex-Cargo together
Car Scene from Hyundailand - South Korea-img_0031.jpg

Hyundai Sonata --- Korean version
Car Scene from Hyundailand - South Korea-img_0034.jpg

Samsung's SM3
Car Scene from Hyundailand - South Korea-img_0035.jpg

Can LukeSkyWalker identify taillight of this car? Korean version of Optra known as Daewoo Lacetti
Car Scene from Hyundailand - South Korea-img_0036.jpg
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The Samsung SM3 is called the Nissan Sunny in the arab countries
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Exclamation SSANGYONG ownership is confusing!!!

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SsangYong motors is not started by Samsung. It is an individual brand which was sold to Renult-Nissan.

Samsung has started its own brand under the name of Samsung Motors, later they had collaboration with Renault (during the global slowdown in 2001) and renamed it as SM Motors. Now they have cars SM520, SM3, SM5, SM7 etc.
If Ssangyong is not Samsung motors, then how is that all new Ssangyong sedans come with Nissan/Reanult mechanicals ?? Even Daewoo owned Ssangyong went it went bankrupt.

I doubt the details found on Wilkipedia is contradicting with its own information, if you check Ssangyonh & Samsung motors.

Come om TBHPians , use your knowledge and help me with this ownership confusion
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The SM7 seems to be the Nissan Teana equivalent.
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The SM7 seems to be the Nissan Teana equivalent.
Correct! It is based on Nissan Teana's platform.
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The Equus is a luxury Hyundai car equipped with V6 and V8 options. It was designed to compete against the luxury offerings from BMW and Mercedes.

The black coupe in the fourth pic,is it the Hyundau Tiburon??

The SM-7
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Yes, the Tiburon is known as the Hyundai Coupe in some markets (must've taken them some time to come up with that brilliant name).
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The black coupe in the fourth pic,is it the Hyundau Tiburon??
If you are talking of the black coupe, the fifth pic, it is the Hyundai Turbulence, a very apt name it seems to me, has been there for a long time now but still manages to look good.
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