Since its introduction in September 2000, Hyundai’s Santa Fe has been one of the leading players in the crossover segment. Hyundai celebrated Wednesday the sale of its one millionth Santa Fe in the United States.
“Santa Fe has played a significant role in Hyundai’s success and growth in the United States,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. “For many loyal Hyundai owners today, it was their entry point to the brand.”
Santa Fe has deep American roots with assembly today taking place in West Point, Georgia, where the majority of Santa Fes are now produced.
Previously, Santa Fe was built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing in Montgomery, Alabama, where today Sonata and Elantra are built.
This year, Hyundai will make nearly 500,000 vehicles in the U.S., and sell over 700,000 vehicles here, a remarkably high ratio of U.S. production to U.S. sales, says the company.
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea.