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Dan J.
04-20-2005, 10:00 PM
With the opening of the new plant in Alabama on May 20 was wondering what they did with the other plant. Did they sell or can/will they ever produce vehicles again at the original North American plant? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
04-21-2005, 05:24 AM
I don't know much about it...but I am pretty sure Hyundai is no longer producing cars over there anymore...whether the plant is still operating or not, I don't know.<p>At the time when this issue came up, and since Hyundai weren't effective in producing good quality cars, they had tangled up with DCX...don't know much details about it, but it was a mess from what I recall...

goldsuv
04-21-2005, 09:54 AM
The 1.2 million sf plant was sold to a film studio in 2001.

CarMattZu777
04-21-2005, 07:06 PM
Thats really weird, I read about that plant today and was very interested as well. Does anyone know the Eagle model that was supposedly built at the plant on the Sonata platform? My mom had an Eagle Premier back when I was young and she said it was great, so I doubt that it was an old era Hyundai.

Dan J.
04-21-2005, 09:55 PM
mier was built in the same plant that later produced the Intrepid, 300M and Concorde. Chrysler aquired it when they bought AMC. Hyndai built the first gen Sonata at the first Hyundai plant in N. A. I'm not sure but I think they produced the first generation Elantra there also. On a side note I've seen several Semi trucks with Huyndai logos on the side of the trailers going south to Alabama.(U.S. 45 S)

ponyx2
06-07-2005, 11:21 AM
"In support of its entry into the american car market, Hyundai purchased a 420 acre site in Bromont Quebec, 50 miles east of Montreal (in the late 80's) to build a North American assembly plant......at $300 million the Bromont plant was the largest factory ever built by a Korean firm outside Korea....in 1992 only 14,220 Sonatas were assembled at the Bromont Plant, less than 15 per cent of total capacity. Excels were never manufactured there as originally planned. In October 1994 the Bromont plant closed. Hyundai called this a temporary closure, but no one expected the plant would ever re-open."<p>Source: Made in Korea, Chung Ju Yung and the Rise of Hyundai<br>Richard M Steers<br>

AM2
06-08-2005, 02:06 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CarMattZu777</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Does anyone know the Eagle model that was supposedly built at the plant on the Sonata platform? My mom had an Eagle Premier back when I was young and she said it was great, so I doubt that it was an old era Hyundai.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The Eagle Premier was develped by AMC and Renault for the North American market.<br><IMG SRC="http://auto.consumerguide.com/images/autoreview/400x266/1990-92-Eagle-Premier-90105021990314.JPG" BORDER="0"><br>It was powered by the longitudinally mounted 3.0 liter V6 of Peugeot/ Renault/ Volvo (PRV).<p>This was the early Hyundai Sonata, it was powered by transverse mounted Mitsubishi designed engines.<br><IMG SRC="http://auto.consumerguide.com/images/autoreview/400x266/1990-94-Hyundai-Sonata-91803021990205.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><br>

newzie
06-19-2005, 10:36 AM
If I recall correctly the Premier was the second in a new generation of AMC/Renault vehicles. The first was the Medallion (which was clearly a rebadged Renault). When Chrysler bought AMC/Jeep, the needed a "quick" replacement for the Medallion. There was talk of rebadging the Hyundai Sonata as the Eagle Optima (I believe that was the name discussed). However I think the project was canned due to quality concerns. On somewhat of a side note, remember the Premier was also supposed to have a two door coupe companion. That was to be called the Eagle Allure. I don't know why that one was canceled, probably because of the Talon (even though they really wouldn't have catered to the same audience).

Naga Royal Guard
06-20-2005, 01:35 PM
akita lives near it

syclone
06-20-2005, 09:12 PM
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