Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) Honorary Chairman Chung Mong-Koo has been inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame at the 2020/2021 Induction and Awards Ceremony, a group spokesman said on Juy 23.
The industry’s top honor was presented to the class of 2020 at a celebration held at the ICON Convention Center in Detroit on July 22.
The induction ceremony was attended by Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Eui-sun, who participated in Honorary Chairman Chung’s place. Chairman Chung received the induction trophy and made a speech on behalf of his father.
“Honorary Chairman Chung grew Hyundai Motor group into the world’s fifth largest automaker from its humble beginning. If my father were here, he would say he owes this honor to our employees, dealers and fantastic customers,” said Chung Eui-sun.
“My father continued the legacy of my grandfather Chung Ju-yung, who founded Hyundai. He expanded the group’s presence globally and continued to pursue excellence in quality. He made the group something that employees and customers can all be proud of.”
Chairman Chung also said, “As Hyundai embraces the challenges and the opportunities of the 21st century, we will continue to strive for excellence, challenge convention and lead the evolution of smart mobility. We will realize progress for humanity.”