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Hyundai Motor Company was later established in 1967. In 1975, the Pony, the first Korean car was released with powertrain technology provided by Japan's Mitsubishi Motors. In 1986, Hyundai began to sell cars in the United States, and the Excel was nominated as "Best Product" by Fortune magazine, largely because of its affordability. The company began to produce models with its own technology in 1988, beginning with the midsize Sonata. In 1991, the company succeeded in developing its first proprietary gasoline engine, the four-cylinder Alpha, and also its own transmission, thus paving the way for technological independence. In 1991 the first engine created in Korea (Developed Alpha Engine). The next year introduced the Korea’s first concept car (Unveiling of HCD-I). In 1994 developed the Solar-powered and fuel cell electric vehicles. In 1995 launched the Avante and also the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center opened. In the following year begins produced the Launch of Dynasty and TiburonHyundai Independently developed world-class, high performance V6 Delta engine and 2nd solar-powered vehicle developed. In 2000 develeoped the Korea’s first fuel cell electric vehicle Santa Fe. In 2003 Hyundai developed The world’s first ultra high pressure hydrogen storage system for fuel cell electric vehicles. Since 2002 Hyundai has also been one of the worldwide official sponsors of the FIFA World Cup. In 2007 debuted the unveiling of the HED-IV (QarmaQ) concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show and Unveiling of the HND-III (Veloster) concept car at the Seoul Motor Show. The Verna awarded „Best Car of the Year” by India’s Overdrive magazine and the i30 selected as Australia’s „Car of the Year” and „Green Car of the Year”. Tau engine named „10 Best Engines Winners” by Ward’s Auto for 2 consecutive years 2010. In 2009 launched of the 5th generation Grandeur (Azera), Veloster and the Sonata Hybrid. The next year got a Presidential Prize at the Korean Technology Awards. In 2010 introduced the HED-VII hybrid concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show. Hyundai won No.1 in J.D. Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) for 3 consecutive years and in the Initial. Gamma engine named 10 Best Engines Winners by Ward's Auto 2010 and i40 awarded the EuroCarBody Golden Award. In 2011 unveiled the D-segment i40 sedan at the Barcelona International Motor Show. In the next year unveiled of the i-oniq electric concept car. In 2012 Grandeur (Azera), Avante (Elantra), Santa Fe awarded ‘the ALGR esidual Value Award’and Grandeur (Azera), Santa Fe, Veloster win a Good Design Award. Hyundai departed the World’s 1st mass production of Tucson (ix35) Fuel Cell. World’s 1st mass production of ix35 (Tucson) fuel cell electric vehicles. Santa Fe selected as the 2013 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. All-new Genesis wins the 2014 iF Design Award. In 2015 exhibited Unveiling of Sonata Plug-in Hybrid. Among the technological innovations exceed the electronic all-wheel drive system, ideal front and rear weight distribution in car body, TAU engine, 8-speed automatic rear wheel drive transmission and 7-speed double clutch transmission.