Even though their logos both have a “H,” Honda and Hyundai are two different companies that are based in different countries. Hyundai is based in South Korea, while Honda is based in Japan.
Soichiro Honda, who made motorcycles, started Honda in 1948. In the world of motorcycles, Honda was already well-known, and by the 1970s, the cheap, fuel-efficient cars his company made had made him famous all over the world. In the 1960s, Honda made a few small cars and sport racers, but the company really took off when it made the 1973 Civic, which was a hit with Americans who wanted something that used less gas. The Accord came out in 1976. It was even more popular than the Civic, and by 1989, it was the most popular car in the U.S.
Chung Ju-Yung started Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company in 1947. In 1967, the company changed its name to Hyundai Motor Company. The company sends cars to 190 different countries around the world. Hyundai has a factory off the coast of Korea, as well as the Namyang Technology Research Center, eight research centres in Korea, and the Hyundai California Design Center. The Genesis sedan and the Santa Fe SUV are two of Hyundai’s most popular cars.