11:16am

Tue April 13, 2010
WVAS Local

hyundai exec expects Montgomery plant to run at full capacity

Montgomery, AL – - A Hyundai executive says steadily recovering
U.S. auto sales are making prospects excellent for the company's
Montgomery factory to remain at full production.
David Zuchowski, senior vice president of Hyundai Motor Corp. of
North America, says the Montgomery plant shipped 28,000 vehicles
last month and dealers are asking for more.
Zuchowski says the Montgomery plant, which operates with 2,800
workers at full capacity, is building the new Turbo Sonata, but not
the model's hybrid version.
He says Hyundai expects to build between 10,000 and 12,000
hybrids, but that manufacturing is being done in Korea because the
batteries used in the vehicles are Korean-built. Zuchowski says the
Montgomery plant is expected to build about 200,000 Sonatas this
year.