Hyundai Motor Group’s Euisun Chung named Person of the Year

Hyundai Motor Group’s Executive Chair Euisun Chung received the 2023 MotorTrend Person of the Year award thanks to his “vision and leadership,” according to a company news release.

The award is noteworthy due to the many shifts occurring in the global and North American automotive industry, and the effort required to ensure that OEMs (and dealers) are aligning themselves in the right direction for the change ahead.

“As Executive Chair, Chung is putting his stamp on the company’s future. His grasp of where the world and the industry are headed, combined with a desire to make the planet a better place, spurs a broader mission to become a leader in electric vehicles and advanced mobility,” said MotorTrend in a news release.

They added that the award also highlights Hyundai Motor Group’s “pioneering role in smart city planning and a myriad of mobility solutions, including robots and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).”

In response, Chung noted the importance of taking on challenges based on trust, and that positive results “must lead to even stronger trust.”

“Quality is a priority for all of us,” he said. “From product planning to design, production, sales, and after-sales maintenance, all teams and employees must place quality and the customer as the top priority.”

He said companies must all go above and beyond to earn the respect and loyalty of thei respective customers.

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