Hyundai Sponsor Statement - Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Hyundai, a top-five global automaker, is committed to innovation. Innovation is inherent to modern architecture, which challenges physical and conceptual limits, leading to breakthrough new aesthetics that shape our world. Hyundai’s approach to innovation mirrors that of modern architects – challenging conventional thinking, forging new, creative solutions that elevate the industry standards and even reshaping how people view transportation. This commitment is embodied in the company’s slogan “New Thinking. New Possibilities.”

With this shared passion for rethinking convention, Hyundai is proud to support The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA, part of the Getty’s initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. The exhibition is located in LACMA’s Resnick Pavilion from June 9–September 15, 2013.

Southern California has been Hyundai’s U.S. home for more than 27 years. We believe the SoCal culture fuels iconic and inspiring design so we are investing in our future with an architectural marvel of our own. By the end of 2013, Hyundai will move into a brand new, modern headquarters in Fountain Valley, Calif. The new campus doubles the size of our old office space, topping 500,000 sq. ft. in six stories, and enables Hyundai’s growth into the future. The project embodies Hyundai’s innovation and creativity, and also reflects Hyundai’s commitment to investing in the communities in which we operate.

Hyundai’s commitment to innovation in the United States begins with a state-of-the-art design studio in Irvine, CA. Cutting-edge new models and concepts emerge from the studio ready for testing at our first-ever North American proving grounds in California City, CA. Engineering is completed at our technical centers in Ann Arbor, MI. and Chino, CA and more than half of the Hyundai’s sold in the U.S. are built at domestic manufacturing sites in Montgomery, AL., and West Point, GA. Hyundai vehicles are sold at more than 820 U.S. dealerships and the company’s U.S. operations and dealerships contribute more than 94,000 private sector jobs.