“Astana Motors” deepens localization of Hyundai car production

In 2022, Hyundai Trans Kazakhstan, an Astana Motors subsidiary, will launch CKD production of Hyundai Tucson.

On August 17, 2021, during the official visit of the Kazakh delegation chaired by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to South Korea, Astana Motors and Hyundai Motor Company (South Korea) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. According to the Memorandum, Hyundai Motor Company transferred to Astana Motors the right to set up CKD production of Hyundai Tucson in Kazakhstan. The Hyundai Trans Kazakhstan plant in Almaty already manufactures Hyundai Accent by welding and painting car bodies. Thus, Hyundai Tucson will be the second CKD-produced model of Hyundai Trans Kazakhstan.

Equipment supplies from South Korea to Kazakhstan for setting up an CKD production line for a new model at the Hyundai Trans Kazakhstan plant will start shortly.

Mass CKD production of Hyundai Tucson will start in Q2 2022. Hyundai Trans Kazakhstan plans to produce six thousand Hyundai Tucson cars annually for the domestic market and for export to CIS countries.