The Kazakh company, Astana Motors, is considering the construction of a plant for the production of Hyundai cars in Uzbekistan. This was announced on November 26 to the III Forum of Interregional Cooperation between the countries by the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin.
It is expected that the plant will be housed by the Jizzakh free economic zone, which already hosts Kia, Renault, LADA, Volkswagen and Škoda production units.
Astana Motors opened the first Hyundai Auto Asia dealership opened in Tashkent in January 2019. In the same year, the company sold 244 Hyundai vehicles in the country.
The company now has nine dealer offices in Uzbekistan - four of its own and five independent. The company operates in Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand, Namangan and Fergana. In 2021, it was planned to add four more dealers - one own and three independent.
Astana Motors added that they are considering the possibility of cooperation with domestic manufacturers. In 2020, the Kazakh company exported 3,500 vehicles to Uzbekistan.