ArvinMeritor has agreed to supply the door systems for Hyundai Motor’s Santa Fe sport utility vehicle and Sonata mid-size sedan in the North American market, Reuters reported.

ArvinMeritor told the news agency it will supply a million door modules for the two vehicles annually, with production to begin in 2005 – the units will include a window regulator, latch, motor, speaker and wire harness.

Financial terms of the contract were not announced, Reuters added.

Hyundai broke ground in April 2002 for a its first US car factory – a two million square-foot facility being built on 1,620 acres of land in the city of Montgomery, Alabama, at a cost of about $US1 billion.

Once fully operational, the facility will employ approximately 2,000 people and car production begins in 2005.

The combined manufacturing and assembly facility will produce the next generation designs of both the Sonata sedan and the Santa Fe for North America and the site will include stamping and engine plants.

At maximum capacity, the facility is expected to produce 300,000 units per year.