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Hyundai Motorsport Scores Victory as Thierry Neuville Wins the WRC Rally Italia
No. 49013-06-2016305 hits
  • Hyundai Motorsport has taken its third WRC win as Thierry Neuville stormed to victory at WRC Rally Italia Sardegna
  • Dani Sordo finished in fourth place for the fourth rally in a row, and moves up into second place in the 2016 Drivers’ Championship
  • New Generation i20 WRC is once again proven as a performance oriented and a class-leading competitive rally machine

 

June 13, 2016 - Hyundai Motorsport has secured its second victory of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season with a dominant performance by the Hyundai Motorsport team’s Thierry Neuville in WRC Rally Italia Sardegna (June 9~12).

Thierry Neuville has been on sublime form throughout the rally, extending his lead over Volkswagen Motorsport’s Jari-Matti Latvala on the final day to win the rally by 24.8 seconds.

The result marks the second victory for the New Generation i20 WRC this season, and the team’s third win in total after Rallye Deutschland in 2014 and Rally Argentina back in April.

Hyundai Motorsport team driver Dani Sordo also had a trouble-free run to claim his fourth consecutive fourth place position. Kevin Abbring, meanwhile, was on top of their game to finish second in the Power Stage, securing their first WRC points.

For Thierry Neuville, the victory is the result of a concerted team effort as well as the improved performance of the New Generation i20 WRC, and marks his first victory in WRC since Germany 2014. It is the most accomplished performance of his career with nine stage wins within his rally history.

Thierry Neuville commented: “A truly fantastic weekend! Great things come to those who earn them, and it’s definitely a nice feeling to share this victory with an amazing team. The New Generation i20 WRC has performed very well, class-leading. It’s been great fun to drive and we’ve felt comfortable. We didn’t feel too much pressure in final stages, but just focused on getting the car safely through to the end. We did everything we needed to and we can now celebrate our second WRC victory.”

Hyundai Motorsport has now taken podiums in five out of six rallies this season, with two victories, making it the team’s most successful WRC season even before reaching the halfway point. Next round of the FIA WRC, WRC Rally Poland, takes place from June 30 to July 3, and will mark the halfway point of the 2016 WRC Championship.

UEFA EURO 2016™ Kicks Off With Hyundai Motor
No. 48910-06-2016309 hits
  • Hyundai Motor puts ‘Real Fans First’ with UEFA EURO 2016™ Fan Parks
  • More than 9,000 fans per game can join the celebrations at Fan Parks in England and the Czech Republic
  • Hyundai Motor provides 428 official vehicles to support the EURO 2016
  • Digital Fan Park, UEFA EURO 2016 Hyundai Predictor game and EURO 2016 test drive enable fans to participate in Hyundai Motor’s marketing activities
  • Online video clips and TV advertisements made by Hyundai Motor raise excitement throughout the tournament

 

June 10, 2016 - Hyundai Motor kicks off its support for the eagerly-anticipated 2016 UEFA European Championship with the start of EURO 2016 today.

Firstly, two new Fan Parks in England and the Czech Republic mark the beginning of the month-long European football tournament which will run until July 10. Since the build up to EURO 2016, Hyundai Motor has been dedicated to enhancing the experience for thousands of European supporters through its ‘Real Fans First’ campaign.

The new venues in London’s King’s Cross Square and Zlute Lazne in Prague will screen games throughout the tournament period. The London venue is one of the city’s major transportation hubs and is Hyundai Motor’s first indoor Fan Park - designed to host 1,000 supporters whenever games are being played. In Prague, 8,000 fans are expected to cheer for their national teams at the outdoor space in the heart of the city. The visitors to each Fan Park will be provided with LED bracelets to help create a unique atmosphere. Each country will help ensure visitor safety by providing appropriate levels of police and security support.

“As an official sponsor of UEFA EURO 2016™, Hyundai Motor is proud to play such a key role in helping football fans all across Europe enjoy this summer’s tournament. We are dedicated to putting Real Fans First and are helping to spread Hyundai Motor’s philosophy of being a caring lifetime partner for our customers by hosting these Fan Parks for supporters across Europe,” said Scott Noh, Director of Overseas Marketing Group.

During the tournament period, Hyundai Motor vehicles will be provided as official vehicles to support the second-most watched football tournament in the world. Among the 428 Hyundai official vehicles, 363 are passenger cars including Sante Fe, Tucson and i30 and 65 are commercial vehicles including H350. These official vehicles will help raise brand awareness across Europe and will be returned to Hyundai dealers at the end of the tournament.

Moreover, national team buses will be distinctly branded with the Hyundai Motor logo and feature each country’s team slogan chosen through the ‘Be There With Hyundai’ campaign held at http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/be-there-with-hyundai/index.html in the run up to the tournament.

Under its own slogan ‘Real Fans First’, Hyundai Motor has been demonstrating its devotion to EURO 2016 and its dedication to enhance the experience for real football fans through a variety of activities leading up to the big kick-off. The innovative Digital Fan Park, launched in April 2016, has enhanced the excitement for fans at the digital platform http://euro2016.hyundai.com. Starting from June 10, the UEFA EURO 2016 Hyundai Predictor game will begin its Bracket Predictor game, allowing fans to submit their prediction of tournament results on http://europredictor.uefa.com/ and win prizes.

Building further anticipation, Hyundai Motor ran online videos in the build-up to the tournament. The first online video ‘Euro 2016 is coming’ has already reached over 34 million views on YouTube (http://youtube/bJ0yLPMpeFU). The second video ‘The Wait’ has been on YouTube (http://youtube/GBuPeSTfBp) since June 1.

Hyundai Motor will also run a dedicated TV advertisement campaign throughout the EURO 2016 period. Across the host country of France, trophy tours took place in 12 cities from April 1 to June 9. During the tournament, Hyundai Motor cars will be on display inside various host stadia. Moreover, UEFA Fan Zones provided by sponsors of UEFA will be open in cities of Paris, Lion, Marseille, Lens and Toulouse.

Finally, Hyundai Motor is also conducting its EURO 2016 test drive program until June 30, giving potential customers in 19 European countries the opportunity to win match tickets by test-driving a Hyundai - with plans for more than 180,000 fans to experience the characterful Hyundai Motor range. All of these activities are open for all fans to participate and enjoy, doubling the excitement and fun of the European football championship.

Hyundai Motor has been an Official Partner of the UEFA European Football Championship for 16 years. As an Official Partner, Hyundai Motor has played a key role in providing official vehicles for national football teams, players, officials and guests as well as staging various events and promotions in support of the competition.

Hyundai Motor Provides 50 Cars for World’s First Fuel Cell Car Sharing Service: BeeZero by The Linde Group
No. 48810-06-2016292 hits
  • Hyundai Motor provides 50 units of Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell for BeeZero¹ car sharing program by The Linde Group²
  • BeeZero is the world’s first fuel cell powered zero-emission car sharing program
  • Hyundai Motor leads the fuel cell electric vehicle roll out in Europe
  • Hyundai Motor continues to expand eco-friendly line-up by introducing world’s first car to offer hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric powertrains in a single body type.

 

June 10, 2016 - Hyundai Motor today delivered 50 units of ix35 Fuel Cell to The Linde Group in Munich, Germany. Under the presence of representatives from Hyundai Motor and The Linde Group, the handover ceremony laid the foundation for the world’s first fuel cell powered zero-emission car sharing service BeeZero, which will start on July 16, 2016.

Launched by a newly founded subsidiary Linde Hydrogen Concepts³ of The Linde Group, BeeZero leverages the century of experience that The Linde Group has with Hyundai Motor. The program also synergizes two mobility trends of car sharing and zero emissions.

“BeeZero’s pioneering concept is the result of great collaborative effort of Hyundai Motor and The Linde Group,” said Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe. “Fuel cell technology for zero-emission mobility is ready for everyday life. With today’s handover of the world’s largest number of fuel cell vehicles to Linde Hydrogen Concepts, we are one step closer to making this sustainable technology available to everyone,” added Schmid.

“Hydrogen technology can be a substantial part of future mobility,” said Dr. Christian Bruch, member of the Executive Board of Linde AG. “Together with our customers, we want to gain practical insights in day-to-day operations and jointly build this future. We expect BeeZero to stimulate both the further development of our hydrogen technologies as well as a hydrogen infrastructure build-up.”

600 kilometers on a single tank
The BeeZero car sharing service will operate on a zone-based model. Fifty units of ix35 Fuel Cell will be available in Munich’s city center and also in different areas of Munich. As with conventional car sharing services, the cars can be easily booked online or via a smartphone app.

The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell can travel about 600 kilometers on a single tank, making it ideal for not only short trips within the city but also longer journeys to lakes or mountains. Hydrogen fuel for BeeZero is sourced from sustainable production processes.

A leader in electric mobility
The ix35 Fuel Cell is the world's first mass-produced and commercially available fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV). Currently, there are more than 250 units of Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell on European roads in 13 countries. That is more than all FCEVs of other manufacturers combined. Going forward, Hyundai Motor will launch the eco-friendly dedicated model IONIQ in Europe, introducing the world’s first car to offer hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric powertrains in a single body type.

Hydrogen For Innovative Vehicles Project (HyFIVE)
The ix35 Fuel Cell deployed are partially funded by the HyFIVE Vehicles Project. HyFIVE is funded by The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), a public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe.

Hyundai Tucson Named One of the 10 Best Family Cars by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com
No. 48708-06-2016331 hits
  • Tucson Earns Accolade from Trusted Outlets for Safety, Reliability and Kid-Friendly

 

June 7, 2016 –Together with Edmunds.com, Parents Magazine named the Hyundai Tucson as a 10 Best Family Car. Parents Magazine is one of the most trusted publications for parents and Edmunds.com is one of the most trusted sources for car shoppers. The two esteemed outlets joined forces and awarded the Tucson for its safety and kid-friendly features, roominess and more.

“Hyundai’s Tucson has a spacious interior. Its clever two-stage reclining seats and plenty of legroom allow kids to kick back and relax,” says Dana Points, editor-in-chief, Parents. “Parents whose hands are always full will appreciate the handy tailgate that swings up automatically when you approach with the key in your pocket.”

For the ninth year in a row, Parents Magazine teamed up with Edmunds.com, the destination for car shopping, to select the top vehicles for families. The ratings were based on factors including quality of ride; safety; comfort and capacity; fuel efficiency; kid-friendly features; price and value; reliability; interior and exterior workmanship; visibility, controls and instrumentation; and attributes, such as appearance, ergonomics and special design features. The Tucson will appear in the July 2016 issue of Parents Magazine and online at Parents.com.

“We understand parents look for vehicles that provide the top safety for their families and we took that seriously with the redesigned Tucson,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “This recognition from Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com shows we are committed to providing better vehicles for our owners – through better safety, quality and design features that set us apart.”

The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson comes equipped with advanced safety features, including Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). The 2016 Tucson also earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS’s) 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation.

Hyundai Motor Signs a Contract to Provide 500 Units of New Super Aero City Buses to Turkmenistan Government
No. 48607-06-2016330 hits
  • Hyundai Motor will supply 500 units of New Super Aero City buses by 2017
  • The contract between Hyundai Motor and Turkmenistan government is worth 66 million USD, the largest bus contract for Hyundai Motor on supplying a single bus model to a foreign country

 

June 7, 2016 –Hyundai Motor signed a contract to provide 500 units of New Super Aero City buses to Turkmenistan Ministry of Motor Transport. These 27 seater New Super Aero City buses will be used as city and intercity buses and for the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games*, a multi-sport event which will be held in Ashgabat next year.

The contract, which is worth 66 million USD and first discussed at the bilateral economic summit between Korea and Turkmenistan in 2014, is the largest bus contract for Hyundai Motor on supplying a single bus model to a foreign country.

The Turkmenistan government is currently carrying out measures to improve the transportation system by replacing aging buses in the run up to the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. Hyundai Motor will start production of the buses in July and complete the delivery of the buses before the start of aforesaid Games in September, 2017. The buses will be optimized to fit the climate conditions of the country.

Hyundai Motor has already provided to Turkmenistan government with 490 units and 200 units of Aero City buses in 2009 and 2012, respectively. By supplying more buses to Turkmenistan, Hyundai Motor expects to raise brand awareness in the country and boost sales of Hyundai buses in Central Asian countries.

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