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The Car Book Honors Genesis and Sonata With “BEST BET” Awards in the U.S.
No. 49028-04-2016315 hits
  • 2016 Model-Year Vehicles Recognized for Meeting the Needs of the American Car Buyer


April 28, 2016 – The Hyundai Genesis and Sonata were honored with The Car Book’s 2016 “BEST BET” distinction. For 36 years, The Car Book has selected vehicles for this recognition based on their response to the performance and safety needs of the American car buyer.

“Hyundai continues to exceed customer expectations in terms of build quality and standard features,” said Jack Gillis, author, The Car Book. “By offering vehicles that respond to the safety and performance needs of today’s consumers, Hyundai continues to make a significant contribution to improving the market choices for the American car buyer.”

The Car Book has been an important guide to help car buyers make smart and sensible decisions. The company evaluates vehicles in nine categories: crash tests, safety features, rollover, preventative maintenance, repair costs, warranty, fuel economy, complaints and insurance, with the heaviest emphasis on safety.

“The BEST BET recognition from The Car Book demonstrates our emphasis on safety and performance with bold styling and advanced technologies across our sedan lineup,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Within the crowded sedan segment today, we strive to deliver cars that are ‘better’ in every aspect, to win over the needs of car buyers—from better safety to better performance. This is a promise we will continue to deliver to our customers.”

The 2016 Genesis is equipped with many advanced safety technology options, including ESC, Lane Departure Warning System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution, Lane Change Assist and a rearview camera. In addition, the Genesis includes Sensory Surround Safety Technologies that help driver alertness, focusing on total occupant safety and the safety of other drivers nearby.

The 2016 Sonata added even more safety equipment, making Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) functionality available to models previously equipped with Forward Collision Warning (FCW). Standard safety equipment includes Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control System; a driver’s side blind-spot mirror; seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag; four-wheel disc brakes and ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with indicators for each tire.

Hyundai Motorsport Takes Rally Argentina Victory With Hayden Paddon for Its New Generation i20 WRC
No. 48925-04-2016321 hits
  • Hyundai Motorsport has secured the first win for its New Generation i20 WRC after a dominant Power Stage for Hayden Paddon and John Kennard
  • Dani Sordo took second in the Power Stage to claim two extra points and take fourth overall, equalling his best result of the season so far
  • Thierry Neuville claimed a top-six finish to allow Hyundai Motorsport to increase Hyundai Motorsport’s Manufacturer Championship points total to 81


April 25, 2016 – Hyundai Motorsport has taken its second ever victory in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on a thrilling final day in Argentina, round four of the 2016 season.

Hayden Paddon and John Kennard, who have been among the quickest, produced a sensational Power Stage performance to eclipse hard-pushing Sébastien Ogier and claim outright victory by 14.3 seconds.

The result not only marks Hayden Paddon’s debut WRC win, but also the maiden victory for Hyundai Motorsport’s New Generation i20 WRC in only its fourth outing. It also continues the team’s most competitive start to a WRC season in its short history adding a third podium and cementing Hyundai Motorsport’s second place in the Manufacturers’ Championship.

Hayden Paddon commented: “I can’t believe it! I really didn’t think we were going to be able to hang on. It all came down to the Power Stage and we pushed really hard. It was particularly special to pull out that performance on El Condor. We’ve worked a lot on that stage because I’ve not been particularly strong on the tight and twisty stages. We drove the wheels off the car. It’s a lot to take in at the moment. It’s a fantastic result for me, John and the whole team. A huge amount of work has gone into the New Generation i20 WRC. I knew from the first test that we could win with it. I just didn’t quite expect it to be so soon.”

This victory continues Hyundai Motorsport’s impressive start to the 2016 WRC season after podiums in Monte-Carlo and Sweden, and fourth in Mexico. It is the team’s first win since Rallye Deutschland in 2014 and this afternoon’s Power Stage performance underlines the potential that the New Generation i20 WRC has on a level playing field against its rivals.

Team Principal Michel Nandan said: “This is a rally weekend that we will never forget! Hayden has put in the performance of his career to take one of the most popular victories we’ve seen in WRC in recent times. His pace and commitment in the Power Stage was impressive; he and John both deserve this win. It’s fantastic for all of us at Hyundai Motorsport. It is our second win in WRC but the first with our New Generation i20 WRC in only its fourth event. We’ve worked so hard on this car so to see the fruit of our work is very special. All our drivers and team members can share in this moment. While we will enjoy this moment, we know there is more to do so we will continue to push development of the New Generation i20 WRC. Portugal is next with a new set of demands and challenges.”

The fifth round of the FIA World Rally Championship, Rally de Portugal, takes place 19-22 May as Hyundai Motorsport aims to continue the winning momentum with the New Generation i20 WRC.

Hyundai Motor and Cisco Collaborate for Global Connected Car Project
No. 48822-04-2016301 hits
  • Collaboration will accelerate development of connected vehicle technologies
  • High-speed in-vehicle networks will transfer data faster than ever before
  • Innovations in advanced integrated technology will lead the connected car market


April 19, 2016 - Hyundai Motor Company is accelerating developments in connected car technology by collaborating with Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT and networking equipment. The cooperation is part of Hyundai Motor’s wider strategy to establish an industry-leading connected car platform through collaboration with leading technology partners.

Hyundai Motor will initially focus on the next generation of in-vehicle networks at the core of connected car technology, optimizing the transmission and reception of data within the vehicle. The technology will not only transmit and receive data faster, but also allow each subsystem inside the vehicle to communicate more effectively; this is essential to enabling future connected cars to incorporate the increasingly complex features that transfer ever-growing amounts of data in real time.

Hyundai Motor and Cisco will collaborate to create a testing environment for vehicle simulation. The companies will cooperate on basic research to thoroughly analyze the flow of data and verify new technologies for connected cars. Moreover, Hyundai Motor will invest in cloud, big data analytics and connected car security technologies, with huge investment in research and development.

“Future connected cars will open new innovations in quality, safety, and security, as never before. By expanding time and space, more safety will be guaranteed for our customers. Hyundai Motor will provide new values that go beyond our customers’ expectations in safety, quality and security through cooperating with Cisco. This collaboration will be a chance to bring closer the Hyundai Motor-led future of connected cars and shift paradigms of new mobility,” said Euisun Chung, Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor.

Hyundai Motor Vice Chairman Euisun Chung and Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins paid a visit to the startup that created the simulation testing environment for the connected car project in order to share and discuss the advancement in the research, and showed interest in fostering a startup-friendly environment.

“This is truly an exciting time to collaborate with Hyundai Motor. Digital disruption into the automotive industry is being driven by technologies that are creating new user experiences; and our leadership in the areas of connected vehicles, security, and large-scale communication technologies will be crucial to establishing an industry-leading platform. Cisco is honored to join efforts with Hyundai Motor on the Connected Car initiative, and to play our part in the automotive industry’s evolution,” said Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco.

Hyundai Motor recently outlined its Connected Car Roadmap, introducing four main service fields as part of its “Hyper-connected Intelligent Cars” concept. The mid- to long- term development focus includes: smart remote maintenance service, autonomous driving, Smart Traffic, and connectivity Mobility Hub, all of which will benefit from continued R&D investment in the fields of in-vehicle networks, cloud and big data analytics and connected car security technologies.

Hyundai Motorsport Aims for Argentina Podium After Strong WRC Season Start
No. 48715-04-2016381 hits
  • Hyundai Motorsport set to continue its strongest start to a WRC season as the team returns to WRC Rally Argentina (April 21-24)
  • The team is aiming for its third podium finish with the New Generation i20 WRC, which has already shown good pace in the opening three rounds of the season
  • Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo will drive for Hyundai Shell World Rally Team, whilst Hayden Paddon will fly the Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team banner


April 15, 2016 - Hyundai Motorsport is looking to continue the positive start to the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season as the team takes on WRC Rally Argentina, the fourth event of the 2016 WRC season. Based in the lakeside resort of Villa Carlos Paz, Rally Argentina will take place from April 21 to 25 at 700km north-west of Buenos Aires.

The New Generation i20 WRC has already demonstrated its competitiveness in each of the three rounds of the Championship so far - in Monte Carlo, Sweden and Mexico - and the team will now target its first-ever podium in Argentina.

WRC Rally Argentina is a challenging event – Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo’s best results are both fifth-place finishes, achieved in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Thierry Neuville will take to the #3 New Generation i20 WRC with Dani Sordo in the #4 car, both crews competing under the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team banner. Hayden Paddon has only driven Argentina once before with Hyundai Motorsport and will line up in the #20 car for the Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team.

Hyundai Motorsport Team Principal Michel Nandan said: “We head to Argentina with a lot of momentum after our performances at the first three rallies of the year. We have two podiums and a fourth-place finish in those three events, so it is our best start to a year of WRC competition - we want to keep this going! Rally Argentina is a tough event that is well known for how hard it is on the cars as well as for the drivers, but we are confident with our New Generation i20 WRC. We will approach it with all of the experience our team has gained in previous years at the event. The whole team is very motivated to maintain our strong start to the season.”

Hyundai Motorsport will touch down in Argentina with considerable momentum after claiming its first back-to-back podium finishes in WRC with Thierry Neuville taking third in Monte-Carlo in January and Hayden Paddon finishing second in Sweden in February. This pair of podiums was then followed by Dani Sordo’s fourth place in Rally Mexico - a combination of results that makes for the Hyundai Motorsport’s strongest start since it entered WRC in 2014.

‘Euro 2016 is coming’: Hyundai Motor Invites Real Fans to UEFA EURO 2016™
No. 48615-04-2016413 hits
  • Hyundai Motor supports UEFA EURO 2016™ under its slogan ‘Real Fans First’
  • Online ‘Digital Fan Park’ launched for all fans to enjoy the fun of football
  • Fans can experience a variety of EURO 2016 events set up by Hyundai Motor


April 15, 2016 - Hyundai Motor is raising excitement ahead of EURO 2016 by launching a ‘Digital Fan Park’ and promoting its slogan ‘Real Fans First’. As an official partner of the eagerly anticipated international football competition, the ‘Real Fans First’ campaign demonstrates Hyundai Motor’s devotion to EURO 2016 and its dedication to enhance the experience for real football fans.

The innovative ‘Digital Fan Park’ is an interactive online space created for football fans that Hyundai Motor is sure will intensify their enjoyment of EURO 2016. To drum-up as much excitement and support as possible before the tournament, a series of video clips each entitled ‘Euro 2016 is coming’ will be uploaded on the online platform and various experiences will be offered within the ‘Digital Fan Park’.

“Hyundai Motor will operate an online community for football fans, who are actually the main stars of EURO 2016. We will spread Hyundai Motor’s philosophy of being a caring lifetime partner by putting Real Fans First during EURO 2016. The tournament is more than just a European competition, and we relish being able to enjoy the games with our customers all over the world,” said Scott Noh, Director of the Overseas Marketing Group.

The ‘Digital Fan Park’ will be available from April 15 to July 10 in more than 18 languages to fans in regions including Europe, Middle East and Latin America. The platform will run on Hyundai Motor’s worldwide website (

The ‘Digital Fan Park’ can be enjoyed by Hyundai Motor customers in a variety of ways. A ‘Real Fans Licence’ is awarded to passionate fans who upload pictures and messages to cheer for their national teams - the online campaign runs from April 15 to July 10. The first half of the activity begins on April 15 and runs to May 8, providing a total of 480 EURO 2016 tickets for football fans.

The second half of the campaign, running from May 9 to July 10, will award a Hyundai i20 to the lucky winner of a prize draw.

Moreover, fans who have EURO 2016 game tickets and those who participate in the first half of the ‘Real Fans Licence’ campaign can enter a raffle to be chauffeured to a match. The winners of a ‘Real Fans Chauffeur Licence’ will benefit from a Hyundai Tucson shuttle service from the airport to hotels and football stadiums in France. This service will be offered during the preliminary rounds of EURO 2016.

In addition to these campaigns, the ‘Real Fans Match Up’ is another online platform where fans can cheer for their national teams, potentially sharing the excitement on social media and inviting participation from friends. Moreover, fans can apply for test drives through country-specific Hyundai Motor websites and also participate in the ‘Be There With Hyundai’ campaign at

The online video clip ‘Euro 2016 is coming’ will be on the website from April 15. The video portrays a touching story of a boy who, let down after not being able to buy tickets to EURO 2016, is then able to enjoy the games with other football fans at the Hyundai Fan Park. The link to the video clip is as follows:

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