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Third in Finland for Paddon and Kennard

09 August, 2022
Kiwi rally stars Hayden Paddon and John Kennard finished Rally Finland in fourth place in the WRC2 category, but the later disqualification of original winner Teemu Suninen elevated the pair to third place in the official results.

Paddon resets and refocuses for Rally Finland

01 August, 2022
Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon has pressed the reset button as he and the Hyundai New Zealand Rally team refocus for Rally Finland running 4 to 7 August. After the disappointment of Paddon and others testing positive for covid at Rally Estonia early in July, the team is working hard on their development plans with the Hyundai i20 N Rally2 car to be ready for their second WRC2 event in Finland.

NZ Post first Kiwi owner of Hyundai hydrogen-powered truck

18 July, 2022
It has been announced today that the first of Hyundai New Zealand’s five XCIENT hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric trucks has been snapped up by NZ Post. The Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell truck was officially unveiled in its working livery by NZ Post at an event held at their Auckland Operations Centre and attended by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods.

Hyundai Motor’s N Brand Unveils Two Rolling Lab Concepts, Signaling High-Performance Vision for Electrification Era

15 July, 2022
Hyundai Motor’s high-performance N sub-brand is revealing its electrification vision to demonstrate the company’s commitment to future-focused zero-emissions technologies. RN22e and N Vision 74 are inspirational examples of N’s electrification vision. These two ‘rolling lab’ concepts demonstrate Hyundai Motor’s ambition to become a leader in the zero-emissions future.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 Electrified Streamliner Debuts with Extended Range and Innovative Personal Space

14 July, 2022
Hyundai Motor Company launched the eagerly awaited IONIQ 6 Electrified Streamliner with a digital world premiere film. As the new model in the brand’s IONIQ all-electric lineup brand, the electrified streamliner’s array of advanced technologies, personalized space and features and extended range redefine the boundaries of electric mobility.

Paddon pleased with debut in new Hyundai New Zealand Rally car heading into Rally Estonia

12 July, 2022
Hayden Paddon, John Kennard and the Hyundai New Zealand Rally team were pleased with the results of their first event with the brand-new Hyundai i20 N Rally2 car in Latvia and are now focused on their preparation for Rally Estonia. The Kiwi rally team contested Rally Latvia, a round of the FIA European Rally Championship which ran 1 to 3 July, having taken delivery of the new Rally2 car just two days prior. With no opportunity to test the car themselves, Paddon’s first drive was at the rally’s shakedown stage.

Hyundai Motor Unveils Design of All-Electric IONIQ 6, Electrified Streamliner with Mindful Interior Design

29 June, 2022
– Hyundai Motor Company today revealed the streamlined and timeless design of the highly anticipated IONIQ 6, the second model in its IONIQ dedicated all-electric-vehicle lineup brand. IONIQ 6, which Hyundai describes as an Electrified Streamliner, is aerodynamically sculpted and makes innovative use of sustainable materials to reflect today’s EV customers’ values.

The all-new Hyundai PAVISE

22 June, 2022
Hyundai New Zealand announced it will launch a mid-duty truck known as the Hyundai PAVISE, in New Zealand next month. The new model joins the Mighty light duty and XCIENT heavy duty models as the brands key models locally.

Hyundai Motor’s IONIQ 6 Teased in Concept Sketch

21 June, 2022
Hyundai Motor Company today revealed a design concept sketch of its highly anticipated IONIQ 6, the second model in Hyundai’s IONIQ all-electric vehicle lineup brand.

Paddon wins South Canterbury Rally before return to Europe

20 June, 2022
Hayden Paddon, with brand-new co-driver Jaren Hudson alongside, has won the one-day South Canterbury Rally to maintain his lead in the New Zealand Rally Championship before he departs for four events in Europe over the next two months.

South Canterbury Rally offers Paddon valuable prep for Europe

16 June, 2022
The one-day South Canterbury Rally, running 18 June near Timaru, offers Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon more competitive kilometres behind the wheel as he readies for his return to European rallying later this month.

Tūaropaki Trust embraces fuel cell technology with Hyundai NEXO

31 May, 2022
The latest zero emission hydrogen technology is now visible on central North Island roads. Tūaropaki Trust, a land-based organisation near Taupō with interests in geothermal energy, milk powder production, energy services, horticulture, food innovation technology, viticulture and dairy farming, has taken ownership of a new Hyundai NEXO.

XCIENT Fuel Cell (FCEV) project update

29 April, 2022
A month ago our first XCIENT hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric truck completed its conversion into right-hand drive, undertaken by local engineers in Cambridge. The truck has been painted and bodywork is underway, ready to enter service in a freight fleet. We’ll be able to tell you more soon.

NZ Car of the Year, IONIQ 5, now World Car of the Year

19 April, 2022
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 won big at the prestigious 2022 World Car Awards overnight, with the all-electric named World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle of the Year and World Car Design of the Year. IONIQ 5 was recognised by a jury of 102 automotive journalists from 33 countries around the world. The innovative battery electric vehicle (BEV), which has already won New Zealand Car of the Year, won all three categories in which it was nominated.

Paddon’s sixth NZRC title bid off to strong start

10 April, 2022
Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon, co-driver John Kennard and the Hyundai New Zealand Rally team put together a near perfect performance for the opening round of the New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) in Dunedin over the weekend of 9-10 April.

Paddon and Kennard fired up for the Otago Rally

04 April, 2022
The New Zealand Rally Championship gets underway in Dunedin this weekend (9-10 April) with the Otago Rally, and Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard are fired up to better last year’s stage times and get their championship bid off to a strong start.

EV orders and interest soar in New Zealand

23 March, 2022
yundai New Zealand says petrol price turmoil has doubled the number of Kiwis buying its electric IONIQ 5, driven enquiry online and in dealerships, and quadrupled the number of New Zealanders interested in buying electric vehicles.

Reaching the Pinnacle with Hyundai

26 May, 2022
- Hyundai New Zealand has a solid reputation for achieving great things in the world of cars. From winning the 2021 New Zealand Car of the Year for the all-electric IONIQ 5, developing the world’s first Kona electric rally car in collaboration with Hayden Paddon, and being the first to introduce hydrogen-powered vehicles to Aotearoa. The locally-owned distributor is not only committed to leading the way in the local automotive sector, but is also investing in inspiring the next generation of global and community leaders.

The Hyundai Santa Fe gets a hybrid powertrain

29 March, 2022
New Zealand’s top-selling large SUV, the Hyundai Santa Fe gets a hybrid powertrain. Santa Fe is Hyundai’s longest-running SUV now in its 22nd year of sale. Sold in New Zealand since 2001, the 7-seater SUV has been praised for its comfort and roominess, comprehensive standard features and functional cabin design, as well as safety, having received a 5 star ANCAP rating. The latest series of hybrid technology enhancements provide Santa Fe lovers with another choice in the range, that are looking to have a lesser impact on the environment, without compromising on power and creature comforts.

Hyundai Motor accelerates electrification strategy, targeting 7% of global EV market by 2030

04 March, 2022
- Hyundai Motor Company today unveiled a strategic roadmap to accelerate its electrification ambition as it pursues sustainable progress for the company. President and CEO Jaehoon Chang and other executives presented the plans to shareholders and investors, and other various stakeholders at the ‘2022 CEO Investor Day’ virtual forum. The company also unveiled targets for sales and financial performance to be achieved by 2030.