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Hyundai New Zealand Rally take on European Rally Championship challenge

28 February, 2023
Hyundai New Zealand Rally led by Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard are taking on a new challenge for 2023 with their entry into 2023 FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) driving a Hyundai i20 N Rally2 car.

IONIQ 6. Electrified Streamliner.

28 February, 2023
Introducing the first-ever IONIQ 6, which packs game-changing technologies into a sleek streamliner body inspired by the Hyundai Prophecy concept.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 receives record ANCAP safety rating

20 February, 2023
Hyundai’s fully-electric IONIQ 6 has received a five-star ANCAP safety rating, scoring a record high 97% in its protection of adult occupants, and full points scored on tests for its protection of children.

Hyundai Motor strengthen relationship with New Zealand Open

20 February, 2023
Having been a supporter of not only the New Zealand Open for many years, but also Golf across the country through their support of Golf New Zealand, Hyundai is delighted to announce that we have extended our commitment to the tournament for a further three years.

Police select Hyundai Kona and IONIQ 5 for battery-electric fleet

06 December, 2022
Hyundai New Zealand has supplied battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) for the New Zealand Police plan to build an emissions-free vehicle fleet within five years. 34 64kWh Hyundai Kona and five 72kWh IONIQ 5 EVs will provide Police support personnel with the technology, space, and efficiency needed for a demanding work environment.

Truly modern Hyundai 2023 IONIQ 6 unveiled at Fieldays

28 November, 2022
The showstopping all-new Hyundai 2023 IONIQ 6 makes its New Zealand debut at National Fieldays this Wednesday, with EV features never seen in this country.

Paddon and Kennard add APRC championships to list of achievements

28 November, 2022
Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard are the 2022 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champions, having secured the title at the winner-takes-all APRC final at the Coffs Coast Rally in northern New South Wales over the weekend of 25 to 27 November.

Emissions-free options grow for commercial transport

24 November, 2022
Hyundai New Zealand today revealed it will preview its new Mighty electric powered truck at the TMC Trucking Show this Friday in Canterbury, and have it on display at National Fieldays from 30 November, where Hyundai is a major sponsor. The Mighty electric is the latest in Hyundai New Zealand’s fleet of carbon-neutral commercial vehicles. A year ago, Hyundai launched New Zealand’s first hydrogen powered heavy truck, the XCIENT Fuel Cell.

Hyundai Motor Group announces future roadmap for Software Defined Vehicles

12 October, 2022
Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) to transform customer experience and deliver an unprecedented era of mobility via constantly evolving software technology

Paddon wins Ashley Forest Rallysprint in all-electric Hyundai Kona

18 September, 2022
Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon piloted the Hyundai Kona EV rally car to its second victory at the Ashley Forest Rallysprint, 1.7km gravel hillclimb which took place north of Christchurch on 17 and 18 September. At just its second event, the all-electric Hyundai Kona developed and run by Paddon Rallysport, showed it’s a force to be reckoned with as Paddon battled with another former Ashley Forest winner Rotorua’s Sloan Cox.

Paddon ready to electrify Ashley Forest Rallysprint

13 September, 2022
Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon is taking the Hyundai Kona EV rally car into competition for just the second time at the Ashley Forest Rallysprint taking place over the weekend of 17 and 18 September. Paddon won the short, intense 1.7 km gravel hillclimb near Rangiora when it was last run in 2019 with a blistering time of 52.77 seconds in his Hyundai i20 AP4 rally car, which is the most successful car in New Zealand Rally Championship history.

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

03 January, 2024
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

03 January, 2024
– 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

21 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.