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

03 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.

Hyundai New Zealand enters WRC2 with Hayden Paddon

04 March, 2022
A 100 percent New Zealand rally team returns to world rallying with confirmation that Hyundai New Zealand is backing Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon with an exciting new, international partnership.

Staria Load: NZ’s safest van

30 October, 2023
ANCAP, Australasia’s independent voice on vehicle safety, has released a Commercial Van Safety Comparison report highlighting the differences in safety specification and the varying levels of active safety performance across 16 commercial vans.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 named New Zealand Car of the Year

23 February, 2022
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 has been awarded the New Zealand Car of the Year – the most prestigious and longest running award in the country. The New Zealand Car of the Year is selected by members of the New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild, the professional body for motoring journalists from around the country. The Guild’s two-dozen voting members test the vehicles in their home environment – important for providing a ‘real world’ result.

Hyundai N e-Festival Global League kicks off for exciting digital motorsport competition

24 January, 2022
Hyundai Motor Company today launched the Global League of Hyundai N e-Festival, a digital motorsport competition where players will vie for the top spot in an exciting virtual reality (VR) gaming environment.

Introducing i20 N: The ultimate Corner Rascal

29 January, 2022
Introducing i20 N, Hyundai’s first light hot hatchback, and the third knockout punch from the acclaimed N Division. Don’t be fooled by its featherweight proportions - i20 N can run with its N stablemates, delivering its speed and performance with a fun personality that turns every trip into a Special Stage.

Hyundai Motor’s IONIQ 5 and STARIA Win GOOD DESIGN Awards

11 January, 2022
Hyundai Motor Company announced it has received multiple accolades at 2021 GOOD DESIGN Awards, with its IONIQ 5 and STARIA models both selected as winners in the transportation category. Hyundai Motor also triumphed across several other categories, including interactive media, household, mobile applications and graphic design.

5 stars for Staria

17 December, 2021
The Hyundai Staria and Staria Load have today been awarded the maximum 5 star safety rating by ANCAP, Australasia’s independent voice on vehicle safety.

AA DRIVEN NZ Car of the Year 2021: IONIQ 5 wins in “Luxury” category

17 December, 2021
While it’s been racking up the awards globally, IONIQ 5 has earned its first award locally. Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 has won the AA DRIVEN NZ Car of the Year 2021 award in the “Luxury” category.

IONIQ 5 Vehicle-To-Load (V2L) function awards a 2021 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award

02 December, 2021
The IONIQ 5 Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) capability has been awarded a 2021 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award in the Automotive Category. The distinguished award is selected by a panel of expert judges and editors from Popular Science.

i20 N wins highest accolade at Top Gear awards

05 December, 2021
Hyundai Motor has taken highest honours at the Top Gear annual awards 2021, winning Car of the Year with i20 N and being named overall Manufacturer of the Year in recognition of the brand’s class leading model line-up.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 named 2022 ‘German Car of the Year’

25 November, 2021
Just half a year after its launch in the German market, Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 has been named 2022 ‘German Car of the Year’ (GCOTY). In the final round of the notable award, the fully-electric midsize CUV prevailed over its world-class competitors.

Hyundai's XCIENT Fuel Cell has landed on NZ soil

21 November, 2021
Yesterday Hyundai New Zealand unloaded the nation’s first hydrogen-powered truck, the XCIENT FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle) at the Port of Auckland.

Hyundai Motor Unveils SEVEN Concept, Segment-busting SUEV for IONIQ Brand

18 November, 2021
Hyundai Motor Company today revealed SEVEN, the new sport utility electric vehicle (SUEV) concept at AutoMobility LA. This category-bending electric SUV concept will be on display in Hyundai Motor’s booth, along with other segment-leading products such as IONIQ 5, and XCIENT Fuel Cell, at the LA Convention Center, Nov. 19-28.

IONIQ 5 is carsales Car of the Year

17 November, 2021
IONIQ 5 has been judged 2021 carsales Car of the Year (COTY), marking Hyundai’s first victory in the prestigious award’s history.

Hyundai IONIQ 5 named Green Car Journal's 2022 Green SUV of the Year™

11 November, 2021
Hyundai’s all-new IONIQ 5 has earned the prestigious honour of Green SUV of the Year™ by Green Car Journal. Selecting the Green SUV of the Year™ is a distinguished jury of automotive experts and Green Car Journal staff.