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Gary Cockram Hyundai now Principal Partner of the Crusaders

10 January, 2020
Long-term Crusaders sponsor, Gary Cockram Hyundai, has today announced that, with support from Hyundai New Zealand, they have extended their partnership with the Investec Super Rugby club and will feature on the front of the team’s home jerseys from the 2020 season.

Uber and Hyundai Motor announce aerial ridesharing partnership, release new full-scale Air Taxi model at CES

09 January, 2020
Uber and Hyundai Motor Company have today announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Hyundai Motor Presents Vision for Human-Centered Future Cities through Smart Mobility Solutions at CES 2020

20 December, 2019
Hyundai will unveil its first concept Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) as part of the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) landscape. The use of airspace is expected to alleviate road congestion and give back quality time to city commuters.

Burling and Tuke win gold on dramatic final day at Hyundai 49er World Champs

10 December, 2019
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have been involved in a few dramatic days during their sailing careers but few as sensational as today and it just made a fifth world 49er title that much more special.

Hyundai and Kia Debut Virtual Reality (VR) Design Evaluation System

19 December, 2019
Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have debuted a new virtual reality (VR) design evaluation system at the brands’ global design headquarters. The new system, introduced to the Namyang Research and Development Center in South Korea, demonstrates a heightened focus on enhancing vehicle development processes through the implementation of VR technology.

Hyundai Reveals Vision T Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept

21 November, 2019
Hyundai today unveiled its innovative Vision T Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept at 2019 AutoMobility LA. The Vision T is the seventh in a series of Hyundai Design Center concepts expressing Hyundai’s evolving Sensuous Sportiness global design language.

Hyundai Motor Group Develops World’s First Road Active Noise Control Technology

13 November, 2019
Hyundai Motor Group today announced the development of the world’s first Road Active Noise Control (RANC) system. The first-ever system dramatically reduces noise within the cabin of a vehicle.

Hyundai to reveal Veloster “Grappler” concept vehicle at 2019 SEMA Show

17 October, 2019
Hyundai will unveil the Veloster “Grappler” concept at the 2019 SEMA show. The Grappler concept boasts increased ground clearance, combining superb approach and departure angles for confident off-roading capability, while custom front and rear brush guards were developed to ensure the Veloster Grappler is protected whenever the terrain turns unpredictable. Oversized all-terrain tires and rally-themed Method Racing® wheels yield a menacing demeanour and functional capability, while Borla® cat-back exhaust components add a visceral audible resonance.

Paddon Shatters Ashley Forest Hillclimb Record to Take Win

22 September, 2019
Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon and his Paddon Rallysport team has shattered the Ashley Forest Rallysprint record with a blistering time of 52.77 seconds in the Hyundai AP4++ to win the high-profile hillclimb event.

Hyundai Motorsport reveals the Veloster N ETCR

11 September, 2019
Hyundai Motorsport has today revealed the Veloster N ETCR, its first-ever electric race car, at the International Motor Show (IAA) media day in Frankfurt.

Hyundai New Zealand's EV Technical Training Programme Recognised by Mito

02 September, 2019
Qualified Automotive Technicians across New Zealand can now upskill with a new qualification approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) that focuses on the safe inspection, servicing and repair of Electric Vehicles (EVs). MITO, the industry-training organisation for the automotive sector, has worked together with industry representatives to develop the qualification, the New Zealand Certificate in Electric Vehicle Automotive Engineering (Level 5).

Hyundai Motor’s Leftover Materials Re:Styled by Zero + Maria Cornejo

02 September, 2019
Hyundai Motor Company is partnering with ready-to-wear fashion brand Zero + Maria Cornejo to host Re:Style, an exclusive cultural event showcasing a creative upcycling collaboration between the automotive and fashion industries. The event will take place on September 6, the opening night of the 2020 S/S New York Fashion Week, at the trendy Public Kitchen restaurant in New York

Hyundai Motor Group Showcases Future Mobility Vision at Hyundai Hydrogen World in China

27 August, 2019
Hyundai Motor Group announced today the opening of the Hyundai Hydrogen World -- an exhibition hall dedicated to the fuel-cell electric vehicle, related technologies and energy -- and illuminated the way forward for the world’s sustainable mobility

Mission accomplished with Paddon’s Pacific Cup win

26 August, 2019
Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon has won the FIA Pacific Rally Cup – part of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) – at the Eureka Rush Rally in Victoria, Australia on 26 August.

The Paddon Rallysport Group Hyundai EV Rally Car Project

20 August, 2019
Early in 2018, Hayden Paddon spent some time thinking about what he wanted to do with Paddon Rallysport Group (PRG) as a team. What was the team’s future? It would always involve rallying, but would the focus be domestic or international?

Hyundai Motor’s Sonata Hybrid makes global debut

23 July, 2019
Hyundai Motor launched Sonata Hybrid equipped with world’s first Active Shift Control (ASC) technology and solar roof system.

Kona Electric sweeps automotive category at 2019 Good Design Awards

22 July, 2019
The Hyundai Kona Electric has earned top honours at the 2019 Good Design Awards, securing the overall award in the Automotive and Transport product category.

First to sell over 100 new 100% electric vehicles in a month

11 July, 2019
The team at Hyundai New Zealand is celebrating a record high of new EV sales in June, selling 105 out of 207 registered passenger 100% electric vehicles in the country. The company is the first car manufacturer to crack sales of over 100 new fully electric vehicles in a month in New Zealand.

New Zealand Golf drive forward with Hyundai New Zealand

11 July, 2019
Today New Zealand Golf has announced a new partnership with Hyundai New Zealand as they extend their commitment to grow the love of golf around the country.

Paddon ready for WRC return in Finland

03 July, 2019
New Zealand rally star Hayden Paddon returns to the top level of world rallying with the announcement that he will drive the third M-Sport Fiesta WRC car at Rally Finland in August.