Hyundai Innovation

Leading the charge.

Leading the charge

We’re not here to follow - we’re here to lead.

Hyundai has introduced many of the nation’s automotive firsts here in New Zealand, including advanced engine technologies and innovative safety features (which are now considered industry standards!  And we’re still pushing to do bigger and better.

From our work in sustainability to our use of high-quality build materials and advanced modern technology, we’re always striving for perfection - and will stop at nothing to get there.

Hyundai's innovation story

We’re extremely proud to be able to meet the needs and requirements of our customers through the development and implementation of new vehicle functions, such as electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving. Because Hyundai NZ is a 100% kiwi business, we ensure you get the best of both worlds – the benefits of global investment, research and development, combined with our local commitment and understanding. Read below to follow our innovation journey through the years.

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To get the best, sometimes you have to do the work yourself. That’s why when it comes to our steel - the very foundation of all of our vehicles - we make it ourselves.

Because we source and make our own steel, we can ensure that it meets our every exacting performance standard, improving strength while reducing weight and keeping our customers safe.

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Cars should be fun, but safety is always most important on the road. At Hyundai NZ, we have a long history of being some of the country’s leading innovators in road safety, introducing many of the nation’s firsts that have since gone on to become automotive standards.

Our legacy of safety inspires our modern innovation, too. Hyundai cars are still famous for their safety thanks to our use of SmartSense™ driver assistance systems, which is just one reason we’re consistently awarded five-star ratings by ANCAP.

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Our performance vehicles

Driving isn’t meant to be boring. That’s why we’ve developed our range of Hyundai N performance cars, honed in some of the world’s toughest conditions and proven on real championship race tracks.

Kona N

The fully electric family SUV that knows how to have fun. Able to launch from 0 to 100 km/h in less than six seconds, the Hyundai Kona N is expanding the boundaries of performance.

i30 N

The tried and tested Hyundai rally champion car can now be owned by you at home. The famous i30 N Series II has redefined how the world views Hyundai cars.

i20 N

All new and ready to launch, the i20 N has been inspired by our highly successful i20 Coupe WRC car, and packed with all the modern safety and performance innovations you’d expect in a modern road vehicle.


As Hyundai N's first performance EV, this high-performance, battery-electric vehicle redefines electric driving.

With 478 kW dual-motor AWD power, racetrack capability, and a more involved driving experience, the IONIQ 5 N delivers an electrifying experience that will leave you breathless.

Get ready to elevate your driving to new heights.

Hyundai Marine

We might be mad about cars, but when we’re not on the road you can find us on the water.

Hyundai NZ is the importer and distributor for Hyundai Seasall marine engines in NZ, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Samoa and Tonga. These motors are growing increasingly known for their efficiency and build quality, utilising the advanced Hyundai powertrain technologies that have been proven in the automotive sector and blending them with the needs of a marine environment.

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