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According to Interbrand’s latest rankings, Hyundai Motor is among the most valued brands in the world for the fourth consecutive year. Hyundai’s global brand value has grown another 3% since 2017 to a record high of US $13.5 billion. This result successfully places Hyundai in the top 40 Best Global Brands. They are now ranked the 36th most valuable brand and all that through challenging conditions across many global markets.
Much has changed since 2001 when the first Hyundai Santa Fe appeared on the scene but not in terms of popularity. Like a fine wine, the Hyundai Santa Fe has aged incredibly well over the years and not only in looks, but also style and performance.
Hyundai is South Africa’s fifth most popular car brand and it’s no surprise really with their range of mid-range, compact SUVs. With efforts to keep up with new trends and technologies, Hyundai is ringing the changes to their legendary SUVs, the Tucson and Creta. Adding to their collection of in-demand vehicles, the Hyundai Creta and Hyundai Tucson are now available with additional comfort features and elegant styling. The larger Hyundai Tucson also gets a few mechanical changes.
Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition
Hyundai commissioned a survey of 2 000 respondents ahead of the UK release of Ant-Man and the Wasp, which features the Hyundai Kona, the new Hyundai Veloster and the upcoming Santa Fe. Cars from the Marvel franchise that also got respondents excited include Tony Stark’s Audi R8 (Iron Man) and Acura NSX (The Avengers), as well as Hank Pym’s Triumph Spitfire (Ant-Man).
Hyundai has recently partnered with Amazon to offer customers a virtual showroom, making them the first automaker to create such a page. In addition to buying a set of headphones, American customers can now shop for their next Hyundai on the e-commerce site. While they can’t buy a car directly from Amazon, customers can visit the virtual showroom to compare prices, read reviews, book a test drive and find a Hyundai dealership in their area on Hyundaiusa.com.
Hyundai has entered into a strategic partnership with Israeli auto tech company, Autotalks. The collaboration is aimed at developing the next generation Vehicle to Everything (V2X) chipset for connected cars. This will result in improved vehicle and road safety, mobility and a vital step toward autonomous driving and potential business opportunities within smart city infrastructure.
You like Vivaldi, but your kids prefer the pumping beats of Drake and Jay-Z. You need the navigation system on audio to get you to your destination safely, but your wife just got the baby to sleep in the car seat. Or perhaps you need to take an urgent business call while you’re en route to rugby practice with four unruly boys in the back seat because it’s your turn to man the carpool. We all know the frustrations of sharing the auditory space in a vehicle with the people closest to us, and there’s no denying that it can drive even the most patient person completely and utterly bonkers.
Part 3 of the young entrepreneurs’ docuseries with Hyundai Ioniq and Buzzfeed presents “How One Rooftop Farm Could Make Your City Better”. Co-founder of Up Top Acres, Kristof Grina, decided to pursue two of his biggest dreams – living in a big city and farming. Imagine changing a city landscape from dull and under-utilised rooftops to an urban farming sensation.
The Hyundai Veloster is indisputably cool. It’s not often that a dream-come-true concept vehicle makes its way off of paper and onto our showroom floors, but that’s exactly what happened with this sleek hatchback/coupe. And now the Veloster has managed to up its coolness quotient yet again by aligning itself with the newly-released Marvel Studios superhero movie Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Space. Convenience. Utility. The Hyundai H-1 bus has always been an all-around people pleaser. Whether you need some extra space to cart around your crew to sports practice, have a big family that likes to get out there and explore the world, or need room to grow your business, the H-1 is the vehicle you want in your corner. Affordable, easy to maintain, fuel-efficient – what’s not to love? And now we’ve tweaked the existing model to bring you three all-new derivatives that are poised to make Hyundai bus-ownership even more effortless.
Here’s what Hyundai H-1 enthusiasts can look forward to: