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September 2018 saw Hyundai Automotive South Africa announce their plans to revive the popular Hyundai Atos in South Africa. Reports suggest that the new version budget hatchback is scheduled to arrive early in 2019. To whet the appetite even further, they have now hinted at local pricing.
If you’re an avid follower of new vehicle trends and futuristic concepts, the new Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup ticks all the boxes. At first glance, it features out-of-the-box styling synonymous with futuristic car concepts which speak volumes of a job well done for the Korean automaker.
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.
At a recent gathering of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum, which took place in Singapore, Executive Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun went on the record stating that the auto company is squarely committed to facilitating a global switch to green hydrogen energy in any way it can. He noted that the UN has warned that global carbon emissions have to be stymied significantly by 2030 if there is to be hope for a sustainable future.
According to the exciting news that was unveiled in September of this year, the Hyundai Atos nameplate is poised to be revived in South Africa in the first quarter of 2019. The new iteration of everyone’s favourite Korean budget hatchback made its way onto Indian roads in October wearing the Santro badge and is currently being adapted for the needs of SA motorists.
The first Hyundai i20 drove off the showroom floor as far back as 2008. Using an entirely new platform created at Hyundai’s European technical centre, it allowed the Korean automaker to enter Europe’s competitive subcompact B segment. In the last ten years, the i20 has seen several upgrades but the best is yet to come.
Hyundai is once again in the news winning yet another award. This time it’s all about the inverted headlight design that has earned them the International Design Excellence Award.
Hyundai Motorstudio Digital is a new concept from the Korean automaker that could spell the future of car showrooms. While no actual cars are on display here, this advanced digital studio offers a virtual experience allowing customers to view the cars they like in great detail. From toy models, VR Goggles and mega screens to colour palettes and a 3D car wall, Hyundai Motorstudio Digital is simply incredible.
The long wait is finally over as the new Hyundai Kona is here and we couldn’t be more excited. Hyundai Automotive SA confirmed that the Hyundai Kona will fill the gap between the Creta and the Tucson within a similar price range and stacked with new features and cutting-edge technology. While the compact SUV crossover market in South Africa is filled with top quality cars, the Kona is making headlines for many reasons.
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.