The Hyundai Motor Group has announced the appointment of their new global Chief Operating Officer, José Muñoz. The former Nissan Chief Performance Officer will now oversee global operations strategy and implementation primarily focusing on improving brand performance and ensuring profitable growth. Muñoz will report directly to Hyundai’s top leadership based in Seoul while but he is based in Fountain Valley, California.
The Hyundai Motor Group has announced the development of an industry-first smartphone app that allows users to customise primary vehicle functions. This is better known as ‘smartphone-electric vehicle pairing performance-based technology’. Drivers simply access the mobile app using their smartphones to change the performance output of their Hyundai.
Earlier this year, the Hyundai Kona Electric was named ‘Best Green Fleet Car’ at the Fleet World Awards at Novotel London West. The impressive all-electric crossover showed judges its true worth by offering ‘real-world usability’ and a ‘fun driving experience’.
This award comes as no surprise really as the Korean automaker’s all-electric crossover has already made a name for itself winning other awards as well. Last year it was named Auto Express ‘Affordable Electric Car of the Year’ and ‘Car of the Year’ by Next Green Car. The Hyundai Kona Electric is the latest electrified model from the carmaker joining the Ioniq in their already impressive line-up.
Hyundai Motor Group is leading the research and development of what they are calling – the world’s first multi-collision airbags. Hyundai safety engineers have invented this innovative technology designed to protect people from multiple collisions. Three out of every 10 accidents involve multiple collisions and this new system will significantly improve all-around safety.
If you think the SUV segment couldn’t get any better, just wait for the New York Auto Show as you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The all-new stylishly ‘boxy’ Hyundai Styx will make its debut this year joining the Kona, Creta, Tucson, Santa Fe and the Palisade in the already impressive global line-up.
It comes as no surprise as the next generation of Hyundai’s top-selling hatchback has been spotted. That’s right, the new Hyundai Grand i10 was seen during a test run near the company’s manufacturing facility in Chennai.
Adding to Hyundai’s already impressive range of vehicles across all segments, we could see a WRX-style ‘N’ model by 2022. The Korean automaker has already dazzled us with sporty excitement on the Hyundai i30 N Fastback version but they are planning something incredibly special. Some believe it will be the pinnacle of the Hyundai ‘N’ brand and dubbed it a “halo car”. Early signs suggest it will have all-wheel drive and a petrol-electric powertrain.
Since it was first launched globally in the early 1990s, the humble Hyundai Accent has gone from strength to strength and proven to be one of the most versatile vehicle models in the Hyundai stable. Currently, in its Fourth Generation here in South Africa, and Fifth Generation in North America, Europe, and the Far East, the Hyundai Accent has become the mainstay of the Hyundai brand in so many countries thanks to its model variety, stylish looks, reliable nature and fun to drive features.
Hyundai has announced BTS as the new brand ambassador for the all-new Hyundai Palisade SUV. The seven-member South Korean boy band, also known as the Bangton Boys, was formed by Big Hit Entertainment in 2013. Since then, they have become a real sensation winning numerous awards and has bragging rights as the most retweeted celebrities in 2017 and 2018.
The 2019 Hyundai Kona adds to the Korean automaker’s long list of well-equipped, stylish and functional vehicles. Judging from their overwhelming global success in recent years with the Hyundai Grand i10, Hyundai Tucson and Creda, it’s no surprise that Hyundai is the third best-selling passenger car brand in South Africa.