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    Hyundai Motor Tops Annual Sales in Chile for the First Time

    No. 5972017-01-12

    • Company records sales of 31,398 vehicles with a market share of 10.3% in 2016
    • Accent leads all Hyundai Motor models with 10,987 units sold


    January 12, 2017 – Hyundai Motor Company announced that it has topped last year’s sales chart in Chile for the first time ever. According to the National Automotive Association of Chile’s (ANAC) final retail sales figures for passenger vehicles, Hyundai Motor sold a total of 31,398 units, achieving a market share of 10.3% for 2016. The accomplishment comes after a strong December sales record, as Hyundai Motor led all brands with 3,365 units sold which represents a market share of 10.6%.

    Key factors that contributed to the impressive sales in Chile were aggressive and innovative marketing programs, attractive and differentiated vehicle design, application of cutting edge safety technologies as well as the indisputable quality coupled with a 5 year / 100,000 kilometer warranty. The support and service offered by Automotive Gildemeister, Hyundai Motor’s Chilean distributor, also played a significant part.

    The expansion of product line-up further helped to boost sales, as the New Elantra and Grand i10 Sedan, the new Creta SUV and the i20 Active were newly introduced to the Chilean market last year. Meanwhile, the new IONIQ Hybrid was brought to the local market in July, appealing to eco-conscious consumers.

    The Accent led all Hyundai Motor models with 10,987 units sold, while the Grand i10 (5,464 units) was also popular in the passenger car segment. The New Tucson was the most bought vehicle in the SUV segment, recording 3,716 units.

    Hyundai Showcases IONIQ Full Line-Up at Detroit International Auto Show

    No. 5962017-01-09

    • The IONIQ Hybrid, IONIQ Electric, and IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid to be featured


    January 9, 2017 - Hyundai Motor Company is showcasing three of its latest eco-focused models: the IONIQ Electric, IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Elantra Sport, unveiled in the fall of 2016, will also be featured at the Detroit event.

    “IONIQ will attract an entirely new group of eco- and efficiency-oriented buyers in the U.S. market,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of Corporate, Product and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “With outstanding powertrain flexibility, design, connectivity, and advanced technologies, IONIQ meets the needs of a large and growing group of buyers needing a highly efficient, low-emissions vehicle without compromise to their daily lifestyles.”

    The IONIQ is the first and only car in the industry to offer a choice of three electrified powertrain options within a single platform.

    Hyundai Motor’s planned vehicle list, including specialty vehicles and feature vehicles, for the NAIAS show is indicated below:

    Feature Vehicles: 2017 Ioniq Electric, 2017 Ioniq Hybrid Electric Vehicle and 2017 Elantra Sport

    Production Vehicles: 2017 Accent, Azera, Elantra, Elantra GT, Santa Fe Sport, Santa Fe, Sonata 2.0 T, Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, Tucson and Veloster Turbo
    Specialty Vehicles: 2016 Santa Fe NFL Wrap, 2017 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, and IONIQ Autonomous Vehicle

    For available information on Hyundai Motor’s feature vehicles, please visit:

    In-Booth Activations:

    • NFL Madden 2017
      This year, Hyundai Motor is bringing one of the most popular sports game, Madden 17, to our exhibit for free consumer play during show hours. Consumers will be able to compete in head-to-head battles with their friends, family, and foes to celebrate Hyundai's relationship with the NFL.
    • Hyundai Racing Gaming Experience
      Attendees will be able to test their gaming skills while driving the GT 2025 in the current version of Gran Turismo 6 for Sony PlayStation3.

    Hyundai Motor Demonstrates `Mobility Vision` with Hyper-Connected Car and Smart House

    No. 5952017-01-05

    • Hyundai Motor extends commitment to customer care with innovation by revealing ‘Mobility Vision’ concept
    • Concept pairs Connected Car and Smart House for seamless technological convergence, allowing users to ‘move while living, and live while moving’
    • Hyundai Motor blurs line between home and car at CES in Las Vegas


    January 4, 2017 – At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, Hyundai Motor has revealed its ‘Mobility Vision’ concept that, in the future, will connect autonomous cars to living and working environments. Signaling the start of a new era, Hyundai Motor’s Smart House technology blurs the line between mobility and living and working space, integrating the car into the daily lives of users.

    The Smart House concept shown at CES is an important demonstration of Hyundai Motor’s plans for ‘Mobility Vision’, which places Connected Car technologies at the center of the home. The CES display suggests how the car could shed the image of a conventional vehicle, integrating itself with the living space when docked, before becoming a mobile living space when customers need to move around.

    Hyundai Motor’s future vision makes full use of the car for mobility and, crucially, when not travelling it enables customers to continue living without interruption by integrating its functionalities with the home. The new concept combines the comfort, convenience and connectivity features of the car and the home into ‘one space’.

    Hak Su Ha, Director of Hyundai Design Center said: “Hyundai Motor recognizes the significance of connected technologies and the extent to which they could benefit our customers’ daily lives. Our Smart House concept fully integrates the car into the home, ultimately making the user’s life more comfortable and convenient. By seamlessly blending features from the car with home and work environments, the user experience is uninterrupted whether socializing, working at home, or on the move.”

    When ‘docked’ with the Smart Home, Hyundai Motor’s mobility concept becomes an integral part of the living space, performing useful functions and enhancing the living environment. For example, the mobility concept can act as an air conditioner; share its entertainment facilities by mirroring audio and visual outputs with the home’s smart devices; and even provide power in emergency situations, using its on-board fuel cell as a generator.

    In addition to presenting an innovative solution to overpopulation and limited living space, the ‘Mobility Vision’ ambition extends to connected technologies that make users’ lives easier on a daily basis. Hyundai Motor’s investment in ‘hyper-connectivity’ will become so advanced that users will not feel the movement of transport as they continue using the living and working space. Advanced communication with other cars and traffic systems means the user can continue living until they reach their destination making it possible to carry on working or relaxing without interruption.

    Hyundai Motor Reveals Future Vision for Connected Cars

    No. 5942017-01-05

    • Innovations combine intelligent automotive and IT technologies to bring mobility and life together for customers
    • Hyundai Motor collaborates with leading IT company Cisco to develop an advanced connected car platform


    January 4, 2017 – Hyundai Motor has unveiled its plans for advanced connected car technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The interactive experience featured at the Hyundai Motor booth demonstrates how the ‘hyper-connected car’ will be central to buying greater convenience, comfort and enjoyment to tomorrow’s lifestyles.

    With an objective to create hyper-connected intelligent cars that boast the safest and most advanced self-driving systems on the market, Hyundai Motor is collaborating with Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT and security technology. The joint program will create a platform optimized for connected cars, which will help enable two-way communication both internally between the car’s system and externally with road infrastructure, other vehicles, internet of Things (loT) devices, and the cloud.

    ”At this year’s CES, Hyundai Motor will introduce the direction of development with Cisco and we hope that visitors fully understand what Hyundai Motor and Cisco envision for the future of connected cars,” said Seung Ho Hwang, Executive Vice President of Hyundai Motor Company. “We are convinced that further synergies will be created as we combine Hyundai Motor’s connected car platforms with Cisco’s network technology”, he added.

    “When you think about how much time we spend in our cars, it’s exciting to consider what can happen when your car truly becomes intelligent,” said James Peters, VP, Automotive and Connected Car Business Unit, Cisco. “It takes sophisticated networking and integration down to the sensor - and security across the network level to make a hyper-connected car. By combining Hyundai’s leadership in automotive technology with Cisco’s strength in networking and security, we are accelerating the pace of innovation in this exciting space.”

    At CES Hyundai Motor presents four key connected car scenarios that will define the experience for its customers:
    • Fully Autonomous Driving – guarantees the highest levels of driving safety by monitoring traffic conditions, infrastructure information and data from other vehicles
    • Smart Traffic – delivers convenience through optimized route guidance based on real-time traffic information, which can reduce congestion and minimize associated social costs that delays can bring
    • Intelligent Remote Service – monitors the car’s condition to identify and resolve issues remotely
    • ‘Mobility Hub’ – is the heart of the connected car, which provides assistance and infinite amounts of knowledge to connect customers with every aspect of their daily lives

    The connected car platform will evolve to link cars to everything, including homes, offices and even city infrastructure. Through its work with Cisco, Hyundai Motor will aim to have its connected car infrastructure adapt to new innovations in safety, comfort and convenience while encompassing advanced security technologies to aim to reduce hacking vehicle operating systems.

    The Hyundai Motor booth at CES presents an interactive experience for visitors by demonstrating all the elements of its future vision for the connected car. A working connected car concept and an immersive virtual reality autonomous driving simulation will demonstrate how Hyundai Motor’s connected platform operates, alongside a suite of interactive demonstrations that showcase its vision for future mobility.

    Hyundai Motor Leads Personal Mobility Revolution with Advanced Wearable Robots

    No. 5932017-01-05

    • Innovations in assistive technologies allow Hyundai Motor to deliver mobility solutions beyond the automobile
    • Hyundai Motor’s wearable powered robots can provide independent personal mobility for paraplegics and the elderly
    • Robotic developments include a wearable exoskeleton to assist with heavy lifting in the workplace


    January 4, 2017 – Hyundai Motor has revealed new wearable powered robots that will revolutionize the future of personal mobility. The latest innovations in advanced assistive medical, work and daily life exoskeletons are on show at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, demonstrating Hyundai Motor’s ambition to provide customers with personal mobility solutions and freedom beyond the automobile.

    The H-MEX (Hyundai Medical EXoskeleton) helps patients with lower spinal cord injuries regain the ability to walk. By utilizing a wireless clutch with on-board motion control system, the equipment gives paraplegics the ability to sit, stand, move, turn and even walk up or down stairs.

    The HUMA (Hyundai Universal Medical Assist) exoskeleton operates on a different control principle, but it provides assisted mobility support for people with limited muscular power. It provides assistive torque to help those with limited mobility to easily move their bodies. By adjusting assistive torque according to each form of movement, such as walking, running, or going up and down stairs, HUMA assists users to move effortlessly. It can support up to 40kg of a wearer’s weight and, unloaded, can run at a speed up to 12km/h – capabilities that would benefit for military/industrial purposes such as load-carrying. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Waist EXoskeleton, known as H-WEX, provides upper-body and hip support to prevent back injuries for workers doing repetitive manual work or lifting heavy objects.

    Commenting on Hyundai Motor’s commitment to personal mobility, Tae Won Lim, Head of Hyundai Motor Central Advanced Research and Engineering Institute said: “We have a vision that Hyundai Motor will become more than just a manufacturer of cars and the advances we make in assistive robotic technologies will allow us to offer customers new levels of mobility freedom. In the future, we hope our pioneering exoskeleton devices will enrich the daily lives of users and form the basis for us to provide more mobility platforms for the well-being of our customers.”

    H-MEX and HUMA are powered by removable and rechargeable battery packs and their light-weight frames are adjustable in length to fit different sizes of user for ultimate comfort. The lower back and knees are supported with harness fixture points, while the devices change shape and flexes around the artificial joint structures of the robotic frame to manage body posture and deliver gait efficiency for walking.

    In this vein, H-MEX provides individually-tailored gait pattern adjustment by calculating a series of factors, including walking pace, length of stride, and torso tilting angle via an application program installed in a smart device. Moreover, HUMA uses a series of advanced joints and mechanisms to align its movement with that of the user, enabling agile motion.

    The H-WEX takes similar form but instead provides a safety solution for the workplace, assisting users with heavy lifting and other strenuous or repetitive activities. Activating the Waist Assist function enables the exoskeleton to flex its joints at up to 180 degrees per second, with an operating algorithm built-in to ensure ultimate user safety. As with the other exoskeletons, the frame of the device supports and protects the user’s lower back and upper legs for optimal body positioning and is light-weight to ensure portability and ease of use.

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