Rule the road | A state by state guide for P-Platers getting their start on the road
Here at Hyundai, we’re going to break down everything you need to know as a newbie on the road; state, by state.
Here are 8 facts you may or may not know about your favourite motor company.
From humble beginnings to global top 5 motor group. Determined to keep fearlessly moving forward, we’ve come a long way in 50 short years. The world’s first Hyundai (Hyundai Pony) rolled off the production line in Korea in 1967 – and a new automobile brand was born!
Since then, we’ve grown into a global powerhouse with manufacturing and design centres worldwide, and dedicated luxury and performance divisions. As a top 5 global motor group, and the 3rd largest car manufacturer in Australia, we now also rank in the top 35 brands globally (Intebrand).
Hyundai is currently ranked number one in the independent J.D. Power Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) for ‘Mass Market’ car brands in Australia (2017). Hyundai’s 827 point Sales Satisfaction score – from a possible 1,000 points – was well above the Australian industry average. The results are based on independent and unbiased responses from 2,779 Australian new vehicle owners who bought their cars between June 2016 and June 2017.
Did you know Hyundai pioneered Australia’s first Five-Year Unlimited Kilometre Warranty? We also offer Lifetime Service Plans and 24/7 Roadside Support, so we’ve got your back when you’ve got the wheel.
Every time a new car is sold at one of our dealerships, both Hyundai and the Hyundai Dealer will donate a percentage of the sale price to our Hyundai Help for Kids program. Kids’ smiles are very important to us. In fact, so important that we have raised over $6 million since 2014, helping Aussie kids and their families when they need it most.
Hyundai Motor Company Australia is committed to supporting the local community through ongoing sponsorships including the Hyundai A-League. An important part of each of our major sponsorships is creating genuine community engagement opportunities, such as Hyundai A-League’s support of the Goals for Grassroots activity and the Brisbane Lions Football club underpinning the Lions Academy. We also support Carlton Football Club and celebrate Australian female athletes and their incredible achievements.
Safety is our highest priority so it’s essential that we have complete trust in the steel we use in our vehicles. Which is why we source iron-ore from right here in Australia. And why Hyundai Motor Group is the only car manufacturer to operate its own steel mills. This gives us unique control of the integrity of our cars’ safety.
Australia is unique and so are its roads. That’s why we’ve designed a custom tuning program that involves months of test-driving on some of Australia’s most challenging routes, paired with careful data analysis back in the lab. It’s our way of ensuring our cars are equipped to handle Australia’s conditions – so you always enjoy the drive.
We’re leading the charge for a cleaner tomorrow. One in which our planet and future generations can breathe more freely as vehicles use smarter, more sustainable technology that do not release a single emission. As the only manufacturer to offer a full line-up of green technology vehicles from a single platform, we’re preparing for the day when all vehicles are eco-friendly. As part of this, we’re cutting our carbon footprint and improving fuel efficiency by 25% (comparing 2015 to 2020).