Hyundai Motor Provides Official Transport
For the ICC Champions Trophy England and Wales 2013
• Hyundai vehicles to be provided for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013
• Mixture of models ranging from sporty Veloster to roomy i800 (H-1)
• Cars to be used by teams, staff, VIPs, match officials and staff
• Extends Hyundai’s support for international cricketing competition
June 5, 2013 – As official partner of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Hyundai Motor Company delivered 70 vehicles in advance of the start of this year’s prestigious ICC Champions Trophy, which begins tomorrow in Cardiff.
The ICC will be using a number of different Hyundai models during the Champions Trophy tournament, which will take place in world-renowned venues in England and Wales. The vehicles, including the i30, i40, Veloster and i800 (H-1), will be fully branded and used by teams, staff, VIPs and match officials, and even as team buses.
Tony Whitehorn, CEO of Hyundai Motor UK, commented, “Hyundai Motor has an ongoing partnership with the ICC, and we are delighted to support the ICC Champions Trophy tournament here in England and Wales over the next couple of weeks. This exciting tournament provides us with a fantastic opportunity to showcase our product range to a broad audience of cricket fans.”
ICC’s General Manager – Commercial, Campbell Jamieson, said: "The ICC values the partnership with Hyundai Motor, which grows stronger with each event. The company's provision of transportation for teams, officials, VIPs and the working staff speaks to its dedicated commitment to the partnership."
Hyundai Motor's sponsorship has allowed the company to form closer ties with cricketing nations across the world, starting in 2011, when the ICC Cricket World Cup was hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The company is set to support the ICC World T20 2014 in Bangladesh as well as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.
The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 one-day series runs from June 6 to 23, during which the world’s top eight one-day sides compete for the prestigious title. Title holders India will be seeking to maintain their status, competing against teams from England, South Africa, The West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand.
Hyundai Motor will announce the results of the tournament and match schedule via its giant advertising LED screen at Piccadilly Circus from June 5 to 23.
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, with more than two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Hyundai Motor - which has seven manufacturing bases outside of South Korea including Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, Russia, Turkey and the U.S. - sold 4.4 million vehicles globally in 2012. Hyundai Motor, which employs over 90,000 workers worldwide, offers a full line-up of products including small to large passenger vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles.
Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products is available at www.hyundai.com
About Hyundai Motor Europe
The company designs, engineers and manufactures cars in Europe, specifically for European consumers. In 2012, Hyundai achieved European sales of 444,000 units, taking a new-car market share of 3.5%. Almost 95% of the vehicles Hyundai sells in the region are designed, engineered and tested in Europe. And more than 70% are built at its two local factories (Czech Republic and Turkey), including New Generation i30, which was shortlisted for Europe’s 2013 Car of the Year award and has won 14 awards throughout the region. Hyundai sells cars in 28 European countries across 2,500 outlets.
About Hyundai Motor UK
Hyundai is the first Korean car manufacturer to make it in to the top ten best-selling manufacturers in the UK, an 11 place improvement since 2008. All passenger cars come with Hyundai’s industry-leading 5 Year Triple Care package. Further information about Hyundai and its products is available at www.hyundai.co.uk
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