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New Chilean President Selects Equus for Inauguration Ceremony

2014.03.12 13:00:00 No. 2777
New Chilean President Selects Equus for Inauguration Ceremony


New Chilean President Selects Hyundai Motor’s Flagship Luxury Sedan Equus for Inauguration Ceremony

- Hyundai Motor provides 186 vehicles for Presidential inauguration ceremony
- Heads of state, ministers and officials attending the ceremony mobilized by Hyundai vehicles
- This is the fourth consecutive time Hyundai Motor has been selected as the vehicle provider for the nation’s top delegates

March 12, 2014 – Hyundai Motor Company, through its official distributor in Chile, provided 186 vehicles to the Chilean Government, while the new Head of State opted to use the automaker’s flagship luxury sedan Equus for the inauguration ceremony. Hyundai vehicles transported the heads of state, ministers and officials from various countries at yesterday’s ceremony, held at Chile’s National Congress, in the city of Valparaiso.

"It is a great honor that Hyundai models were the official means of transport for the important dignitaries attending the change of command in Chile,” said Ricardo Lessmann, President & CEO of Minvest, the parent company of Automotive Gildemeister, Hyundai Motor’s Chilean distributor. “It is an extremely important recognition to the excellence and quality of our brand and the serious and professional work we have been doing with the brand since 1986, delivering excellent products and undisputed quality. We welcome this new distinction from the Chilean government."

Hyundai Motor, which has provided top-class vehicles to major government events in Chile over the years, included its globally-renowned products such as the Grand Santa Fe, Tucson and Elantra in the lineup yesterday, all equipped with the latest technology and features to provide maximum safety and comfort.

Furthermore, Hyundai Motor and Automotive Gildemeister operated a special task force team to ensure the cars were delivered in their best condition, while being on standby throughout the inauguration ceremony to respond to any emergency situations.

Hyundai Motor, which has the second-largest market share in Chile, has a wealth of experience transporting the world’s dignitaries at various international events, including summits and regional meetings related to G20, APEC and CELAC, to name a few.


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