COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 7, 2011– Hyundai ranked number one in the industry in Intellichoice’s Best Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Programs for 2012 in the popular brand category – topping Mini, Toyota and Honda after moving up from third last year to take over the industry lead.
“Having America’s Best Warranty™ on our pre-owned vehicles is just another example of how Hyundai stands behind our quality, allowing us to grow in an extremely competitive market,” said Sam Brnovich, executive director, Sales Planning and Retail Operations, Hyundai Motor America. “By continuing to certify our best used cars, Hyundai remains focused and committed to both new and pre-owned customers.”
The pre-owned program and pre-owned warranty provide buyers with an added level of comfort and satisfaction with their vehicle purchase. Besides the great fuel economy, safety, style and technology found in all Hyundai vehicles, Hyundai’s enhanced Certified Pre-Owned vehicle program provides buyers with:
Additional options available to the Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty include service contracts such as the Hyundai Protection Plan (HPP) Service Contract Coverage Upgrade, the Hyundai Vehicle Care (HVC) Pre-Paid Maintenance Plan and Hyundai Road Hazard and Wheel Protection Plan (RHT).
“We congratulate Hyundai for the great strides they have made with their Certified Pre-Owned program in recent years, culminating in their win for best overall program for 2012 in the Popular brands category,” said Tyler Schulze, vice president and general manager, IntelliChoice. “Consumers evaluating the purchase of a CPO vehicle can be confident that the Hyundai program is an excellent choice in terms of program offerings and benefits.”
IntelliChoice has conducted the CPO analysis for the last thirteen years. Manufacturer programs are then rated on the following set of nine criteria that consumers have identified as being most valuable to their decision-making processes:
IntelliChoice, part of the Motor Trend Auto Group is the market leader in automotive ownership cost and car values analysis. Founded in 1986, IntelliChoice is committed to empowering consumers to make better purchase decisions by providing independent and essential automotive information and tools. Through the IntelliChoice.com web site consumers get the help they need to research, compare, configure and price new cars. The site also connects buyers to the buying alternatives of their choice, including vehicle manufacturers and an online car buying guide. Motor Trend Auto Group is a subsidiary of Source Interlink Media, a recognized provider of targeted media and marketing services and one of the largest publishers of magazines and online content for enthusiast audiences.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance and the Hyundai Trade-in Value Guarantee. Hyundai is a registered trademark of Hyundai Motor Company. All rights reserved. ©2011 Hyundai Motor America.