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    Hyundai Motorsport has scored its sixth individual podium result of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with Sébastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena claiming third position after an exciting battle with Sébastien Ogier.
    Loeb's first podium for Hyundai Motorsport was hard earned and well deserved as he continually improved his pace and performance throughout the...

    Hyundai Motorsport has scored its sixth individual podium result of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with Sébastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena claiming third position after an exciting battle with Sébastien Ogier.

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    Simon Loasby, director of Hyundai Design in China, has been promoted to head of the Hyundai Styling Group at the Hyundai Design Centre in South Korea. Loasby, a vice president at Hyundai Motor, is to play a leading role in the further development of Hyundai Motor’s new design philosophy, “Sensuous Sportiness”.
    Loasby has played an integral role in defining Hyundai’s design...

    Simon Loasby, director of Hyundai Design in China, has been promoted to head of the Hyundai Styling Group at the Hyundai Design Centre in South Korea.

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    Hyundai Motorsport has secured its second consecutive victory of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on the weekend when Thierry Neuville triumphed in Rally Argentina ahead of team mate Andreas Mikkelsen.
    The Belgian and his co-driver, Nicolas Gilsoul, took the win by 48,4 seconds with a calm and collected performance on the final morning of the rally. Norwegian duo...

    Hyundai Motorsport has secured its second consecutive victory of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on the weekend when Thierry Neuville triumphed in Rally Argentina ahead of team mate Andreas Mikkelsen.

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    The Hyundai Motor Company introduced its all-new Venue this week at the New York Motor Show, to join its larger siblings Kona, Creta, Tucson and Santa Fe in the Korean manufacturer’s SUV model line-up.
    The Venue – packed with a host of premium driver safety and convenience technologies – will be the smallest and most affordable Hyundai SUV when it arrives at dealerships in the...

    The Hyundai Motor Company introduced its all-new Venue this week at the New York Motor Show, to join its larger siblings Kona, Creta, Tucson and Santa Fe in the Korean manufacturer’s SUV model line-up.

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    Hyundai Motorsport has emerged as winners in the Tour de Corse in Bastia on Sunday, 31 March, after a dramatic Power Stage handed victory to Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul in round four of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
    Having led the rally overnight on the island of Corsica, the Belgians were initially pushed back to second place after Sunday's opening...

    Hyundai Motorsport has emerged as winners in the Tour de Corse in Bastia on Sunday, 31 March, after a dramatic Power Stage handed victory to Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul in round four of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).

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    Hyundai Motorsport returns to tarmac on the tight, twisty roads of the island of Corsica this weekend for the fourth round of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), and with the aim to win back ground in the manufacturers’ challenge after a lacklustre result in Rally Mexico.
    The iconic Tour de Corse rally on the picturesque island of Corsica sees WRC crews tackle some of...

    Hyundai Motorsport returns to tarmac on the tight, twisty roads of the island of Corsica this weekend for the fourth round of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), and with the aim to win back ground in the manufacturers’ challenge after a lacklustre result in Rally Mexico.

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    Hyundai Motorsport has added important points to its FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) manufacturers' total with Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo scoring for their respective fourth and ninth place finishes on the weekend in Rally Mexico.
    Sunday's itinerary included the 21 km Alfaro test, the 25,07km Mesa Cuata stage (including large sections of the El Chocolate route), as...

    Hyundai Motorsport has added important points to its FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) manufacturers' total with Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo scoring for their respective fourth and ninth place finishes on the weekend in Rally Mexico.

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    Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio have taken an assured victory at Rali Serras de Fate in their first outing with a Hyundai i20 R5 on gravel on 23 February. The duo set the fastest times on 13 out of the 14 stages contested and won the rally by 1 min. 14 sec. over Portuguese driver Ricardo Teodósio.
    Rali Serras de Fate was only the Spaniards' second competitive event with the...

    Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio have taken an assured victory at Rali Serras de Fate in their first outing with a Hyundai i20 R5 on gravel on 23 February.

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    Dani Sordo and his co-driver, Carlos del Barrio, are back in the Hyundai Motorsport line-up for the first gravel event of the exciting 2019 World Rally Championship season on the coming weekend in Mexico, where they finished second last year.
    And after two podium positions – in the opening round in Rallye Monte-Carlo and in the recent Rally Sweden – Thierry Neuville and...

    Dani Sordo and his co-driver, Carlos del Barrio, are back in the Hyundai Motorsport line-up for the first gravel event of the exciting 2019 World Rally Championship season on the coming weekend in Mexico, where they finished second last year.

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    Hyundai Motor Company is in contention for the World Car of the Year Awards with 3 models – of which two appear on the list of top ten for the overall prize.
    Hyundai’s NEXO, the company’s fuel cell vehicle with its environmentally clean and advanced powertrain, is among the top ten contenders, as well as Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, with the G70 derivative.
    The Hyundai...

    Hyundai Motor Company is in contention for the World Car of the Year Awards with 3 models – of which two appear on the list of top ten for the overall prize.

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    Hyundai Motorsport has taken its second consecutive podium result of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on the weekend as Thierry Neuville finished in third place after a closely contested battle on the concluding day of Rally Sweden.
    Neuville and co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul mounted a strong campaign during the weekend, having been down in seventh at the end of Friday's...

    Hyundai Motorsport has taken its second consecutive podium result of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on the weekend as Thierry Neuville finished in third place after a closely contested battle on the concluding day of Rally Sweden.

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    Hyundai Motor Company has been recognized for its cutting-edge vehicle design at the world-renowned iF Design Award 2019 for the fifth straight year. The Palisade and Le Fil Rouge concept vehicle each won the Automobiles/Vehicles category at the eminent competition in the global automotive industry.
    Hyundai’s record streak this year marks another milestone for the company,...

    Hyundai Motor Company has been recognized for its cutting-edge vehicle design at the world-renowned iF Design Award 2019 for the fifth straight year. The Palisade and Le Fil Rouge concept vehicle each won the Automobiles/Vehicles category at the eminent competition in the global automotive industry.

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    Hyundai Motorsport will be looking to build on its strongest ever start to a FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) campaign as the team heads to the snowy Rally Sweden for round two of the 14-event season.
    An impressive performance at the opening event, Rallye Monte-Carlo, saw Thierry Neuville battle for victory right up to the Power Stage with Andreas Mikkelsen and Sébastien...

    Hyundai Motorsport will be looking to build on its strongest ever start to a FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) campaign as the team heads to the snowy Rally Sweden for round two of the 14-event season.

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    In a thrilling start to the new 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Hyundai Motorsport was involved in a high-octane charge for victory at Rallye Monte-Carlo on the past weekend with Thierry Neuville finishing in a close second place behind Citroën’s Sébastien Ogier.
    The closest ever Monte-Carlo rally went right down to the wire with Neuville extracting maximum...

    In a thrilling start to the new 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Hyundai Motorsport was involved in a high-octane charge for victory at Rallye Monte-Carlo on the past weekend with Thierry Neuville finishing in a close second place behind Citroën’s Sébastien Ogier.

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    Hyundai Motorsport will be aiming to get its sixth season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) off to a positive start when the championship gets underway at Rallye Monte­Carlo this week.
    One of the most iconic and demanding events on the calendar, this year's Monte will feature a fresh route with up to 40% of the stages remodelled compared to 2018. Yet, the unique...

    Hyundai Motorsport will be aiming to get its sixth season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) off to a positive start when the championship gets underway at Rallye Monte­Carlo this week.

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    The Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric CUV models were together named the winner of the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year by the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year automotive media jury.
    This is the first time that a Hyundai Crossover Utility Vehicle model has won the Utility Vehicle of the Year category. The winner of the CUV category is announced...

    The Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric CUV models were together named the winner of the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year by the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year automotive media jury.

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    With little more than a week left before the first race of the season, Hyundai Motorsport has outlined its intentions to compete once again at the front of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), with its sights set on the manufacturers’ and drivers’ titles.
    The team finished as runners-up in 2018, for the third time in a row, having taken the title fight down to the wire. In...

    With little more than a week left before the first race of the season, Hyundai Motorsport has outlined its intentions to compete once again at the front of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), with its sights set on the manufacturers’ and drivers’ titles.

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    Road safety is in sharp focus with the start of the annual Christmas holiday season – and Hyundai Automotive South Africa and its holding company, Motus, will once again contribute to the effort to make our roads a safer place for holiday travellers.
    At an event attended by players of the Mamelodi Sundowns soccer team, Hyundai Automotive SA and Motus yesterday handed over the...

    Road safety is in sharp focus with the start of the annual Christmas holiday season – and Hyundai Automotive South Africa and its holding company, Motus, will once again contribute to the effort to make our roads a safer place for holiday travellers.

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    Hyundai’s fourth-generation Santa Fe has arrived in South Africa with a new, premium design, advanced technology, more space and with comfort features that makes it worthy of the model’s flagship status in the brand’s local vehicle range.
    This “ambassador for the brand’s new design language”, as Hyundai Motor Group’s new design chief Luc Donckerwolke refers to the new Santa...

    Hyundai’s fourth-generation Santa Fe has arrived in South Africa with a new, premium design, advanced technology, more space and with comfort features that makes it worthy of the model’s flagship status in the brand’s local vehicle range.

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    Hyundai Motorsport is Down Under to contest the Rally Australia for what is sure to be a nail-biting climax to the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship this weekend, with Hyundai firmly in contention for both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles.
    This is an event where Hyundai has enjoyed success in the recent past – Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul won the rally last year...

    Hyundai Motorsport is Down Under to contest the Rally Australia for what is sure to be a nail-biting climax to the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship this weekend, with Hyundai firmly in contention for both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles.

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    Beautiful, perky new Kona crossover makes a bold statement for Hyundai in South Africa
    With a bold front and rear design, confident and unique, the all-new Hyundai Kona has arrived in South Africa to fill an important slot as an eye-catching crossover model in Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s local line-up.
    Hyundai’s new crossover model is launched in the local market with...

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    Hyundai ranked 6th among global automotive brands
    Hyundai Motor has been ranked among the highest valued brands in the world once again, according to the latest rankings published by global brand specialist Interbrand. Hyundai’s global brand value grows 3% since 2017 to a company record high of US$ 13,5 billion (about R 200,8 billion).
    This result successfully places the...

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    Hyundai misses podium finish in Wales Rally
    Hyundai Motorsport has suffered a setback in its FIA World Rally Championship bid following a lacklustre performance at Wales Rally GB over the past weekend.
    Thierry Neuville salvaged a fifth-place finish after dropping down the classification following an off on Saturday morning. His Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team colleagues...

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    ­­Hyundai i30 N cars in Durban just passing by to Oz
    Social media and online motoring sites were buzzing this week after pictures circulated of Hyundai i30 N models spotted in the Durban harbour. However, the i30 Ns were not destined for a local launch of the exciting performance model of Hyundai, but were in transit to Australia.
    The i30 N, launched in 2017 at the Frankfurt...

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    Two Hyundai SUVs get fresh new look, new gearboxes, and changed line-up
     
    Two of Hyundai’s top-selling models in South Africa – the Tucson and Creta sports utility vehicles (SUVs) – have been launched with fresh new design features and new gearboxes and a few derivative changes for the Tucson range.
    Hyundai’s Tucson, which has been a top-contender in its market segment since...

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    Hyundai on podium again in Germany, retains WRC lead
    Hyundai Motorsport has claimed its ninth podium finish of the 2018 World Rally Championship (WRC) on a dramatic final day at Rallye Deutschland, the ninth round of the season, on the weekend.
    The result enabled the team and their front-running driver, Thierry Neuville, to retain the top spots in the manufacturers’ as well...

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    Hyundai wants to be back on podium in Rallye Deutschland
    Hyundai Motorsport will aim for a podium-scoring performance when the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) returns to tarmac for Rallye Deutschland next week, round nine of the 13-event season, and the team’s home event.
    The team endured a difficult weekend on the high-speed gravel stages of Rally Finland, finishing in...

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    Hyundai Automotive SA donates 6th school library
    The sixth library sponsored and equipped by Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) in cooperation with the Imperial and Ukhamba Community Development Trust was handed over to Heerengracht Primary School in Eldorado Park on Mandela Day.
    The festive handover ceremony in front of the school's 900 learners on Wednesday 18 July was...

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    Hyundai shines in JD Power car quality study
    Hyundai’s new-vehicle quality is among the best in the industry, as the company ranked as the second-highest non-premium brand in J.D. Power’s 2018 Initial Quality Study (IQS) in the United States of America.
    Hyundai was one of the most improved brands, moving from sixth to third overall and reducing problems per 100 vehicles...

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    Hyundai’s popular H1 Bus gets a bold, fresh new look
    Hyundai’s popular H1 Bus has received a bold new face in a make-over that is bound to elevate this market-leader as an even bigger favourite among customers in need of a competent people-carrier that offers great value for money.
    The whole nose section of the H1 has been redesigned, giving the 9-seater bus, and its panel...

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    Hyundai tackles Rally Italia in the lead and on a high after victory in Portugal
    Hyundai Motorsport is heading to Rally Italia on the island Sardinia as leaders in the drivers’ as well as the manufacturers’ standings of the 2018 World Rally Championship, after the team’s emphatic win in Rally de Portugal.
    The victory of Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul in their Hyundai...

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    Hyundai’s i20 gets smarter, with a refreshed design and new flagship derivative
    Hyundai Automotive South Africa is continuing its success in the segment for mid-sized hatchbacks by introducing a refreshed i20 line-up with a more modern design, and the addition of a 1.4 Active flagship derivative.
    “The i20 is one of our important models and has been one of our top-selling cars...

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    Hyundai’s NEXO and Kona honoured with prestigious Red Dot Award
    Hyundai Motor has won two of this year’s Red Dot Design Awards, one of the most renowned international design and innovation prizes. Hyundai’s NEXO, its new Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, and the Kona, the new subcompact SUV launched last year, were awarded in the Cars and Motorcycles category.
    The Kona gained...

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    WardsAuto chooses Hyundai Kona for list of 10 Best Interiors
    The sleek and modern interior of Hyundai’s new Kona’s s was acknowledged by the editors of WardsAuto in the United States of America, which rated it among this year’s Wards 10 Best Interiors list.
    “The Kona smashes the notion that a small-vehicle interior will be bland or have low-quality materials,” said Christie...

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    Hyundai Motorsport wants to keep WRC-lead in Tour de Corse
    A victory on the iced and snowed-under roads in Sweden and a second and fourth place in Rally Mexico has ensured that the Hyundai Motorsport team can tackle the 4th round of the World Rally Championship on the island Corsica this weekend as the leader in the competition.
    Thierry Neuville and his co-driver, Nicolas...

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    Sordo claims 2nd place for Hyundai Motorsport in Rally Mexico
    Hyundai Motorsport has secured its most competitive finish on the grueling gravel stages of Rally Mexico on the weekend when Dani Sordo picked up his first podium of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a strong run to second place.
    The Spaniard, along with co-driver Carlos del Barrio, has been in...

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    Hyundai wants to stay on top on dusty Rally Mexico stages
    Hyundai Motorsport aims to keep hold of its advantage in the manufacturers’ standing as the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) heads across the Atlantic for Rally Mexico this weekend in round three of the 13-event season.
    As the first full gravel event of the season, Rally Mexico will offer a stark contrast to the two...

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    Schemera heads Hyundai’s new High-Performance Vehicle & Motorsport Division
    The Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea's largest carmaker, has appointed the renowned industry expert Thomas Schemera to lead its newly established High-performance Vehicle and Motorsport Division, with the aim to enhance its high-performance vehicle and motorsport business.
    The High-performance...

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    New EX8 Mighty truck boosts Hyundai’s commercial vehicle range in SA
    Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s commercial vehicle range has received a healthy injection with the launch of the new Mighty EX8 truck, boasting several new features and an industry-leading factory warranty that makes it a formidable contender in its market segment.
    The new Mighty EX8 – a successor of the...

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    Hyundai takes WRC lead with win in Rally Sweden
    Thierry Neuville has claimed a first-ever victory for Hyundai Motorsport on the snowy stages of Rally Sweden on the weekend as he led a double podium result for the team in the second round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship.
    The Belgian, along with co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul, has been on imperious form all weekend, taking...

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    Rejuvenated Hyundai Grand i10 range gets a new derivative and revised features
    Hyundai has rejuvenated its Grand i10 range in South Africa with new features and added a new entry derivative to give this popular entry-level model a fresh appeal in the local automotive market.
    The Grand i10 hatchback, which is the smallest new car in the local Hyundai range, has taken over the...

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    Hyundai Motorsport aims at maiden Rallye Monte-Carlo victory
    The 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) gets underway this weekend with the Rallye Monte-Carlo, the first of 13 events on this year’s WRC calendar, and one where Hyundai Motorsport dearly wants to end on the number one spot on the podium for the first time.
    Hyundai Motorsport has outlined clear ambitions to...

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    Hyundai, Cisco collaborate to produce a hyper-connected car
    Hyundai Motor Company and Cisco has revealed a new technology roadmap that will enable next-generation in-vehicle networking with security.
    In addition, the companies shared their timeline for commercial deployment of ‘hyper-connected’ production vehicles, slated for 2019. Technology advancements from the...

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    Imperial and Hyundai teams up with Bakwena again for safe holiday motoring
    Imperial and Hyundai Automotive South Africa are again acting as partners with the Bakwena N1N4 concessionaire to drive and promote road safety awareness and provide additional patrol support on the N1 and N4 routes this holiday season.
    This partnership comes in the wake of calls by the Minister of...

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    Hyundai i30 N will be the car to watch in 2018 TCR International Racing Series
    Hyundai’s ambitions to expand its successful motorsports program into circuit racing for 2018 have taken a step forward, after a successful test outing for its new i30 N TCR track racer during the final round of the TCR International Series in Dubai.
    Hyundai ran two i30 N TCR cars during qualifying...

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    Hyundai IONIQ wins Women’s World Car of the Year ‘Supreme Award’
    In the eighth edition of the Women’s World Car of the Year awards the Hyundai IONIQ has won the ‘Supreme Award.’ All three models in the range – the IONIQ Electric, Hybrid and Plug-in hybrid – were treated as one car for voting purposes.
    To identify the supreme winner, the Women’s World Car of the Year jury...

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    Hyundai ends on high note with 1st and 3rd on podium in Rally Australia
    Hyundai Motorsport has scored its fourth victory of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship with torrential rain and Power Stage drama creating a thrilling final day in Rally Australia on the past weekend.
    The Belgian crew of Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul battled through the tough conditions to take...

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    Hyundai Motorsport ready to finish 2017 on a high in Rally Australia
    Hyundai Motorsport tackles the finale of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Rally Australia, in positive spirits as the team aims to conclude its fourth year of participation in the sport on a high this weekend.
    With the 2017 Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ Championship titles wrapped up by Sebastien...

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    Hyundai takes 2nd spot on podium in Rally Great Britain
    Hyundai Motorsport has achieved a strong podium finish in Wales Rally GB, securing the team second place in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) Manufacturers’ title in the penultimate round of the season.
    Thierry Neuville completed the 21-stage event in second position overall, behind Welshman Elfyn Evans, who claimed...

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    Hyundai and Mamelodi Sundowns unveil new partnership
    Johannesburg. – Hyundai has sealed its commitment to African football with a new brand partnership with the current African and CAF Super Cup champion, Mamelodi Sundowns FC.
    The 3-year-deal goes beyond the traditional vehicle sponsorship and encompasses a shirt sleeve sponsorship, the supply of Hyundai vehicles to the club,...

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    Hyundai again ranked among world’s top-valued brands
    Hyundai has maintained its position as one of the world’s 40 most valuable brands for the third year in a row, according to the latest Best Global Brands report from respected international consultancy Interbrand.
    The carmaker retained its place as the world’s 35th most valuable brand and 6th most valuable automotive brand,...

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    Hyundai Motorsport’s hopes of WRC title fight fade in Spain
    Hyundai Motorsport has seen its hopes of fighting for the FIA World Rally Championship Manufacturers’ title completely eradicated on the weekend after another hugely disappointing result in Rally de España.
    Following a double retirement for Dani Sordo and Andreas Mikkelsen on Saturday afternoon, it was Thierry...

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    Hyundai i30 N TCR shines in International Series debut
    The pace of the Hyundai i30 N TCR stood out on its debut in the TCR International Series on the weekend at the Zhejiang circuit at Shaoxing in China. The Hyundai Motorsport built car set the fastest time in three of the weekend’s sessions, with Gabriele Tarquini charging through the field in the opening race to give the...