• HYUNDAI STEERS AUTO INDUSTRY TOWARD A CULTURE OF INNOVATION

    Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, brought together experts from the automotive industry and thought leaders from private businesses and multi-lateral organizations in a groundbreaking knowledge forum, dubbed the Hyundai Innovation Congress (iCON), aimed to generate a new culture of innovation in the industry.

    HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo (front, center) shares a cup of good coffee with (clockwise) ASEAN Centre …

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  • TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE ROAD TRIP THIS HOLY WEEK

    Gusto mo bang mag-out-of-town this coming Holy Week? Reality check: almost everyone does! Whether you’re planning to do Visita Iglesia with your family or bond with your friends by satisfying your “vitamin sea” needs at the beach, you, along with our fellow Filipinos, will be spending the long weekend on the road. Here are three simple tips that can make your road trips more smooth-sailing:

     

    1. Research your routes. Traffic conditions change during the Holy Week season, so it’s important to …

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  • HYUNDAI UNLEASHES “THE NEXT LEVEL OF LUXURY”

    A true person of substance has a sharp eye for the best things in life. He has the wisdom to know when to work hard and play hard, when to flaunt and when to go low key.  In a world full of clutter, he can make an underrated beauty stand out and become a force to reckon with.

     

     

    Get ready for a game-changer in the Philippines’ luxury vehicle segment – a car born with raw talent, bred to be graceful and poised under any circumstance, and trained to perform with smoothness and silence that …

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  • HYUNDAI’S NEXT STOP: THE 2017 MIAS!

     

    Gusto mo ba ng bago? Hyundai’s all revved up to give you a show like no other!

     

    Experience a whole new Hyundai at the 2017 Manila International Auto Show from March 31 to April 2, 2017 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

     

    Sama ka na and witness how the Hyundai experience transforms life’s journey into one big joyride. With the unveiling of the best in customer-driven innovation, the release of the latest game-changers in the auto industry, and the downpour of the most exciting …

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  • HYUNDAI MAKES MARCH SIZZLE WITH “CaRAZY” PROMO

    Tired of the usual car deals? Get ready for the CaRAZIEST ride of your life then! Hyundai’s got your back with offers that makes buying a brand new Hyundai car easy peasy. The “CaRAZY for Hyundai” promo allows you to save big bucks for as much as P100,000 – that is usable as cash discount, downpayment or low monthly subsidies.

     

    Your stressful daily drive can be more exciting for as low as P27k down if you get the tiny yet agile EON.

     

    Your adventure of a lifetime with the Tucson starts …

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2011 HYUNDAI SONATA: Only Units Manufactured in the United States Affected by Steering Column Issues

1. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata, a mid-size sedan exclusively distributed by Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) through its nationwide dealer network in the Philippines is directly imported from Hyundai Motor Company in South Korea where it is manufactured.

 

2. Hyundai Motor Company, the largest automaker of South Korea and the 5th top ranking automotive brand in the world conducts all the necessary quality control standards and safety checks prior to releasing the cars to HARI in the Philippines.  Likewise, similar safety checks and quality standards have been employed by HARI before releasing any vehicle to its dealers and its customers. 

 

3. The steering column issue brought up in several write-ups in newspapers, publications and the internet is limited to Hyundai Sonata cars produced and manufactured in the United States.   The manufacturing plant of Hyundai in the United States is one of six production facilities outside of South Korea; these include China, Turkey, the Czech Republic and Russia.   

 

4. Hyundai Motor America (HMA) is conducting a voluntary safety recall of approximately 140,000 2011 Sonatas built between December 11, 2009 and Sept. 10, 2010. Hyundai dealers in the United States will inspect the steering column intermediate shaft universal joint connections for proper assembly and torque and make corrections if needed.  Hyundai Motor America has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is voluntarily initiating this precautionary measure to ensure the safety and quality of vehicles and the continued satisfaction of its customers.  

 

5. Hyundai Motor America is aware of fewer than 10 vehicles with improperly assembled or loose steering column universal joint connections.   No accidents or injuries have occurred as a result of this condition.

 

6. Additionally, dealers of Hyundai Motor America will update the vehicle’s software to ensure that possible power steering wheel vibration or shaking sometimes found with electric power steering systems will not occur as a result of a rare system malfunction.

 

7. These same dealers will make the repairs and software upgrade free of charge.  Customers will also receive a personal letter from Hyundai Motor America’s CEO thanking them for their continued support and understanding.   Repairs should take less than one hour.

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