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Hyundai i30 Series II is Australia’s best-selling car

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Hyundai i30 Series II is Australia’s best-selling car

  • i30 Series II tops Australia’s March sales figures
  • Latest sales record helps cap a huge 12 months for i30 Series II
  • Features, versatility, reputation and affordability headline Australian-tuned i30 Series II’s market appeal
  • Apple CarPlay further enhances i30 Series II’s comprehensive equipment list and value-for-money equation

 

From Hyundai: 5 April 2016 – The i30 was Australia’s favourite car in June and September, last year. Now, it’s done it again, outselling all comers in March, according to official industry sales figures.

Its 4,198 March sales helped cap what has been a standout 12 months or more for the model.

A consistent ‘podium-getter’ in last year’s sales race, i30 Series II recently also received a number of significant awards. Foremost among those distinctions was its sixth Australia’s Best Car Award (Best Small Car under $35K), voted by 11 judges representing Australia’s 7.4 million auto club members. The judges assessed more than 180 cars against the Award’s strict criteria, including Value for money, Design and function, and On-the-road performance.

The i30 Series II ActiveX with six-speed automatic also topped the NRMA’s comprehensive ‘real-world’ Running Cost Calculator as Australia’s most cost-effective best-seller for experienced and P-plate drivers alike.

In another recent enhancement, the advanced smartphone support technology Apple CarPlay is now available on selected Hyundai i30 Series II models, with retro-fitment available free-of-charge to existing owners via an easy software upgrade.

“I’m proud to say i30 is Australia’s favourite car,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Mr Charlie Kim said. “The i30 is Australian-tuned, very versatile and affordable, and that’s a combination that obviously appeals to Australian buyers. On top of those qualities, i30 is spacious, comfortable, stylish and packed with features.

“The i30 is a multiple award-winner, too, with an excellent reputation for reliability and economy, and it suits modern Australian lifestyles,” Mr Kim said.
The i30’s solid 4,198 March sales helped Hyundai Motor Company Australia to an impressive third place overall for the month with 9,700 units sold, an 11.4% increase compared with same month last year.

Australia’s March sales figures also reflected strong monthly and year-to-date performances across Hyundai’s entire range, including 1st in the Light Car segment with Accent.

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Hyundai Motor showcases autonomous technology at 2017 CES

Hyundai Motor has unveiled a suite of interactive demonstrations at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas

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  • Hyundai Motor presents its vision for future mobility with autonomous test drives at CES 2017
  • Autonomous IONIQ concepts demonstrate self-driving technology in Las Vegas as part of ongoing advanced trials in urban environments
  • Visitors invited to experience autonomous driving through immersive virtual reality simulators at Hyundai Motor booth

Hyundai Motor has unveiled a suite of interactive demonstrations at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas as the company presents its vision for future mobility. Advanced autonomous IONIQ models will operate on the surrounding roads, while at the Hyundai Motor booth immersive virtual reality will capture the company’s future vision for visitors.

Autonomous IONIQ models will navigate a series of test routes in the boulevards around CES, using the very latest LiDAR technology (a laser and radar-based detection system) to identify the precise position of surrounding vehicles and objects to navigate the urban landscape safely. At the Hyundai Motor CES booth, Virtual Reality (VR) simulators provide visitors with an immersive experience demonstrating how autonomous driving will bring greater convenience and safety to Hyundai customers.

Moving forward with the use of LiDAR technology, Hyundai Motor has hidden the hardware behind the autonomous IONIQ’s front bumper rather than using the typical roof-mounted approach, retaining the new car’s sleek design. The car’s advanced self-driving systems are kept as simple as possible by integrating existing functions from the production model, including the Smart Cruise Control system’s forward-facing radar and Lane Keeping Assist cameras.

The system also uses a GPS antenna to search for a location of each vehicle and high-definition mapping software delivers pinpoint accuracy for location, road gradient and curvature, plus lane width and indication data. In addition, a Blind Spot Detection radar ensures that even simple lane changes are executed safely.

Hyundai Motor’s latest technology allows the cars to navigate the most challenging situations safely, including high levels of pedestrian traffic, stop lights and signs, road construction and road blocks, speed bumps, dogs, small children and even intersections without traffic signals. Through extensive testing in urban environments Hyundai Motor is continuing to develop and refine its self-driving technologies with the goal of using less computing power, resulting in a low-cost platform that the typical consumer can afford.

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Hyundai Motor reveals future vision for connected cars

Hyundai Motor has unveiled its plans for advanced connected car technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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  • Innovations combine intelligent automotive and IT technologies to bring mobility and life together for customers
  • Hyundai Motor collaborates with leading IT company Cisco to develop an advanced connected car platform

Hyundai Motor has unveiled its plans for advanced connected car technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The interactive experience featured at the Hyundai Motor booth demonstrates how the ‘hyper-connected car’ will be central to buying greater convenience, comfort and enjoyment to tomorrow’s lifestyles.

With an objective to create hyper-connected intelligent cars that boast the safest and most advanced self-driving systems on the market, Hyundai Motor is collaborating with Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT and security technology. The joint program will create a platform optimised for connected cars, which will help enable two-way communication both internally between the car’s system and externally with road infrastructure, other vehicles, internet of Things (loT) devices, and the cloud.

”At this year’s CES, Hyundai Motor will introduce the direction of development with Cisco and we hope that visitors fully understand what Hyundai Motor and Cisco envision for the future of connected cars,” said Seung Ho Hwang, Executive Vice President of Hyundai Motor Company. “We are convinced that further synergies will be created as we combine Hyundai Motor’s connected car platforms with Cisco’s network technology”, he added.

“When you think about how much time we spend in our cars, it’s exciting to consider what can happen when your car truly becomes intelligent,” said James Peters, VP, Automotive and Connected Car Business Unit, Cisco. “It takes sophisticated networking and integration down to the sensor – and security across the network level to make a hyper-connected car. By combining Hyundai’s leadership in automotive technology with Cisco’s strength in networking and security, we are accelerating the pace of innovation in this exciting space.”

At CES Hyundai Motor presents four key connected car scenarios that will define the experience for its customers:

  • Fully Autonomous Driving – guarantees the highest levels of driving safety by monitoring traffic conditions, infrastructure information and data from other vehicles
  • Smart Traffic – delivers convenience through optimised route guidance based on real-time traffic information, which can reduce congestion and minimise associated social costs that delays can bring
  • Intelligent Remote Service – monitors the car’s condition to identify and resolve issues remotely
  • ‘Mobility Hub’ – is the heart of the connected car, which provides assistance and infinite amounts of knowledge to connect customers with every aspect of their daily lives

The connected car platform will evolve to link cars to everything, including homes, offices and even city infrastructure. Through its work with Cisco, Hyundai Motor will aim to have its connected car infrastructure adapt to new innovations in safety, comfort and convenience while encompassing advanced security technologies to aim to reduce hacking vehicle operating systems.

The Hyundai Motor booth at CES presents an interactive experience for visitors by demonstrating all the elements of its future vision for the connected car. A working connected car concept and an immersive virtual reality autonomous driving simulation will demonstrate how Hyundai Motor’s connected platform operates, alongside a suite of interactive demonstrations that showcase its vision for future mobility.

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Hyundai’s Vision for Future Mobility at CES

Hyundai Motor to Showcase Vision for Future Mobility at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

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Hyundai Motor to Showcase Vision for Future Mobility at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

  • Autonomous IONIQ concepts to demonstrate self-driving technology as part of advanced urban trials in Las Vegas
  • Hyundai Motor presents hyper-connected car platform to seamlessly link mobility with the home and workplace
  • Hyundai Motor’s vision for future mobility includes wearable robots, micro-mobility solutions and interactive, health-conscious technology

28 December 2016 – Hyundai Motor will showcase its vision for future mobility at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, from 5 to 8 January, 2017. The Hyundai Motor booth is set to host a range of innovative technologies that focus on intelligent autonomous driving and advanced, hyper-connectivity solutions that will link cars to customer’s lives.

Autonomous IONIQ models will operate on test routes in the boulevards around CES, while inside visitors can experience a driverless journey via immersive Virtual Reality simulators. The IONIQ Hybrid on display will reveal enhancements to further its reputation as one of the world’s most fuel-efficient cars, and a new Micro Mobility concept, integrated with the IONIQ Electric, will showcase the future of first- and last-mile mobility.

Hyundai Motor will also present an interactive experience to demonstrate how its hyper-connected car platform, developed with leading global IT company Cisco, will be central to making tomorrow’s lifestyles even more convenient. Hyundai Motor’s caring ‘Mobility Vision’ concept shows how Smart House and Connected Car technologies will blur the lines between mobility, and living and working spaces.

Other technologies at the Show booth represent Hyundai Motor’s focus on the wellbeing of its customers. The Healthcare Cockpit connects car and driver to boost productivity or relaxation when traveling. Meanwhile, the company’s range of advanced wearable exoskeletons demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to social responsibility, offering a new freedom of mobility to customers who require physical support for lifting or repetitive work, plus assisting members of society whose mobility is restricted.

Hyundai Motor’s CES 2017 press conference takes place on 4 January, 15:00 (PST).

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