Thousands of entries narrowed to ten as part of Hyundai's 30th Anniversary celebration
MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadians have shared their love for
their Hyundai vehicles, and now it's time to pick the best story. From
coast-to-coast, Hyundai vehicles have become engrained into the lives
of their owners, and an online contest organized by Hyundai Auto Canada
Corp. in celebration of the company's 30th anniversary in Canada has brought its customers' stories to the
From over 2,100 entries for the Hyundai Memorable Moments contest (www.hyundai30years.ca) collected since August 8, 2013, ten were selected as finalists. With a
Veloster with Tech Package and EcoShift DCT as the grand prize, the
stories were as varied as the country we call home.
Through the contest, the company has learned Hyundai vehicles have
become chariots for the mundane (290km daily commutes), surprise adventures (joining a herd of caribou, and unplanned vehicular modifications Tucson convertible). They've even become facilitators for marriage (missed connections, lessons in stick shift, and loud speakers), thrifty movie fans (drive-in anyone?), university students (the city derbymobile), conversation starters (sharp looking car), and served a family for nearly 30 years. These ten finalists have been published online for public voting.
Voting closes November 15, 2013 with the winner announced shortly
"Reviewing these stories from our customers is an incredibly refreshing
exercise," said Steve Kelleher, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto
Canada. "All too often, my colleagues and I spend our days focusing on
things like vehicle quality, accessible pricing, equipping vehicles
with features customers actually want, and delivering a premium
dealership experience. While that approach has undoubtedly helped the
company succeed over the last 30 years, it hides from us the fact that
Hyundai vehicles have become a part of our customers' lives. To a
growing group of Canadians, their Hyundai is far more to them than a
means for transportation; they're almost part of the family."
The finalists were reviewed by a third party panel of judges and scored
on creativity, interest, originality, expressiveness, humour, and
meaningfulness. The stories from the 10 finalists will also be featured
on Hyundai Auto Canada's Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/HyundaiCanada) throughout the voting period.
The Hyundai brand entered the Canadian market in 1983, a mere 16 years
after the parent company was founded in Korea, and a full three years
before it entered the U.S. From initially offering but a single model,
Hyundai vehicles now carry nine nameplates, span nearly every segment,
and are sold and serviced through a network of more than 210
HYUNDAI AUTO CANADA CORP.
Hyundai Auto Canada, established in 1983 and headquartered in Markham,
Ontario, is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai
vehicles are distributed throughout Canada by Hyundai Auto Canada and
are sold and serviced through more than 210 dealerships nationwide.
Learn more at www.HyundaiCanada.com.
SOURCE: Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
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