Caribou, 772,000 Odometer Readings, Love Stories, and a Tucson 'Convertible'
are Hyundai Memorable Moments
Thousands of entries narrowed to ten as part of Hyundai's 30(th) Anniversary
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 30(th) anniversary in Canada has brought its
customers' stories to the forefront.
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 after.
"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
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 dealerships nationwide.
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
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