Caribou, 772,000 Odometer Readings, Love Stories, and a Tucson 'Convertible' are Hyundai Memorable Moments

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 
( 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 ( 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, 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

SOURCE  Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. 
For interviews or additional information, please contact: 
Chad Heard, Public Relations Manager, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. Office: (905) 
948-6712, Mobile: (416) 559-9640, 
Patrick Danielson, Public Relations Specialist, Hyundai Auto Canada  Corp. 
Office: (905) 948-6876, Mobile: (416) 518-5852, 
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