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Hyundai with three premieres at Paris Motor Show
Elegant restyled Coupe to attract Hyundai’s dynamic customers High-end Grandeur introduced with cultivated 2.2 liter CRDi engine Designer preview of upcoming C-segment volume model
Offenbach/Paris, September 11, 2006 – Hyundai Motor Company will have three premiers at its Paris Motor Show press conference on September 28, the elegant and dynamic Coupe, the cultivated Diesel Grandeur, and the stunning “Arnejs”, a design preview of its future C-segment volume model, codenamed FD. The Hyundai Coupe has sold some 221,708 models worldwide since its launch, of which 73,670 have been sold in Europe. With the new facelift emphasis has been placed upon upgrading the modern and sporty style that attracted so many customers. The new facelift effectively introduces the second evolution of the Coupe, and is designed and destined to capture even more fans. Launched at the Geneva Auto Salon in 2005, the Hyundai Grandeur marked the company’s move into the European Executive saloon market. Designed to compete directly against such cars as the Volvo S80, Audi A6 and the Peugeot 607, it introduced new levels of refinement, high build quality and distinctive design to Hyundai’s European line-up. As a flag carrier during the Hyundai sponsorship of the FIFA 2006 World Cup, it also made many new friends for the company. The GRANDEUR is now fitted even more closely to the European market with the launch of the new 2.2 VGT common rail direct injection diesel version. In European trim this offers 110kW (150PS) @ 4000rpm and 340Nm torque @ 2000 rpm. It features inter-cooled turbo technology and offers a Euro 4 compliant particle filter.
As the designer preview “Arnejs” suggests, Hyundai’s up-coming “FD” Csegment vehicle will feature up-to-date technology and a very appealing design to compete with the volume C class models of major European car manufacturers. Led by Chief Designer Thomas Bürkle, the Hyundai Motor European design team in Rüsselsheim, Germany, based the Arnejs on the development plans for the production vehicle. Its form language is a continuity of design elements first introduced with the Genus concept, which were further developed in order to create a strong brand identity. With the FD Hyundai expects to take another quantum leap, boosting sales and market share in the next years. Hyundai plans to launch the FD in late spring of 2007. High-resolution photographs can be obtained at the following internet site: http://mdb.hyundai-motor-europe.com username: password: hyundai hme
PS: All vehicles will be unveiled by Hyundai Motor Company top-management at the Press Conference, which will take place at Hyundai’s stand (hall 3) at the Paris Motor Show on September 28, 2006, at 17.30 hrs.
Hyundai Motor Company is the world’s 6 largest automobile manufacturer. Hyundai was recently ranked as no. 75 of the world’s most valuable brands. Hyundai Motor Europe GmbH (HME) was established in 2000. Located in Offenbach, Germany, it coordinates all marketing, sales and aftersales activities in all of Hyundai’s 26 European markets. It employs nearly 200 people of various nationalities. Hyundai is the third largest Asian automobile brand in Europe, with an annual European sales volume of approximately 350,000 vehicles. More information on Hyundai Motor Europe is available in the internet at http://www.hyundai-motor-europe.com.
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