HYUNDAI TAKES TOP HONORS IN BRAND KEYS 2014 CUSTOMER LOYALTY ENGAGEMENT INDEX

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 5, 2014 – Hyundai’s continued dedication to its customers earned them the No. 1 (tied) spot in the automotive category in the Brand Keys 2014 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index©. Brand Keys, a New York-based brand, customer loyalty and engagement consultancy, publishes this annually-syndicated study that examines customers’ relationships with 555 different brands in 64 categories. 2014 marks the fifth year in a row in which Hyundai took the top spot in the automotive category.

“Hyundai continues to top our automotive category due to their understanding of how to exceed customer expectations with model after model,” said Robert Passikoff, president, Brand Keys. “Hyundai delivers consistently high levels of emotional engagement for their brand and for their customers by leveraging class-leading technologies, all while providing real brand value.”

For the Brand Keys 2014 survey, 32,000 consumers self-selected the categories in which they are consumers and the brands for which they are customers. Assessments fused rational and emotional aspects of the categories to identify the behavioral drivers of brand loyalty and customer engagement and gauges how well each brand met or exceeded consumers’ expectations in their respective categories.

“Every new vehicle in Hyundai’s lineup is designed and engineered to go above and beyond what our customers expect from their vehicles,” said Steve Shannon, vice president, Marketing, Hyundai Motor America. “It is very rewarding to see that our unwavering commitment to providing our customers with the quality products they deserve results in long-term customer loyalty.”

Automotive brands rounding out the top of the list in the 2014 index are: Ford (tied for No.1), Lexus/Jeep/Mercedes (tied for No.2), Subaru/BMW (tied for No.3), Toyota (No.4) and GM (No.5). For a complete 2014 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index, visit http://brandkeys.com.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Assurance Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit www.HyundaiAssurance.com

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