Hyundai has 2014 FIFA World Cup Covered with 1,021 Cars and 32 Buses

Hyundai at 2014 FIFA World Cup 1 photo
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While sister company Kia is busy teaching Americans about football with the help of Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima, Hyundai has the 2014 FIFA World Cup covered in cars.
As you probably know, the event is scheduled to kick off this Thursday and if you’ll be attending, chances are you’ll see quite a lot of the “H” badge. After all, Hyundai did supply 1,021 cars and 32 busses for the World Cup in Brazil.

The buses will cater to the transportation needs of the teams, being adorned with national team colors and flags. Each bus will be accompanied by a Hyundai Grand Santa Fe, the automaker’s flagship SUV. Speaking of the passenger cars supporting the tournament, these are set to cover the officials members of the organizing committee, referees and media representatives.

The list of models includes Equus, Genesis, Azera, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tucson (that’s the ix35 for folks over in Europe),Veloster, as well as the H1 MPV, H100 van and the Brazil-exclusive HB20 subcompact, a flexible fuel proposal.

To make sure everybody reaches their destination on time, Hyundai also trained over 1,000 drivers, making them familiar with the vehicles, as well as with the routes.

“A flawless transport operation is critical to the success of the FIFA World Cup”, said FIFA’s Secretary General Jérôme Valcke. “We are delighted to have the support of our Partner Hyundai Motor, who’s provision of the fleet of vehicles ensures that all event participants and crucially, the teams, travel in style and comfort.”
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