fb short mechHyundai invites the photo bugged netizens to showcase their creative photography through the Hyundai Philippines Facebook Page with I Shine with Hyundai Photo Contest

The contest theme revolves around shining with Hyundai under any of five categories: People, Places, Events, Animals, and Fashion. Photo entries must include an element or subject related to a Hyundai car model or dealership authorized by Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI).

Participants may choose to compete in up to two of five categories.

With P50,000 at stake for each of the top 15 winners what are you waiting for?

For more details head on to the official Hyundai Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/hyundaiph?fref=ts

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hyundai lateral drift round 1Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), official distributor of Hyundai cars in the Philippines, announces its title sponsorship of the 2013 Hyundai Lateral Drift Pro-Am Championship Series. The 8th season of the series kicks off rounds 1 and 2 on August 31 and September 1 at the Megatent in Libis, Quezon City,featuring heart-stopping lateral drift action headed by six-time champion Alex Perez.

The first and only drift series in the Philippines since 2006 aims to drive motorsports awareness on a nationwide scale. This year, international drift drivers from Japan, Drift Couple Hiromi Kajikuma and Kimihiro Obata will grace the series as guest judges for all six rounds.

One of the highlights of the competition is a drift exhibition by “Pilipinas Got Talent” Season 4 finalists Gio Rodriguez and Ralph Tan aboard the 2013 Genesis Coupe, Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI) 2012-2013 Car of the Year Philippines’ Best Rear-Wheel Drive Sports car.

Watch Alex, Gio, and Ralph, along with the country’s top professional and amateur drift drivers face off in sideways drifting and burning rubber action.

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Words by Leo Lim | Photos courtesy of Hyundai Motorsport Gmbh
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Last time I’ve seen a Hyundai on the World Rally Championship (WRC) stage was exactly 10 years ago when the Accent WRC battled it out with Evos and STIs. Sadly, their lackluster performance failed to land any podium positions in all the races they’ve joined. By then, it was a lost cause and Hyundai quietly packed their bags and walked out of the WRC.
But in 2012, they teased an i20 kitted out with a roll cage and stripped down to bare metal at the Paris Auto Show. Not much was said about the car other than Hyundai’s intention to return to WRC. Being a sceptic, I guess this was nothing more than a show and tell segment in Hyundai’s marketing tool box.
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Words by Gracey Maquiniana | Photos courtesy of Hyundai Motor Co.
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Ahh sports cars. I always find myself amazed when I see one on the road, let alone when a bunch of them are lined-up on the street. And one particular model that never fails to capture my attention is the Genesis Coupe. But just like clothes and shoes, sports cars, no matter how pretty they may be, do tend to go out of fashion over time. So five years after the first Genesis Coupe came out, it seems like Hyundai is ready to come out with a replacement. Feast your eyes on the new HND-9 Concept, which we speculate to be the next-generation Genesis Coupe.
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In case you didn't know, PMS stands for Preventive Maintenance Service. Unlike the other popular meaning of the three-lettered acronym, this one is only full of TLC. It's what keeps our cars in tip top shape and running perfectly just like the very first day we drove it home. And now, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) is making PMS an even more enjoyable experience for their most beloved customers.
Starting April 29, 2013, select Hyundai dealerships nationwide will offer Hyundai Jet Service Premium - the fastest and most cutting-edge Preventive Maintenance Service EVER. Their newest service offering guarantees a 60-minute PMS lead time, or it's free.
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Words by Jade Lu | Photos by Hans Gerald Chua
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Last Saturday, January 26, 2013, was the final day of the qualitative testing for the 2012 - 2013 Car of the Year Philippines (COTY-P). It was a day for big brutes once again, as Hyundai sent the Santa Fe R-2.2 GLS 6AT 2WD and Premium 4WD, which were matched by Toyota’s Fortuner 4x2 G DSL AT and Hilux 4x2 G MT and Mazda’s CX-5 and BT-50. The Honda CR-V made its reprise with the 2.0 S and 2.4 SX variant, this time made in Thailand with local specs (Honda sent the Japan-made CR-V last time).
It was the fitting ending for this chapter. The cars weren’t too exciting to leave us done and fulfilled at the end of the day; they were mellowed down to leave us wanting more. Of course, “more” would come to us during the technical testing at the Clark International Speedway on February 25 to 27, when the cars will once again converge for the acceleration, braking, and handling tests. But until that comes, we were satisfied enough with the cars we’ve driven to keep us at ease until the end of February. Hopefully, the sky will stay clear of rain clouds and strong winds until then.
With that last hurrah, here are some final words from our writers about the cars of Day 9:
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Words by Leo Lim | Photos courtesy of Hyundai Motor America
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Hyundai came up with the Genesis sedan back in 2007 as a way to show the world that they're now all grown up and ready to take on the big boys. Although the Korean premium sports sedan didn't sell that well in the Philippines, its Coupe version did. And at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai released the HCD-14 Genesis Concept as a showcase of things to come.
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Words by Rico Soriano | Photos courtesy of Hyundai Motor Company
When was the last time you heard the words Hyundai and motorsports in the same sentence? Well, for most of you, probably never. But did you know that the Korean automaker used to compete in the World Rally Championship (WRC) back in 1999 with a four-wheel-drive Accent hatchback? Unfortunately, with limited success and a tight budget, they were forced to pull out after the 2003 season. 
But at the opening of the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Hyundai proudly announced their return to the WRC with the i20. According to Mark Hall, Hyundai Motor Europe's Marketing Director: “Our participation will demonstrate Hyundai's engineering excellence and durability, and will also help to enhance our passenger vehicles in future."
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Words by Christopher Kho | Photos courtesy of Hyundai Motor America 
The great minds at Hyundai can no longer contain their excitement over the Korean automaker's upcoming crossover SUV, that's why they had to publish online teaser images of their all-new 2013 Santa Fe just to keep themselves from going crazy. And after taking a good look, we're now just as giddy as they are. 
Scheduled to make its world premier at the 2012 New York International Auto Show in April, the third-generation Santa Fe is the latest model to be shaped from Hyundai's “Fluidic Sculpture” design philosophy. And to prevent it from looking like the rest of its siblings, they've adopted a new design concept called “Storm Edge”, which will also be the trend for their future SUV's. But even with all their hard work, we still think it looks like a super-sized Tucson.
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Words by John Luther Garcia | Photos courtesy of Hyundai Motor America
In just over two decades, Hyundai’s small sports car evolved from the humble Scoup (named from blend of the words sporty and coupe), the front-wheel-drive Coupe of the mid 90’s, to the fiery Genesis Coupe of today. And at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Korean automaker continues to up the ante by showing off its latest concept coupe dubbed the 'i-oniq' that not only previews Hyundai’s future design language, but also their technological breakthrough primarily as a range-extended electric vehicle.
The i-oniq was penned by Hyundai’s R&D center in Germany, which goes to show the heavy European flavor on its design.  Instead of going bonkers on wild shapes and angles, the new sports coupe is restrained with subtle character lines and curves that are less showy.
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