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Hyundai Provides Vehicles To Organizing Committee Of 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

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Hyundai Motor is providing a fleet of 50 vehicles to the organizing committee of 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup as the exclusive official automotive supplier to the event, which takes place at Marina di Ravenna, Italy, from September 1-11.

The cars available include the new i40, the compact crossover SUV ix35, the mid-size crossover SUV Santa Fe, the multi-purpose vehicle ix20, and the H-1 minibus for transporting larger groups. The vehicles will be used to transport FIFA officials, national teams, referees and media representatives throughout the tournament.

The VIK (value-in-kind) handover ceremony, held today at Ravenna Stadium, was attended by Mr. Yongsung Kim, President of Hyundai Motor Company Italy, Mr. Joan Cusco, Managing Director of 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, Mr. Ferdinando Arcopinto, General Manager from Local Organizing Committee, as well as officials from the municipality of Ravenna, media members and other guests.

Hyundai is proud of its 12-year strong association with FIFA, during which the company has demonstrated itself to be a reliable and effective partner by serving as the official automotive supplier to all FIFA-sanctioned events around the world. Hyundai is currently one of FIFA’s top partners and has extended its strategic sponsorship agreement with FIFA to cover the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil, the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia, and the 2022 World Cup™ in Qatar.

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group which has ranked as the world’s fifth-largest automaker since 2007 and includes more than two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Hyundai Motor, which has six manufacturing bases outside of South Korea, sold approximately 3.6 million vehicles globally in 2010. Hyundai vehicles are sold in 186 countries through some 5,300 dealerships and showrooms. Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products is available at

August 29, 2011

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