Hyundai Motor America Makes Garmin Navigation Systems Available Through Dealers Nationwide
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 17 -- Hyundai Motor America will offer navigation systems from Garmin International Inc. through its network of 725 dealers beginning in October. Current Hyundai owners, as well as new Hyundai buyers, will have the option of adding a customized version of the award-winning nüvi 360 personal navigation device to their vehicle. The Hyundai-branded nüvi also features a custom Hyundai start-up screen and database of Hyundai dealerships and service centers across the nation.
"We're excited to offer our owners the option of adding navigation technology from one of the leaders in the industry," said Frank Ferrara, executive vice president, Parts, for Hyundai Motor America. "Providing a customized navigation solution through our dealer network makes incorporating this technology into a Hyundai vehicle more practical and convenient for our owners."
Hyundai dealerships will display point-of-purchase and collateral materials highlighting the availability of Garmin's nüvi device. Garmin's nüvi 360 incorporates easy-to-use GPS navigation, Bluetooth wireless technology, an MP3 player, audio book player, language translator and travel guide capability, currency converter, world travel clock, and much more.
"We're very pleased to offer the state-of-the-art nüvi to Hyundai customers," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's vice president of marketing. "This arrangement gives Hyundai customers a great opportunity to easily purchase a navigation device at the same time they're purchasing a new vehicle -- and they can be assured that they're getting one of the most cutting-edge navigators available anywhere today."
Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices -- most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200.
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif. is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai cars and sport utility vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 725 Hyundai dealerships nationwide.
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