Hyundai starts the new decade strong with the inauguration of Angeles dealership

Hyundai unveiled its newest full-service passenger car (PC) dealerships in Angeles City, Pampanga last January 23, 2020.

Being home to the Clark International Airport and former US military-operated Clark Air Base, Angeles City was heavily affected by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991. Three years after, the city recovered with the creation of the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ). Angeles City today is a first-class highly urbanized city—Pampanga’s commercial, financial, and industrial hub and the entertainment and gaming center of Central Luzon.

According to the 2019 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) released by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC), Angeles City ranks second in the Most Improved Rankings for Highly Urbanized Cities category. The city also received its Seal of Good Local Governance from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) last 2016.

Present during the unveiling of the marker of Hyundai Angeles were (L-R) HARI Chairman Edward S. Go, HARI President & CEO Maria Fe Perez-Agudo, HAP Chairman Angelo D. Hizon, Jr., HAP Deputy COO Yves Amiel S. Hizon, HAP Executive Vice President & COO Marco O. Hizon.

Hyundai Angeles is the second Hyundai PC dealership in Pampanga and the third in Central Luzon operated by the Hizon group. The Hizon Group counts among the first four pioneer Hyundai dealers in the Philippines. “We are right where we should be,” affirmed Ms. Agudo. “The third Hyundai dealership under the Hizon Group is designed to respond to the needs of the booming business, tourism, and transport industries of Angeles.”

Yves Amiel Hizon, Deputy COO of Hyundai Angeles Pampanga, took pride in the Hizon Group’s as one of the four pioneer dealers of Hyundai in the Philippines. “Bakit Hyundai? My classmates asked back in 2001. I asked my mom and she said, ‘Your father saw the future of Hyundai… My father had faith. Hyundai Pampanga opened in December 2001 and is currently No. 3 in its area per market share. Hyundai Tarlac, which opened in November 2007, ranks No. 2 in its area per market share.” This third generation Hizon is now bent on carrying on his father’s legacy by bringing Hyundai Angeles to success in this new decade.

Representatives of local transport groups check out the Hyundai Modern Jeepney Class 1 displayed outside the newly-launched Hyundai Angeles dealership.

Sidelights of the inauguration were the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), allocating some 700 units of the Hyundai H-100 Class 1 Modern Jeepney to local transport groups; and the turnover of an H-100 ambulance to the local government. Both activities signify Hyundai’s solid support for the national PUV modernization program.

Hyundai Angeles complies with Global Dealership Space Identity (GDSI) standards, the modern design philosophy of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) that mirrors and complements its top-performing vehicles, such as the Reina, Accent, Kona, Tucson, Grand Starex, and Santa Fe. HARI hinted that the newly launched dealerships and those that are opening this year will be housing Hyundai’s latest innovations slated for 2020.

This new dealership is part of HARI’s aggressive PC and Commercial Vehicle (CV) network expansion into the country’s high growth corridors.

On January 24, the day after the Angeles launch, HARI went on to open the first-ever Hyundai PC dealership in the Cordilleras, Hyundai Baguio City.

Last 2019, HARI sold 33,763 units (full-year figures) and generated 2.9% growth in December versus the same month in 2018, enabling it to maintain its position in the market as one of the top automotive brands in the Philippine market.

Customers can visit Hyundai Angeles along McArthur Highway, Balibago, Angeles City, Pampanga.

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