Hyundai Motor to Provide Vehicles for the UN

- Hyundai Motor recently won the vehicle provision bid held by the United Nations Procurement Division (UN/DP) to provide vehicles to the UN and UN Entities.

Hyundai succeeded against competition from various leading global automakers and will provide vehicles and maintenance services for the next three years.

Hyundai Elantra will be delivered to the UN and UN Entities and will carry the UN mark whilst helping to support the UN’s cause.

“It is a significant achievement for Hyundai to be selected as the vehicle supplier for the UN. It is a testament to the excellent quality of our vehicles and their competitiveness in the global automobile market,” commented Hyundai.

“The contract was awarded to Hyundai Motor Company with the aim of consolidating the vehicle requirements of the UN Entities to the extent possible, to take advantage of economies of scale, better quality, and better after-sale support package,” said UN. “It is important for the UN and the UN Entities to ensure that vehicles are of good quality with comprehensive after-sale support package. We look forward to having a fruitful engagement with Hyundai.”

This is the second time for Hyundai to provide vehicles to the UN, having provided 420 minibuses (including Kia models) to the UN from 2010 to 2015, following a bid process held by the UN/DP. Kia Motors Corporation, sister company of Hyundai, will also be providing its vehicles to UN. Contract between Hyundai (including Kia) with UN equate to approximate of USD 7 million, for the next three years with the possibility of a two-year extension. Hyundai Mobis, part of Hyundai Motor Group, will also be providing automotive parts to the UN.