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Hyundai donation keeps St John Ambulance motoring



Hyundai Press Release - Hyundai donation keeps St John Ambulance motoring

A relationship with Hyundai New Zealand stretching back 11 years continues to help the St John Ambulance support New Zealanders in their time of need.

Hyundai New Zealand handed over its most recent vehicle, a new Hyundai Tucson that has been donated to St John to be used in a regional operational response role.

Hyundai New Zealand has supplied St John with more than 300 vehicles for operational and community programme duties since 2005. In addition to its commercial relationship Hyundai New Zealand has often loaned and donated vehicles to boost the organisation’s capability.

Vehicles supplied include the Hyundai Santa Fe, Tucson and ix35 SUVs; i30 and i40 cars and iLoad vans. They are used in first-response operational duties, regional management use, education, First Aid training and service delivery. Since 2005 St John’s Hyundai vehicles have travelled more than 34 million kilometres, an average of 115,000 km per vehicle.

Hyundai New Zealand General Manager Andy Sinclair says the relationship is a way for Hyundai New Zealand to ‘give back’ to the communities of New Zealand. “Our ongoing support of the Order of St John is important to both organisations and we are very proud to help St John’s dedicated staff and volunteers to assist and support New Zealanders, said Mr Sinclair.

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Mr Sinclair presented the keys of the Tucson to St John Head of Clinical Operations Support Murray Holt.
“Hyundai have been great to deal with, providing reliable vehicles that meet our operational needs. We have appreciated Hyundai’s support which has contributed to a successful partnership and has helped us deliver care to New Zealand communities,” said Mr Holt.
Hyundai’s dealer network and staff are keen supporters of the relationship and Mr Sinclair says the two organisations will look for additional ways to work together in future.


About Hyundai New Zealand
Hyundai has been in New Zealand for over 34 years, and is a 100% New Zealand owned and operated company. Hyundai has been the number one selling diesel passenger vehicle brand for 9 years running, as well as an award-winning range with the Santa Fe awarded NZ Car of the Year ‘Best in Class Large SUV’ Award, Tucson ‘Best in Class Medium SUV’ and ‘People’s Choice Award’, and the Genesis awarded ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ and ‘Safest Car’ Award in 2015.

Consumer research organisation Canstar Blue named Hyundai New Zealand a 2016 winner of its Most Satisfied Customers award in the automotive category. scoring a perfect set of five-star results across all seven categories - overall satisfaction, value for money, point of sale, after sale service, reliability, driver experience and performance. Hyundai is committed to helping New Zealand families through The Hyundai Family Time Project. Find out more by visiting, or for more information visit

About St John
Providing Ambulance Services throughout New Zealand will always be a core activity for St John, however the organisation is also playing an increasing role in meeting the broader health needs of New Zealand communities.
St John believes it’s important to develop strong communities to help people live independently, get the social connections they need and improve their wellbeing. Central to everything St John achieves is the energy and generosity of its volunteers and supporters. For more information

About Hyundai Motor Company
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, with more than two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Hyundai Motor Group has seven manufacturing bases outside of South Korea including Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, Russia, Turkey and the U.S. They offer a full line-up of products including small to large passenger vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles. Further information about Hyundai Motor Group and its products is available

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