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FYI: Hyundai Motor PH will honor ongoing warranties and service old vehicles

Previous buyers can rest easy knowing they aren’t left out

Yes, your older Hyundais will still be supported under the new distributor. PHOTO FROM HYUNDAI

Hyundai Motor Philippines has essentially started from a blank slate after taking over the brand from Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (which is still in charge of the brand’s commercial vehicles).

Now, we bet that existing customers are wondering if the new distributor will continue to support and honor the warranties of the brand’s older vehicles purchased under the former distributor. Well, you’ll be glad to know that the answer is a resounding yes, straight from HMPH president Lee Dong Wook during his team’s visit to our office.

This includes recent vehicles purchased as long as these are within the warranty period, like the now-discontinued Venue, which was replaced by the Creta subcompact crossover in the automaker’s new product lineup.

If you have a Hyundai that you recently bought from HARI or via the gray market, it will be supported as well. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

If you happen to own an older Hyundai and want to use official parts, the distributor will continue to provide these at its authorized dealerships nationwide.

But if you purchased a gray market vehicle, it will be accommodated but the process won’t be as straightforward compared to one bought through official channels.

Current and future owners can breathe easy knowing that the new distributor will have your back, especially as it is offering a five-year/200,000km warranty on all of its new vehicles.

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. And he is our managing editor (believe it or not). He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.