Hyundai Canada (or Hyundai Auto Canada Inc, it’s official name) opened in Quebec in 1989. The plant, which was created to exclusively manufacture the Hyundai Sonata, built and shipped about 2000 vehicles per week.
However, the plant was only operational until 1993. Due to slow sales Hyundai was not able to support the plant, which cost almost $400 million. But Hyundai sales have exploded in Canada since 2009, so much so that Hyundai Canada is currently planning to build a new plant so that it can resume production in Canada. Hyundai has old more than 100,000 cars in Canada every year since 2012.
At this time, Hyundai is #1 import car brand in Canada without a production plant in the country.
Worldwide, the Hyundai is the 4th largest automaker behind only GM, Volkswagen, and Toyota. Their vehicles have sold in nearly 200 countries, and there are more than 5000 dealerships around the world.
The Hyundai Palisade is the newest SUV in the company’s award-winning lineup. More upscale than the Santa Fe XL, this 8-seater offers premium seats, a luxury interior, and more features in every row. Convenience technologies abound, and thanks to Hyundai’s SmartSense safety innovations, the 2020 Palisade is one of the most advanced SUVs on the market.
In its review, the Globe and Mail said, "You could easily envision a pleasant family trip to the cottage in this refined and quiet vehicle. It is as good as anything in its size category and offers great value at the price."
It offers heated and ventilated front seats, heated and ventilated second row seats, a driver’s integrated memory system, 7 USB outlets, three-zone climate control, quilted Nappa leather, second-row captain’s chairs, premium cargo space, proximity keyless entry, a one-touch walk-in button, a hands free power liftgate, a 10.25” display screen, a 12-speaker audio system, rain-sensing wipers, and more.Build and Price a New Palisade
Before the Palisade, the newest addition to Hyundai’s lineup was the Kona. This compact SUV is the perfect vehicle for city driving. Thanks to its maneuverability, parking is a breeze. It’s like driving a car with the better, higher vantage point of an SUV.
But that’s just the start of how the Kona makes everything easier for you. For a very modest price you get touchscreen displays, proximity keyless entry, an Infinity audio system, heated front seats and steering wheel, a power sunroof, and lots more.
You also have optional all-wheel drive, drive mode select, hill start assist, roof rack side rails, LED headlights, and a 1.6L Turbocharged GDI engine. When it comes to safety, your family stays protected with available forward collision avoidance assist, lane departure warning, blind-spot collision warning, driver attention warning, and rear cross-traffic collision warning.Build and Price a New Kona
Don’t settle for anything less than original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts for your Hyundai Canada vehicle. These genuine parts are specially designed for your exact vehicle. It’s what it was meant to run with. They’re designed over the process of many years and tested under extremely rigorous conditions to produce the most high-performing parts possible. Which is why getting just any old part from some third-party mechanic isn’t going to do the trick. It might be cheaper at first, but you’ll pay for it in the long run.
Tires might be the most important part on a vehicle in Canada (after your brakes, that is). If you can’t navigate through snow and sleet and ice and slush, then you aren’t going very far. Hyundai Canada offers winter tires at every one of its dealerships, and their certified techs can have you in and out with a quick appointment. Some dealerships (like Go Auto’s Hyundai locations) can even store your summer tires for the winter.
But regardless of the weather, it’s important to keep your tires properly maintained. Your local dealership can make sure they stay in tip-top shape through wheel alignments, tire rotations, and regular tire checks. Properly balanced tires increase maneuverability, stopping time, and even fuel economy.
Batteries and Belts
You live in Canada. You should know something about your battery and how it can fail in extreme weather. Any battery older than 3 years old is susceptible to failure. So, make sure you have it tested—charge, fluids, and terminal cleanliness. In much the same manner, timing belts become worn over time and can damage your engine if left unchecked. Negligence can be dangerous. Make sure you have a trusty Hyundai Canada location check it out from time to time.
Delaying brake service will no doubt lead to much more expensive costs down the road. This is why it’s important to have your brake fluids checked, along with your brake pads and rotors. These are non-negotiables. How often should you get them checked? Look at the maintenance guide in your vehicle’s manual.
Oil and Filters
Most drivers are pretty good with getting their oil checked. But did you know that using the right grade oil will help your car use gas more effectively? (AKA it can save you money.) However, filters are often overlooked, which is a problem. A dirty air filter can actually cause your engine to work harder than its supposed to, thereby wasting more gas. Believe it or not, a clean air filter can increase your fuel efficiency by up to 10%!
Every new Hyundai vehicle comes with a 1 year/20,000 km parts warranty. This ensures that you won’t get a lemon straight out of the factory.
If you have any mechanical issues with your new Hyundai within the first year (or up to 20,000 km, whichever comes first) just take it to the closest Hyundai dealership. They’ll replace the part free of charge.
Accessories from Hyundai Canada allow you to personalize your vehicle pretty much however you’d like! This is your chance to give your vehicle a unique touch, while getting the care and finish you can expect from trained Hyundai techs.
Here are just some of the genuine accessories you can purchase through Hyundai Canada:
Every accessory purchased through Hyundai Canada (at one of Hyundai’s dealerships) comes with a 3-year/60,000 km replacement warranty!
Simply put, Hyundai offers one of the best warranties in Canada. Why? Because Hyundai Canada believes in its products. It’s easy to offer long, comprehensive warranties when the company is confident in what they manufacture.
With your new Hyundai vehicle, you get a 5-year/100,000 km comprehensive limited warranty (more on what that means below). You also get 5 years of roadside assistance, which includes things like flat tire changing, lockout service, and more. And yes, it’s available 24 hours a day.
That 100,000 warranty is longer than any other brand in Canada, except Mazda.
Covers nearly every new vehicle component. Covers repairs or replacement of any component manufactured or originally installed by Hyundai that is defective in material or factory workmanship, under normal use and maintenance. The following components covered for time and mileage limits indicated:
It also covers perforation due to corrosion on body sheet metal from the lower window line down and occurring from the inner to outer surface, corrosion of original Hyundai body sheet metal due to defects in material or factory workmanship, under normal use and maintenance.
Covers most engine and powertrain components manufactured or originally installed by Hyundai that is defective in material or factory workmanship, under normal use and maintenance.
Covers repair or replacement of the following original Hyundai major emissions control components:
If you need help anywhere across Canada, contact Hyundai by phone or via their app for assistance with flat tire changing, lockout service, fuel delivery, towing, and more.
Your protection doesn’t need to end when your warranty ends.
Hyundai Canada offers an Extended Protection program that allows your peace of mind to continue long after your warranty expires. This is an extended warranty program, and the repairs are performed by only the most experienced Hyundai-trained technicians.
With the Extended Protection program, you get:
Includes fuel delivery, flat tire changing, lockout services, battery boosting, mechanical first aid, towing, and winching.
Reimbursement of lodging and meal expenses if a covered breakdown occurs while you are on a road trip and repairs last overnight ($100 per day, up to $300 per repair visit).
Replacement car while your vehicle is being repaired ($35 per day, up to $175 per visit).
Hyundai Extended Protection is transferable to the next private owner, enhancing the resale value.
Tire repair or replacement due to a failure caused by a puncture, cut, bruise or impact break incurred during normal driving activity.
If you have not filed any claims nor received any benefit by the time your plan expires, receive a full credit toward a new Hyundai Protection Plan or an in-store credit for the amount originally paid, up to $2,000, at your original selling dealer.
If you trade-in your Hyundai vehicle for another before your plan expires, receive a prorated credit toward a new Extended Protection Plan.
Hyundai Extended Protection is fully refundable if canceled within 45 days of purchase.
Hyundai Motor Finance is the exclusive finance partner of Hyundai Canada and has helped tens of thousands of drivers get the credit approval they need to drive a Hyundai vehicle. Whether you’re looking to finance or lease your vehicle, Hyundai Motor Finance can help.
What you can expect with Hyundai Motor Finance:
There are many benefits for both leasing and financing with Hyundai Canada. It just depends on what you’re looking for. The features that are most important to you will help you decide the right solution for you, your financial needs, and your lifestyle.
Peace of mind doesn’t just come with new Hyundai vehicles. Through Hyundai Canada’s “H Promise,”
their Certified Pre-Owned Program lets you buy used with confidence.
H-Promise vehicles come with:
This is a transferable Powertrain Limited Warranty.
Most used vehicles on the market start at 4.99%. Not with Hyundai Canada!
In order to become Certified, every pre-owned vehicle must pass Hyundai’s 120-point inspection process. That means a Hyundai technician has signed off on that used vehicle, both inside and out.
If you’re not satisfied with your purchase, and it’s an issue that Hyundai can’t fix, then simply bring it back to your dealer within 30 days/2000 km and exchange it for a vehicle that fits your needs.
You also get complimentary one-year 24-hour roadside assistance, a free oil change, plus a 3-month trial subscription of Sirius Satellite Radio.