It by no means ceases to amaze me what number of producers desire a piece of the Australian truck market. Given the restricted variety of vans offered throughout many alternative weight segments, the variety of gamers within the subject is outstanding. Simply as outstanding is the variety of new entries into the market. Most of those now come from Asia or India, with Nice Wall, JAC, JMC and Mahindra coming to thoughts. A current announcement from Hyundai Business Automobiles Australia (HCVA) heralded the re-arrival of Hyundai within the light-truck race, and the promise of a heavy-duty mannequin on our shores subsequent 12 months.
Australians are not any strangers to the Hyundai model, with the Korean producer having cast an enviable repute, and gained huge market share, within the passenger automobile market over current years. These of you with a very good reminiscence may also keep in mind Hyundai vans being accessible right here for a brief interval many moons in the past, earlier than Hyundai Motor Firm Australia (HMCA) dropped the light-truck vary, and targeted its efforts on promoting the automobile and light-van merchandise which have confirmed so well-liked.
Whereas HMCA was promoting these mild vans in Australia, the Peninsula Motor Group, underneath the steerage of Dilip Kumar, was one of the best performing dealership in Australia for Hyundai vans. It appears becoming then, that the Peninsular Motor Group ought to tackle the import and distribution of the present mannequin Hyundai vans by means of a newly fashioned subsidiary, Hyundai Business Automobiles Australia (HCVA). HCVA has an settlement with Hyundai in South Korea, and can act as an agent, importing, promoting and supporting Hyundai’s mild and heavy-duty truck merchandise.
The issue with lots of the newer manufacturers to the native market comes within the type of product assist, as many worth savvy consumers have learnt, with servicing and spare components seemingly being neglected by importers. The HCVA deal appears to be a little bit totally different although, with dealerships across the nation approaching board earlier than the product hits our shores, and the promise of nationwide assist for the brand new merchandise getting into the nation.
On the current announcement of the brand new settlement, Dilip Kumar, managing director of HCVA, described the occasion as, “A historic day for HCVA and the Peninsula Motor Group”. He continued, saying, “Alternatives to safe a serious and effectively revered model resembling Hyundai are very uncommon, and extremely wanted. The Peninsula Motor Group has been a Hyundai supplier since 2008, and, as such, we’re conscious of the esteem and recognition of the model with Australian consumers. So when the business automobile distributorship grew to become accessible, we instantly registered our eager curiosity in securing it”.
Having secured the rights to distribute hyundai hd270 business autos in Australia, the emphasis then turned to selecting which merchandise could be introduced into the nation, and provided to Australian consumers.