Hyundai announces winner of it’s “Unforgettable Test Drive Contest”

Hyundai Auto Canada has announced the winner of its “Unforgettable Test Drive Contest” and presented the prize to the winner at a ceremony held at Markham Hyundai in Markham, Ontario.

To launch the all-new 2006 Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Auto Canada ran the nation-wide “Unforgettable Test Drive Contest” between June 21 and August 31, 2005. The contest offered one winner and a guest a five-night, six-day trip for two to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to drive the Cabot Trail – one of the most beautiful drives in North America – in the award-winning 2006 Hyundai Sonata.

Over 100,000 Canadian consumers nationwide received the contest entry with an invitation to visit their local Hyundai retailer and drive the new Sonata.

Ms. Ruth Lau of Markham, Ontario was declared the winner and was presented with her prize from Daniel Stiller, Hyundai Auto Canada’s Central Zone Manager.
Ms. Lau, an employee of American Express, recently relocated to Canada from her native Mexico and is looking forward to the drive. “We are very excited with this win and looking forward to the trip”, said Ms. Lau upon receiving her prize. Ms. Lau and her daughter plan to take their “Unforgettable Test Drive” in Nova Scotia next summer.

Earlier this week, the all-new 2006 Hyundai Sonata was named as Canada’s “Best New family Sedan Under $35,000″ by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. This win prompted Hyundai Auto Canada’s Director of Marketing, Peter Renz, to state “Canadian automotive journalists clearly recognize that Hyundai is the surprising automaker that exceeds consumer expectations through our relentless drive to over-deliver on quality in every price class in which we compete. The 2006 Sonata is a vehicle that is destined to redefine the way Canadians perceive the Hyundai brand and Hyundai products”.

Hyundai Auto Canada, headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is a division of Hyundai Motor America whose parent company is Hyundai Motor Company of South Korea. Hyundai automobiles and sport utility vehicles are distributed throughout Canada by Hyundai Auto Canada and are sold and serviced by 163 retailers nationwide.