Although the 2014 World Cup is still some weeks away, Hyundai is already kicking off its preparations for the global event.
The Japanese car maker is one of the official FIFA sponsors for the tournament and, as such, is ahead of the game when it comes to launching football-related products. Hyundai has announced the launch of special edition versions of its highly popular ix35 and i30 models.
Both models feature new styling enhancements that commemorate the world's biggest sporting event, including distinctive Go! badging and dark exterior elements that complement the new model colours.
Creamy White and Phantom Black are available for the ix35 and creamy white, sleek silver and steel grey on the i30. The special editions will also see new equipment, previously unavailable on the standard ix35 and i30 models.
Tony Whitehorn, president and chief executive of Hyundai Motor UK, said: "We are delighted to be the official partner of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and these new special edition models are the ideal way to kick-off our preparations and to deliver great value to our customers."
Both new versions feature distinguished black gloss door mirrors and Go! badges on the door pillars. The limited editions will be only available for a short time, with just 550 units of the ix35 Go! being manufactured and only 150 units of the ix35 Go! SE. They will be priced between £20,750 to £23,000.
Based on the five-door hatchback, the i30 Go! SE and Go! SE Panorama editions are also available for the first time. The Go! SE will be available in both petrol and diesel versions, as will the Go! SE Panorama, priced at £16,000 and £17,300 respectively.
Hyundai's relationship with international football began in 1999 and will run until the 2022 Fifa World Cup at least.
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