11/07/2012, COSTA MESA,

PRESIDENT'S CHOICE FOR BEST HYUNDAI SEMA CONCEPT VEHICLE AWARDED TO JP EDITION VELOSTER

Tuner-Designer John Pangilinan the First to Receive Hyundai SEMA Award

COSTA MESA, Nov. 7, 2012 – Hyundai has awarded its first SEMA President's Choice award to the JP Edition Hyundai Veloster Turbo, built by tuner and designer John Pangilinan. Pangilinan, known by the tuner community simply as “John P.,” is the first Hyundai SEMA tuner to receive the President's Choice award for best Hyundai SEMA Concept. In consultation with paint supplier BASF, the JP Edition Veloster incorporates a brilliant mint green exterior finish, attracting the attention of SEMA attendees throughout the show.

"Selecting our first SEMA President's Choice wasn't easy," said John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. "Hyundai's booth was loaded with seven innovative concepts building upon our popular Veloster, Genesis Coupe, and Elantra GT models. In the end, though, I couldn't resist the JP Edition Veloster. The distinctive mint green paint, wide fender flares and blacked-out wheel package was just a cleanly-integrated overall vehicle concept. Congratulations, John!"

"I'm thrilled to receive the President's Choice award from Hyundai this year,” said John Pangilinan, creator of the JP Edition Veloster concept. “In creating the JP Edition Veloster, we were inspired to take the Veloster's distinctive design cues and accentuate them with an iris-warping brilliant mint green exterior finish. The JP Edition Veloster concept takes the Veloster production car into ultra-exclusive tuner-car territory." John P. will receive an honorary plaque for the award, as well as a $5,000 honorarium for his efforts with this Hyundai concept.

The JP Edition's 1.6-liter, direct-injected Veloster Turbo engine receives an ARK performance exhaust, while the suspension adds KW coilovers, Whiteline sway bars and anti-lift kit, and a Brembo® big brake kit. Blacked-out Ray's Gram Lights Xtreme57 Wheels and Toyo Proxes T1 Sport tires perfectly fill the bright mint green TS Designs fender flares by designer Jon Sibal.

The comprehensive list of JP Edition Veloster cosmetic and performance enhancements includes:

Powertrain

- ARK Performance Exhaust

Exterior

- BASF Mint Green Paint painted by Auto Explosion

- TS Designs Metal Fender Flares designed by Jon Sibal

Chassis/Suspension

- Brembo big brake kit

- KW Coilovers with ARK Performance lowering springs

- Whiteline sway bars, anti-lift caster kit and end links

- Ray's Gram Lights Xtreme57 Wheels – 19 x 9.5 inches

- Toyo Tires Proxes T1 Sport - 265/30 R19

Interior

- Recaro Cross Sportster CS Seats with Takata Harnesses

- Re-upholstery by Infinite Auto Design

- Alpine Electronics System built by BP Auto Sound

- V-LEDs Lighting

Photos, videos and additional details for all of Hyundai's 2012 SEMA cars are available at HyundaiNews.com.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Information about Hyundai Motor America and its full vehicle line-up is available at its website – www.hyundai.com. For media information, including photography, visit www.hyundainews.com.


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