Hyundai have launched its first new ‘Electrified’ store in the UK. The brand have transformed its Hyundai Bluewater store in Kent into an electrified centre focused on informing shoppers on the electric vehicle (EV) ownership experience.
The store’s ‘Electrified Wall’, features a fully functioning home charger unit along with a large touchscreen that provides easy-to-access information and engaging content on each of Hyundai’s fully electric models.
The ‘Powertrain Wall’ allows shoppers to explore which electrified powertrain might fit their lifestyle best whether it’s fully electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid or even hydrogen fuel cell.
The ‘Connectivity Wall’ provides interactive information on Hyundai’s infotainment technology, including the Bluelink® app, which allows drivers to monitor their charge, plan routes and discover last-mile navigation, all from their mobile device.
Hyundai also have a dedicated Experience Centre in the Bluewater Car Park that allows customers to book a test drive from its electrified model range. A new line-up of charging points will shortly be installed to ensure cars are charged and ready to be driven.
Hyundai offers three fully electric models including IONIQ Electric, KONA Electric and the new IONIQ 5, all of which will be available to test at the centre.
Ashley Andrew Hyundai Motor UK managing director, said: “Transforming the way people interact with their cars has always been just as important to us as transforming the cars themselves.
“Now, as we continue to accelerate our launch of market-leading electrified vehicles, it’s important that we have the right environment for people that might be unfamiliar with electric cars, to discover the benefits in a friendly and informative way.”