Hyundai Launches Canadian Performance Parts Division
September 24, 2007
Automotive enthusiasts have always been obsessed with taking stock cars and improving their performance to match more expensive vehicles. The movies Fast and the Furious and its sequels show how an ordinary Honda or Toyota can be tuned to become supercars. The most popular brands of cars for tuners are Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Volkswagen. But a newcomer in the said segment is making waves and has recently launched a division for performance parts in Canada.
Hyundai, the Korean automaker known for its economy cars, is slowly moving up the ranks when it comes to popularity among performance enthusiasts. The sporty Tiburon coupe is an example of Hyundai's achievement in the said department. The Accent is also becoming a favorite for performance enthusiasts.
The Canadian arm of the Korean automaker recently announced that they will be counting on the growing number of Canadian youth becoming more and more interested on tinkering with their vehicles. As part of that expansion, Hyundai will introduce Hyundai Performance Parts in the country. The said marketing arm of the Korean automaker will be offering a wide variety of aftermarket performance parts to Canadian consumers.
Some of these performance parts are performance clutch assemblies and brake upgrades. Other parts that Hyundai Performance Parts will offer to Canadians are B&M short shift kits, suspension upgrades for better handling and ride stability, lowering spring kits for better aerodynamics and better balance and even cold air intake which are designed to improve a Hyundai's engine performance. These performance parts will be available to Canadian consumers just like shocks Canada.
Aside from parts designed to improve the performance of Hyundai vehicles, Hyundai Performance Parts will also offer aftermarket components designed to improve the aesthetics of a car. Some of these parts for exterior styling includes chrome exhaust tips, rear wing, and alloy wheels. These components combined with performance-enhancing parts can give Canadian consumers what they really want for their vehicles. For finishing touches, Hyundai Performance Parts also offers interior trim kits to stylize the cockpit of any Hyundai car. A high-end Clarion audio system is also being offered by Hyundai in the country for those who want to have a good audio system to go along with their souped up Hyundai.
These parts will be available to Canadian consumers through the wide network of Hyundai dealerships in the country. Customers can also order the said parts from Hyundai's Canadian website. The current listing of parts is expected to grow as Hyundai plans to expand their offerings. The reason for this is that the company wants to make more and more of its cars tunable. Installation of the said performance auto parts will not void the lengthy warranty offered by the automaker.
This offer is surely a good thing for Canadian tuners. For those who are only beginning to be hooked to this hobby, they will have a major automaker backing their passion. With the use of performance parts backed by a major car manufacturer, tuning a car for Canadians surely was made easier.
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