Hyundai PH outlines new normal in nationwide dealerships

Updated Nov 13, 2020 | Same topic: COVID-19 Updates

Called the Hyundai GPS, it ensures safety for Hyundai employees as well as customers

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world is set to move on to a “new normal” where social distancing is prevalent, thorough handwashing and sanitation is a must, and many other safety precautions are to be put in place.

For Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. or HARI, the official distributor of Hyundai passenger and commercial vehicles here in the Philippines, it is rolling out its Guidelines for Protection and Safety (GPS). With these guidelines, the company will ensure the safety of its employees, its business partners, dealership personnel, and of course, its customers. Let's find out with

What is Hyundai GPS?

The Hyundai GPS is a set of health and safety guidelines designed to ensure the safety of the entire HARI value chain. This includes office operations, vehicle assembly, imports, vehicle delivery to dealerships, dealership showrooms, after-sales services, sales operations, the releasing of new units, as well as test drives. So essentially, it aims to protect the health and well-being of everyone within the sphere of HARI.

As for the GPS itself, it is based on global standards of risk assessment and protocols from the International Organization for Standardization as well as the World Health Organization.

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A picture of the Commonwealth Hyundai dealership

With the Hyundai GPS, we're hoping that we won't be seeing untoward incidents in Hyundai dealerships once they open up

Under the Hyundai GPS, all of HARI’s operations will practice: social distancing with of at least one meter apart, front line dealership workers shall don personal protective gear, deployment of sanitation booths that are equipped with antibacterial sprays and thermal scanners in key areas of operations, provision of surgical masks, rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizers to customers, periodic disinfection of display vehicles, test vehicles, new units, as well as dealerships and parts warehouses.

In line with the GPS guidelines, HARI has also participated with Project ARK or Antibody Rapid Test Kit. Project ARK is a private sector-led initiative that will provide rapid test kits down to the community level. This is, of course, meant to complement the Philippine government’s own efforts to “flatten the curve.”

The fight is still going

Currently, HARI is supporting the effort to fight the Covid-19 pandemic through the HARI Foundation’s #HyundaiSAGIP, which in turn rolled out the Biyahe ng Bayani program.

The said program provides rides for front line medical workers, as well as the transport of medical supplies in Southern Luzon Hospitals free of charge. Later on, this operation will be expanded to Northern Luzon.

A picture of the PPEs donated by HARI to UP-PGH

The HARI Foundation already donated PPEs to UP-PGH.

Do note also that Hyundai Philippines has extended its warranty coverage for all Hyundai commercial and passenger vehicles with warranties that lapsed within the enhanced community quarantine period until May 31, 2020.

Know more about Hyundai

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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