Hyundai opens first authorized EV retailer, service provider in PH

Updated Mar 10, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The dealership is built with two EV-dedicated work bays.

Hyundai Motor Philippines, Inc. (HMPH) has expanded its dealership network with the opening of a new outlet in Makati.

Hyundai Makati facade

Hyundai Makati

The Hyundai Makati dealership is considered a milestone for the company as it is also the country’s first authorized retailer and service provider of electric vehicles (EVs). Gateway Group is tasked to manage the new dealership, and it is likewise responsible for rolling out efforts to ensure the brand's growth in the area.

 “Now, Hyundai is certainly a reputable brand, which has certainly stood the test of time, and we have very much enthused to jumpstart this venture and journey. The Hyundai brand has captured the hearts of many Filipino years ago and now with this economy thriving, with the market in high demand, we are eager to capitalize on all opportunities,” said Gateway Group Executive Vice President Michael Goho.

Hyundai Ioniq front view

The Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai Makati features a 1,167 sqm service area that's equipped with six work bays and two work bays dedicated to EVs. Present inside the service area is a 22 kW AC charger and a 50 kW DC charger. The more powerful DC charger is capable of charging batteries from 20 percent to 80 percent in 30 minutes. This new Hyundai dealership also features a 280 sqm showroom that can display up to five vehicles.

Visitors can get to know more about the Korean automaker’s Philippine lineup consisting of the Creta, Palisade, Santa Fe, Stargazer, Staria, and Tucson. The company is also offering the Ioniq 5, an all-electric compact crossover that will help expand the EV market in the country.

With Hyundai’s first authorized EV retailer and service provider, HMPH can assure convenient EV ownership. The company is offering the Ioniq 5 with an 8-year or 160,000 battery warranty (whichever comes first), as well as a 5-year or 200,000 km warranty and a 5-year or 75,000 km free maintenance package.

For those interested, the Ioniq 5 has two different variants for the Philippine market. There's the Standard Range 2WD version priced at Php 3,068,000 and the top-spec Long Range 2WD which is available for Php 3,698,000. Available color options for the Ioniq 5 includes Abyss Black Pearl, Cyber Gray Metallic, Atlas White, and Gravity Gold. Note that Gravity Gold is the sole color choice that comes with a matte finish.

“On behalf of HMPH, we would like to express our appreciation to the Gateway Group. We are excited to set off this fruitful partnership and would like to thank them for their trust and confidence towards the Hyundai brand. Together, we will serve and offer Makati citizens a memorable ownership journey through the ‘Hyundai Experience’,” said HMPH President Mr. Dong Wook Lee.

Hyundai Makati opening ceremony

The first Hyundai Motor dealership under Gateway Group

You can visit the Hyundai Makati along the automotive strip of Chino Roces Avenue Extension. It is the first of five authorized EV dealers in the country. The four other EV dealers will be launched in Alabang, Cebu North, Pampanga, and Pasig this year.

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In the local market, Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc., under the leadership of Lee Dong-Wook now sells Hyundai models locally as of 2022.  

The brand’s lineup consists of the new crossovers which includes the Tucson, Santa Fe, and Creta. Under the MPV category, the Korean marque then has the new Staria model. The most affordable model in the local Hyundai lineup is the Creta's GL variant, which is priced at Php 998,000. The most expensive meanwhile is the Santa Fe, which retails at Php 2,420,000.

Of note, Philkotse makes sure to update its Hyundai car price list as needed. It also provides an up-to-date list of car promos for the said brand, as well as a list of Hyundai dealerships around the country. 

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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