HYUNDAI SECURES MAJOR FLEET DEAL WITH ENTERPRISE PLC







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: April 18, 2012
Categories: Hyundai, Hyundai Dealership News

  • Hyundai enters fleet partnership with major UK support services company Enterprise PLC to supply 500 cars
  • Mixture of new Hyundai i40 and New Generation i30 to join existing vehicle fleet
  • Hyundai scores top marks for overall efficiency savings, cost of ownership plus potential future green technology

Hyundai Fleet

Hyundai has secured a significant fleet conquest deal following the order to supply 500 new cars to Enterprise PLC.

Enterprise PLC, a Blue Chip company and one of the UK’s largest providers of maintenance and front-line services to the public sector and utility industry, chose Hyundai as its preferred fleet supplier following an extensive evaluation process to find alternatives to help optimise its fleet efficiency.

The new fleet will comprise of a mixture of Hyundai i40 and New Generation i30, which both boast the lowest BiK costs in their respective classes. The 110ps variant of the New Generation i30 emits just 97g/km CO2 – 18g/km less than the outgoing model. The new i40 meanwhile delivers class-leading fuel economy from 65.7mpg on the combined cycle, which equates to emissions from just 113g/km for a D-segment car.

In addition to maintaining key infrastructure assets for utility companies, Enterprise PLC also provides frontline services to Local Authorities and Central Government organisations in the UK. Its 11,000 employees work across 170 locations in the UK and are collectively responsible for delivering local services and maintenance at stringent national standards.

Hyundai has continuously highlighted its desire to lead the way in terms of long-term environmental sustainability for the auto industry, and models like the New Generation i30 and the i40 furthers the company’s commitment to delivering models with class-leading eco-performance.

Martin Wilson, National Fleet Sales Manager at Hyundai Motor UK, said: “At Hyundai, we are continually growing and improving our entire fleet offering from the products that we sell to the support services we offer to customers. We are delighted that a Blue Chip company such as Enterprise PLC has chosen Hyundai and this further confirms that our products tick all the boxes for large fleet operators. We are looking forward to partnering with Enterprise PLC in helping them achieve greater fleet optimisation and efficiency.”

Philip Preston, Commercial Director Operations at Enterprise PLC, said: “We conducted an in-depth investigation into whole life costs of our fleet, looking at vehicle emissions, BiK tax benefits and vehicle performance. Hyundai came out on top and offered the best overall package for us and our fleet operation. As a Group we are constantly striving to reduce energy consumption and emissions from our fleet and Hyundai’s current fleet products help us do that. In addition, we are also looking at a long-term fleet partner that can deliver alternative fuelled vehicles in future, and Hyundai’s ix35 FCEV is an exciting prospect for our future fleet.”

The ix35 FCEV is Hyundai’s third-generation fuel cell vehicle and showcases the brand’s development on cutting-edge alternative fuels such as hydrogen. It features a standard petrol internal combustion engine and a hydrogen fuel cell stack to provide a driving range of 360 miles between fill-ups.