Hyundai gears up for the 2014 World Cup © Hyundai

Hyundai gears up for the 2014 World Cup

Hyundai has a big involvement with world football, and on the run up to World Cup 2014 in Brazil, the Korean firm has already started its celebrations of the festival of football by delivering a new Hyundai Santa Fe to brand ambassador Kaka.

Kaka will drive his new Santa Fe on the run up to Brazil 2014, playing a central role in “building relationships between Hyundai Motor and football fans worldwide.”

Alongside this, Hyundai is also running its “Hyundai Go! Brasil” digital campaign, which aims to engage more and more fans with Hyundai and football. Expect to see more of this in the coming weeks.

Kaka on his new Hyundai Santa Fe:

“It’s a real pleasure to be a part of Hyundai Motor’s campaign around the FIFA World Cup. I’m happy to be sharing the passion and excitement of football with so many people, and it’s great to drive the Hyundai Santa Fe.”

This is not the biggest news surrounding Hyundai and the world cup, however. Alongside that, Hyundai has just unveiled two new special edition, football-inspired models Hyundai ix35 and Hyundai i30 models.

Hyundai gears up for the 2014 World Cup © Hyundai

As part of its Go! campaigns, Hyundai has released two new special editions of its ix35 crossover, the Go! and Go! Se models, limited to 550 and 150 examples respectively.

The Go! model adds £1,500 of additional equipment on top of the ix35 SE on which it’s based – including 18-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof and privacy glass – for just a £650 price premium at ££20,750.

The benefit to customers is similar with the even high grade Go! SE special edition trim level, which is based on the regular Hyundai ix35 Premium Panorama. This variant gets a heated steering wheel, front parking sensors and a tyre pressure monitoring system, offering more than £800 in extra equipment for £650 less (£23,000) than the £23,650 standard model.

The story is the same for the new Hyundai i30 Go! SE and Go! SE Panorama hatchbacks.

The Go! SE model, price from £16,000 is available with either the 100hp 1.4-litre petrol engine or the 110hp 1.6-litre turbodiesel unit, both offering exceptional performance and excellent efficiency.

Hyundai gears up for the 2014 World Cup © Hyundai

It features styling enhancements such as 16-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass and gloss black door mirrors among a number of other upgrades.

Featuring a further upgraded specification, the Hyundai i30 Go! SE Panorama model costs from £17,300, and benefits from a panoramic sunroof and 17-inch wheels on top of the Go! SE’s already comprehensive list of standard equipment.

Available with either the 120hp 1.6-litre petrol or the same 110hp turbodiesel as the other special edition i30, the Go! SE Panorama is priced from £17,300.

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