Hyundais iCARE wins inaugural CanBlue Innovation Excellence Award

Media release 14th April 2015

iCare Customer Care Program claims new award from respected Canstar Blue research group
Independent judging panel and Hyundai owners impressed by iCare’s comprehensive package of after-sales service
iCare the only customer care service program awarded in Canstar Blue’s newest Automotive category

14th April 2015 - Hyundai’s industry leading iCare Customer Care Program has received a prestigious Canstar Blue Award for Innovation Excellence.

It is the first time the consumer-focused Canstar Blue Awards have included awards for Innovation Excellence in the Automotive category. Hyundai’s iCare was the only customer care program awarded in the new category.

iCare was adjudged best in its class by an independent panel of motoring experts which also considered submissions from Hyundai owners.

“iCare by Hyundai is a game-changer in car servicing and arguably the best customer care program in Australia, giving absolute transparency in service pricing – an area of much contention for many people – and a level playing field for dealership pricing,” said Canstar Blue General Manager, Megan Doyle.

“With lifetime capped price servicing, plus an easy to use online booking portal to connect with dealerships, iCare provides consumers with the maximum price for every service for every Hyundai ever sold in Australia, with bundling together some of the best service offers on the market.”

Other aspects of iCare that impressed Canstar Blue’s independent panel of motoring experts included:

Longer service intervals
Free roadside assist
Free MapCare plan
5-year/unlimited km warranty
dedicated Customer Care Centre 1,500km complimentary service
“We are delighted that Hyundai iCare is the first recipient of this important new innovation award in Canstar Blue’s extensive automotive category,” said Tony Hutton, General Manager of Aftersales Hyundai Motor Company Australia.

“We’ve long claimed that iCare is easily Australia’s best customer care program of its type, and this award confirms that claim,” he said, “iCare definitely delivers standout transparency and ease of vehicle service for all Hyundai owners.”

Its new award for Innovation Excellence also echoes Hyundai’s previous clean sweep of Canstar Blue Customer Satisfaction Awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

About Canstar Blue

Canstar Blue was launched in July 2010 by CANSTAR - Australia and New Zealand’s premier researcher of retail finance information for more than 350 institutions across the finance sector. Canstar Blue measures and tracks Australian and New Zealand consumer satisfaction across over 100 different categories to help consumers make the best purchasing decisions for their needs.

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