Euro 2012: Hyundai to supply more than 350 vehicles to transport teams, VIPs and tournament officials image

Hyundai has been a partner of UEFA for more than 12 years and this is the fourth consecutive European Championship that it has supported.

The South Korean automaker has supplied more than 350 vehicles to transport teams, VIPs and tournament officials throughout the Championship. Some of these vehicles were also used to transport the Championship Trophy on its recent tour of Poland and the Ukraine.

At the stadium handing over ceremony, Hyundai Motors also unveiled their special national team buses which were individually wrapped in a special cheering slogan.

Hyundai Motors will offer the Equus, Genesis, ix55, Santa Fe ix35, i40 and I 45 besides Elantra, the new generation i30 and 200 iLoad vans for the games which has already started on 8th June.

It’s a game of two halves, of course, on in this case two hosts. The Ukraine will welcome well-heeled fans from Germany, England and the Netherlands during the Group Stage, and officials expect as many as 1.2m visitors staying up to four nights in the country and spending as much as $1,000 each. SocGen notes, however, that 700,000 tickets for matches in the Ukraine were purchased domestically, therefore it expects net foreign spending of only $500,000.

Infrastructure improvements cost the nation more than 107bn Hryvna (£8.6bn) but nearly 80 percent of that was dedicated to specific transport projects, including a Hyundai high-speed rail network among the host cities of Kiev, Lviv, Kharkiv and Donetsk.