Ahead of the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors Corporation have officially handed over the fleet of vehicles that will be used for the event. The Hyundai-Kia VIK Official Handover Ceremony took place on 8 June at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, one of the venues for Russia 2017.
The handover ceremony was witnessed by representatives from FIFA, Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors Corporation. Jay Neuhaus, FIFA Head of Rights Delivery & Hospitality, spoke to emphasise FIFA’s determination to stage an unforgettable Confederations Cup and to thank Hyundai-Kia for their support.
He said: “The vehicle handover is a vital part of the preparation for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and we are pleased to have such a globally recognised automotive brand provide us with stylish, reliable and comfortable vehicles to safely transport our FIFA officials, media and others.”
In total, Hyundai-Kia will provide 171 vehicles throughout the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. These will be used to transport national football teams, referees, officials, delegates and media to the four stadium venues during the two-week tournament, which culminates with the final match in St Petersburg on 2 July.
Scott Noh, Director of Overseas Marketing Group in Hyundai Motor, said: “This globally renowned competition is a great opportunity for us to connect with millions of fans around the world. We are proud to again partner with FIFA to ensure the smooth running of the FIFA Confederations Cup. We will continue to work with football’s governing body and further our engagement with supporters as excitement builds ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia.
Alexander Moynov, Managing Director of Kia Motors Russia, commented: “The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup is one of the most important international football tournaments this year, and is followed by millions of fans worldwide. We are excited to be involved in making the Confederations Cup a success, and we look forward to bringing people closer to the Kia brand through this major event.”
The Hyundai Motor Group has been a FIFA Partner since the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™. The company has successfully served as the official automotive partner for all FIFA events, and extended its strategic sponsorship agreement with FIFA to cover the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups.