Hyundai has transomed its showroom in Bluewater, Kent into its very first fully ‘Electrified’ store.
The Hyundai Bluewater store, operated by the Ancaster Group, first opened in the Bluewater shopping centre in 2014, aims to “transparently and comprehensively” inform shoppers on the EV ownership experience.
The store’s ‘Electrified Wall’, featuring a fully functioning home charger unit and large touchscreen provides easy-to-access information and engaging content on each of Hyundai’s fully electric models. The ‘Powertrain Wall’, meanwhile, allows shoppers to explore which electrified powertrain might fit their lifestyle; fully electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid or even hydrogen fuel cell. The ‘Connectivity Wall’ provides interactive information on Hyundai’s infotainment technology, including the Bluelink app, which allows drivers to monitor their charge, plan routes and discover last mile navigation, all from their phone.
Should customers wish to book a test drive, the electrified model-range is available from the dedicated Experience Centre in the Bluewater Car Park, alongside a new line-up of charging points which will shortly be installed to ensure cars are charged and ready to be driven.
Ashley Andrew, managing director of Hyundai Motor UK, said: “Transforming the way people interact with our cars has always been just as important to us as transforming the cars themselves. Now, as we continue to accelerate our launch of market-leading electrified vehicles, it’s important that we have the right environment for people that might be unfamiliar with electric cars, to discover the benefits in a friendly and informative way.”