Surviving Roads of the Bush and Coming Out Victorious With Hyundai Santa Fe R

Share Article

Documentary maker Tony Wilson survives the roads of the bush, thanks to Hyundai's Global Green Challenge team, Hyundai Team R

Hyundai Australia

It was fortunate that Wilson was following and documenting the Hyundai team, as he could not have been in better hands with an excellent team matched by a top vehicle, the fuel efficient Santa Fe R.

Poor navigation skills and the herculean task of completing a 7 stage, 3,147 kilometre race from Darwin to Adelaide, Australia, hardly go hand in hand. Yet documentary maker Tony Wilson, who describes himself as "not being a gifted navigator", survived to tell the tale thanks to Hyundai Team R, the team whose race participation he was documenting.

The Global Challenge, which took place late last year, is a competition to identify the world's green energy vehicles. Participating manufacturers showcase and put their environmentally friendly cars to the test on one of the toughest cross continental routes.

So tough was the challenge that Wilson rates finding a way out of the bush as "one of the toughest things I've ever done".

"I thought we were following the road but it's not that simple" explains the documentary maker, somewhat confusingly. "There are roads and roads that come out of roads, if you take one of those then...well...you're going down the wrong road."

Of course. That's all cleared up then.

It was fortunate that Wilson was following and documenting the Hyundai team, as he could not have been in better hands with an excellent team matched by a top vehicle, the fuel efficient Santa Fe R. The vehicle showed its class by beating off intense competition to win the SUV category with an outstanding fuel consumption rate of 5.1L/100km, consuming just 60.46 litres of diesel fuel and a low 137.67 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

Follow Tony Wilson behind the scenes for more confusion, chaos and achievement as the Hyundai Santa Fe Team R makes its progress on the Darwin-Adelaide transcontinental Global Green Challenge at "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilkq-7ETjsI&feature=youtube_gdata".

About Hyundai Motor Company Australia

Established in 1967, the Hyundai Automotive Group is the world's fifth largest and fastest growing major automotive manufacturer. Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd (HMCA) was established on October 1st, 2003 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company. The award-winning range of Hyundai vehicles continues to set segment and industry benchmarks in value, quality and safety, with innovations such as ESP Stability Program and Australia's first five-year warranty with unlimited kilometres.

2008 marked Hyundai Motor Company Australia's entrance into the Light Commercial Vehicle market in Australia. For more information visit: "http://www.hyundai.com.au"

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Ben Hershman
Visit website