Canadian Rally Car Champ clinched 2006 title in a Hyundai TiburonL'Estage X-Games

Toronto – Hyundai Canada today announced their thrilling new partnership with Canadian Rally Car Champion Antoine L’Estage. The announcement was made in conjunction with the launch of Hyundai’s new performance parts line – an exciting collection of parts and accessories for Hyundai’s performance enthusiasts further demonstrating Hyundai’s commitment to racing performance in Canada.

“Antoine embodies everything we were inspired by when designing our performance parts line – speed, attitude and performance, said John Vernile, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Hyundai Canada. “We’re very proud to have Antoine personify the Hyundai experience.”

The partnership provides support for L’Estage’s racing efforts, including a significant upgrade to his winning racing vehicle, a Hyundai Tiburon, and comes on the heels of his 2006 Canadian Rally Championship. L’Estage brought home the Drivers’ title behind the wheel of his AWD Hyundai Tiburon, and in doing so, earned the Manufacturers’ title for Hyundai Canada. L’Estage currently leads the 2007 Canadian Rally Championships.

“I’ve been competing in Hyundai vehicles for over five years and am proud to be one of only a few rally racers to have won every event in the Canadian Championship,” said L’Estage. ”Not only does Hyundai manufacture a winner’s car, they put their passion behind the people who drive them.”

Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.

Hyundai Auto Canada Corp., operating as Hyundai Auto Canada and headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is the exclusive distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Canada. Hyundai automobiles, minivans, sport utility vehicles and approved accessories are sold and serviced through more than 169 authorized independent retailers nationwide.


For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Hyundai Auto Canada

Public Relations Department, (905) 477-0202

Press Service

Coyote Rallye, (514) 825-4332



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