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Hyundai Adopts Self-Voiding Identification Labels - (Australia)

July 8th, 2008

Hyundai is one of the first manufacturers to adopt the new self-voiding identification label that replaces the old aluminium compliance plates that could easily be removed allowing professional thieves to re-birth cars.

The new self-voiding labels disintegrate when removed and cannot be counterfeited because of the scrambled image background.

NRMA Insurance Head of Research Robert McDonald said it was particularly pleasing that a manufacturer of affordable vehicles such as Hyundai had introduced this technology across their entire range.

“Improved vehicle identification is a major focus of the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council” said Mr. McDonald, “vehicle identification technology such as self-voiding labels, cost less than $2 and are one of the best defences against professional car theft – a problem which costs the Australian community $250 million every year,”

This call has come following the release yesterday of NRMA Insurance’s annual Vehicle Theft Ratings, which measure the ability of a car to resist being broken into, stolen and re-birthed. Hyundai’s Sonata was one of the top three performers in the medium car category, whilst the Grandeur scored the highest security rating in the large car category.

“At Hyundai, everything we do is about maximising our customers’ ownership experience” said Nick Aravanis, Hyundai’s Director of After Sales. “The Sonata’s and Grandeur’s performance in the NRMA Insurance’s 2008 Vehicle Theft Ratings reflect our focus on vehicle security. Hyundai will continue to work with organisations like the NRMA Insurance to ensure safer, more theft-proof vehicles”.

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