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March 8, 2023

Hyundai Opens First EV Charger Equipped Dealership

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) celebrates a triple milestone with the opening of Hyundai Makati.

Situated in the automotive strip of Chino Roces Avenue Extension, which is a few meters away from EDSA and within the said city’s Central Business District, it has a showroom spanning 280 square meters which can accommodate up to five vehicle displays, and a service area of 1,167 sqm with six work bays and two work bay dedicated for electric vehicles. Not only is this the Gateway Group’s first dealership with the brand but is also the country’s first authorized retailer and service provider of Electric Vehicles (EVs) as well as Asia Pacific’s first outlet to carry the new Hyundai Global Dealership Space Identity (GDSI) 2.0.

“Hyundai is certainly a reputable brand which has certainly stood the test of time, and we have very much enthused to jumpstart this venture and journey. The Hyundai brand has captured the hearts of many Filipinos years ago and now with this economy thriving, with the market high in demand, we are eager to capitalize on all opportunities. We want to take the Hyundai brand back to where it rightfully belongs, and soar even higher than before,” says Mr. Michael Goho, Executive Vice President of the Gateway Group.

Hyundai Makati will be the first under Gateway’s tutelage with several others in the pipeline. Its area is populated by several prestigious subdivisions, malls, and commercial establishments that amass to at least 10,000 existing owners. The group took on the opportunity to meet the needs of this customer base and also give intenders access to the new generation of Hyundai models, namely the Creta, Staria, Tucson, and the Stargazer.

Committed to play a pivotal role in answering the call for sustainability, Hyundai Motor intends to provide options and help ease the transition of society to an electrified lifestyle. This starts with the brand’s dedicated line of EVs, bannered by its flagship model, the Ioniq 5.

With that in mind, Hyundai Makati is officially the first of five authorized Hyundai EV dealers in the country. It is equipped with a 22-kW AC Charger and a 50-kW DC Charger, the latter enables battery capacity to reach 80 percent from 20 percent in as fast as 30 minutes. Other locations will be in Alabang, Cebu North, Pampanga, and Pasig. Each of these dealers carries specialized Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) service tools and equipment and standard safety aids.

Finally, Hyundai Makati adheres to the newest Hyundai Global Dealership Space Identity (GDSI). From “Modern Premium” to “Richness in Simplicity”, the GDSI 2.0 version aims to curate a refined environment where customers will better enjoy the showroom while discovering the latest Hyundai vehicles without feeling pressure. These can be sensed through various “experience segments:”
  • Warm and cozy lounge to welcome visitors towards the space
  • Free and unobstructed car displays to allow visitors to explore and be at ease
  • Interactive configuration desk for visitors to check the various interior and exterior customizations
  • Exclusive zone to give visitors a more up-close look of the highlight or themed car
  • Clear and clean consultation rooms for visitors to feel more open and centered
12 of the 39 existing Hyundai dealerships will follow suit by the fourth quarter of this year.

Present during the inauguration ceremony together with the Gateway Group executives and members of the Hyundai Makati team, were HMPH leaders and managers including President, Mr. Dong Wook Lee and Managing Director, Mr. Cecil Capacete. According to Mr. Lee, “On behalf of HMPH, we would like to express our appreciation to the Gateway Group. We are excited to set off this fruitful partnership and would like to thank them for their trust and confidence towards the Hyundai brand. Together, we will serve and offer Makati citizens a memorable ownership journey through the ‘Hyundai experience’.”


  1. Sir Uly, ano pong tulong ang ibinigay ng Hyundai Ph (new management) sa kaibigan ninyo na nasunugan ng bahay dahil sa kanyang nka-park na Hyundai vehicle?

    1. Nagusap na sila, and from my understanding, they just asked for a statement...they also did their own investigation to the incident...pero if it's about any monetary compensation, or anything of that sort, wala.

    2. Sad to hear about what happened to your friend and about how Hyundai Ph responded to the serious situation. Admirable sana kung may ginawang substantial ang new management..


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