A new program initiated by Hyundai Canada allows buyers of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata to return the vehicle within 30 days if they change their minds. In which case, they'll get their money back, without a usage fee or penalty, subject to certain conditions.
Hyundai is also extending the basic warranty on the Sonata from 5-years/100,000 km to 7-years or 120,000 km.
The "Hyundai Promise," as the initiative is called, is said to be a nation-wide pilot project the company is exploring to give buyers added confidence in their purchase decision in the short term – by accepting the vehicle’s return – as well as into the future with a longer warranty.
"We’re so convinced that the Sonata will win buyers over in 30 days or less, that we’ll give them their money back if it doesn’t," said John Vernile, vice-president of sales and marketing at Hyundai Canada.
"Buying a car is a big decision, so we want to help assure our customers they made the right choice and can be proud of their Sonata," he added. "The Hyundai Promise does that by giving them peace-of-mind both now and over the long term."
The Hyundai Promise is available on the Sonata and Sonata 2.0T (hybrid is excluded) and will be offered for a limited time only to finance customers.
They will have the option to activate the money-back program between 7-30 days after delivery, provided the vehicle has been driven less than 2,000 km, shows no significant damage, has not been in a collision, and the customer can present proof they intend to purchase a replacement new vehicle from a non-Hyundai dealer.
Customers will receive their first month’s payment, plus any taxes, fees, levies, and deposit paid at delivery.