FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America has named Jonathan Wong manager, Midwest product public relations. Wong will be Hyundai's contact for Midwest-based journalists and will also be responsible for product communications on the Hyundai Sonata family and crossovers (Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport and Tucson). Wong will be based in Superior Township, Michigan, at the Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. facility, starting April 20, 2015.
Prior to joining Hyundai, Wong spent 10 years at Autoweek. As the road test editor for the Detroit-based publication and website, Wong performed track testing of new vehicles, composed feature stories, comparison tests, first drive reviews and race event recaps. He also directed and organized the annual Autoweek "Best of the Best" competition. Wong also held the positions of associate editor, editorial assistant and editorial intern at Autoweek.
"Jon's 10 years of automotive journalism experience in Detroit makes him well known to key Midwest media, an important component as this region is a hub for automotive media," said Jim Trainor, senior group manager, product public relations, Hyundai Motor America. "Hyundai is committed to providing excellent communications to Midwestern automotive journalists and Jon will provide an avenue for journalists to receive regular information from us."
Wong earned his Bachelors of Arts in Communications from University of Michigan. In his free time, he oftentimes can be found at race tracks in the region.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.