Hyundai Offers Relief Program To Owners Affected By U.S. Government Shutdown

Hyundai has announced a government shutdown payment relief payment program designed to help those being affected by the ongoing U.S. government shutdown triggered by President Donald Trump.

The automaker’s program will see all Hyundai Capital auto loan and lease payments be extended by 30 days for those that own current Hyundai models and who are federal government employees. Hyundai owners will only benefit from the program if they financed their vehicle purchase or lease with Hyundai Motor Finance.

“We recognize that there are many federal employees who are Hyundai owners and are not receiving their normal pay check,” Hyundai chief operating officer Brian Smith said.

“Hyundai is a brand that aims to make things better for its customers and this is our way of showing customers ‘we have your back’ during this uncertain time.”

This isn’t the first time Hyundai has made such an effort to help furloughed government employees. The company announced a similar extension on auto loan and lease payments for government employees during a similar government shutdown in late September and early October 2013.

While Hyundai’s latest move will help select owners, it will also serve to benefit the carmaker itself thanks to the positive publicity the move will generate.

more photos...
  • Stigasawuswrecks

    It’s nice that they’re doing but the reason why they feel they have to is pretty sad.


    Isn’t Toyota doing the same exact thing? I’m surprised why Ford, GM, and FCA aren’t doing this to help their country. SAD SMH

  • TrevP

    All manufacturers should do this. We still have to pay on our BMW lease. Good thing we have plenty of savings.

  • Dude

    Good guy Hyundai

  • Sally

    Boo hoo the highest paid employees in the nation are unable to save enough for rainy days? Listen to David Ramsey’s radio programs.

Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Launch A “Compelling” Insurance Product

Elon Musk says Tesla will use Autopilot data to help provide competitive insurance prices.

Audi A6 Tries On A Darker Look With New Black Edition Spec

The Audi A6 Black Edition starts from £44,635 and features black trim inside and out.

Porsche’s Panamera Is Celebrating Its 10-Year Anniversary

Porsche launched itself into a brand new market segment roughly 10 years ago with the Panamera.

Lynk & Co Cyan Racing Launches 12-Episode WTCR Documentary

The series will follow the team behind the scenes throughout the 2019 season.

VW Golf R Gets More Power And A Revised Stance From ABT

The German tuner has given the Golf R 345 horsepower, while also making it corner better.

Carlos Ghosn Released On $4.5 Million Bail, But He’s Not Allowed To See His Wife

Following his release from jail, Ghosn will be closely monitored and not allowed to leave the country.

Fiat Argo Gets Crossover-Like Trekking Version In Brazil

The South America-only Argo Trekking is a subcompact all-rounder that starts at just under $15,000.

VW Golf Mk8 Sales To Commence In February Following Delays From Glitches

Although OTA updates have caused some issues, VW says it’s on course for the new Golf’s launch.

Ford Teams Up With Startup And Amazon For Car App Store

Ford, Automatic and Amazon’s TMC platform will be available to all car manufacturers if they wish to adopt it.

Red Bull Racing Puts On A Show In Vietnam With Title-Winning RB7

David Coulthard took the V8-powered car to the streets of Hanoi that next year will host an F1 GP.