March 12, 2009 held a press conference at which it was officially announced the opening of a new Hyundai dealer in St. Petersburg – the companies 'Centre Olympus'. Autocentre 'Centre Olympus' – a new venture on material and technical basis and with direct participation Autocentre 'Olympus' – Dealer Mercedes-Benz and AMG in the city of St. Petersburg. Sales of Korean brand cars will be on the areas of car sales and Chrysler, who were freed at the end 2008, after the termination of a dealer contract of 'Olympus' with concern. "OLYMP Center 'provides a full range of services for sales, service and car repair Hyundai.V Autocentre' Olymp Centre 'presented the whole model number of cars Hyundai: Elantra, Getz, Genesis, Grandeur, H-1, Hyundai i30, Hyundai ix55, Matrix FL, NF Sonata, Santa Fe, Tucson. The total area of the new showroom is 25 thousand square meters. m.
In the showroom at the same time shows about 30 cars, and metalwork shop is equipped with 20 posts. Through modern paint and body area can run about 250 cars a month. Director-General 'Centre Olympus' is Vadim Voitenkov. At a press conference for journalists attended chairman autofocus 'Olympus' – Eugene Voitenkov, CEO' Hyundai Motor CIS "- Kerry Cho, Managing Director," Hyundai Motor CIS "- Denis Petrunin and Deputy General Director for Sales and Logistics – Pak Yong-guk. In a lively dialogue with journalists have been highlighted issues of strategy and promotion of Hyundai cars in Saint Petersburg and Russia, the prospects for brand Hyundai in the current competitive situation in the market, and discussed issues concerning the construction of a new Hyundai plant in St. Petersburg.
Plans for a new authorized dealer for sales in 2009 and the development of a new direction in the long term and told Vadim Voitenkov Denis Petrunin. Eugene has great Voitenkov hope the Korean automaker. 'This is a relatively young and dynamic brand, which is why he was chosen direction' Centre Olympus' – explained Mr. Voitenkov. Especially as to ensure high standards economic situation, the company has no plans will not suspend construction of a factory in the industrial zone of Kamenka near St. Petersburg. In 2009, appeared in dealer showrooms all-new and very promising model – Hyundai ix55 luxury and hot hatchback Hyundai i30. The rate will be on new models – confirmed Petrunin Denis, managing director of 'Hyundai Motor CIS. " Their share in the planned sales volume – 20-25%. In all, Hyundai Motor CIS plans to sell 100 thousand cars in 2009. According to the plans of Hyundai Motor Company in Russia, the Russian market this year will be sold around 100 thousand vehicles Korean brand Hyundai. And, according to managing director of Hyundai Motor Russia Denis Petrunina, this figure may well become a reality.