Hyundai - Prestige Motors Ltd.
Located on Owen Roberts Drive (The Airport Road) in George Town Grand Cayman you can’t miss the “Big Blue Building” across from the Airport Tower which has been home to us since 2009. Having settled into our new home it certainly has been good. 2009 recorded us as the TOP single Brand distributor in the Cayman Islands and again in 2011.
Now you can see Hyundais' everywhere. Recognising the need for more affordable and trustworthy cars on island, Prestige Motors opened its doors in April 1984.“It was an unknown entity at the time, nobody had really heard of Hyundai,” said Managing Director Danny O’Hara. “But the prices were competitive and that’s what landed it into the global forefront.” With the help of business partner Larry Hunter, the company settled in at their location on Eastern Avenue, and quickly got to work. With the South Korean vehicles filling the lot, the establishment embarked on a huge marketing campaign, offering customers a great car for a low price. “They tried it and they liked it,” said O’Hara. Over the years business grew immensely; forming affiliate rental car establishment, Economy Car Rental in 1992. Due to growth and the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan which damaged the Cayman Islands heavily in 2004 it was decided that a new home was required.
In early 2009 the company moved into its new facility at 125 Owen Roberts Drive. “We kind of outgrew the Eastern Avenue location,” he said. And with the building eight feet above sea level and a roof that can accommodate more than 200 cars, the devastation that occurred during Ivan shouldn’t occur again. “You live and you learn,” said O’Hara. “So we made sure to keep certain things in mind when designing and constructing this building.” Hopes for Prestige’s future seem bright and with the new facility increased interest and business has taken place. “We are here to stay,” welcoming all to see what Prestige and Hyundai in Cayman has to offer. “With the commitment of our customers and dedicated staff we have been able to make it. We are believers in service and our customers come first, and that won’t change”. We are a family run business and believe that goes a long way in offering that personal touch that our customers deserve.
Hyundai Motor Company
Since the invention of the automobile in 1886 - one of the triumphs of the modern industrial age - the world's top five automakers have had just over a century to achieve their current level of technologies. Hyundai Motor Company's corporate history is much shorter. Founded in 1967 in Korea, Hyundai Motor Company has scaled numerous obstacles and overcome the odds to earn global recognition for the advanced technology and quality of its automobiles. What has made all the difference is the people of Hyundai Motor Company and their courage to dream the impossible dream. In just over three decades, Hyundai Motor Company has grown into one of the world's largest automakers.
Never complacent with its achievements, the company is pressed ahead to achieve its goal of joining the ranks of the world's elite automakers - the global top five – Where it sits NOW! .Backed by its sophisticated R&D capabilities, state-of-the-art production facilities at home and abroad plus aggressive market strategies.