Hyundai XG30

Gerry Francis, one of the best known and loved names from the English football scene, has unveiled a new addition to his 2002 squad … a brand new Hyundai XG30.

Gerry, who will be seen prominently on TV in the coming weeks as part of Sky’s 2002 FIFA World Cup commentary team, will drive Hyundai’s £20,995 top-of-the-range executive car to all events and appearances, as well as using the car as his personal transport.

The car has been supplied by St George’s Hyundai, one of the company’s largest dealerships.

Gerry, who has enjoyed a glittering career as both a player and manager (see career details below), said: "The XG30 is a comfortable, luxurious car which will be able to take me all over the country in great style. I am delighted to drive it, and am sure it will play an important role in my current line-up!"

The XG30 is one of the best equipped cars available in the UK; its standard equipment list includes twin and side airbags, leather upholstery, cruise control and climate control, a ‘Tiptronic’-style gearbox, anti-lock brakes and electric windows, mirrors, sunroof and seats. It also boasts a standard mini-disc player and CD player with autochanger.

Power is not lacking either; the 3.0-litre, 24-valve V6 engine generates 192bhp and 260Nm (192lb ft) of torque, delivering a 0-62mph time of 9.3 seconds and a top speed of 140mph. Fuel economy is impressive for the class too, with more than 26mpg available on the combined cycle.

Hyundai is the official automotive sponsor of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and as such the name will feature prominently in and around each venue being used for matches.

Published : 10/06/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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