The company is claiming this is a first for the Australian car industry, though in March Hyundai's sister-brand Kia introduced a similar sat-nav package for the first time on its cars, providing owners with free map updates for the first two years after purchase.
Under Hyundai's Navteq MapCare Plan, owners of Elite and Premium model i30s and i40s with in-dash satellite navigation will receive no-cost map updates annually at the completion of Hyundai scheduled services for the first three years of ownership, provided vehicles are serviced at participating authorised Hyundai service centres.
The system features mapping guidance for over one million kilometres of roads and highways, motorway junction views, lane guidance, speed limits and warnings, and multi-route planning. A point of interest database containing ATMs, landmarks, petrol stations, restaurants, shops, parking stations and accommodation facilities is also included.
Further to this, the system takes advantage of SUNA live traffic update software that utilises live information about any on-road incidents and offers alternative routes to assist in avoiding roadwork or traffic congestion.
Hyundai says a maximum of two updates may be delivered per year and all must be used within three years of the vehicle's initial purchase.