Automobile Companies On Your Mobile Now – Hyundai Launches ‘Real-Time’ Service Apps
Forgot the next service schedule of your Hyundai car? Want to digitally track your car’s distance covered? Lost your dealer’s phone number or searching for one in a new city? Wish to calculate insurance premium and find out the next due date? Stuck in the middle of no-where and want instant help for your car?
All of these activities plus lot more can be easily done via using the new Hyundai mobile app, aptly called “Hyundai Care” which was recently launched by the company. Besides Android platform, this app is also available in iTunes Store for Apple users.
Here are the key features offered by Hyundai mobile app:
- Access to vehicle service history and Maintenance schedule
- Online Service appointment / booking
- GPS enabled service network locator;
- Quick Link to call 24 x 7Hyundai Road Assistance (You Secured)
- Service calculator, customer can calculate their service cost
- Updated labor rates for transparency in its service offering
- GPS enabled trip meter
- Insurance calculator
- Timely service reminders
- Product & service offering notifications
Here is a video that explains what Hyundai app offers. It probably will be a big help for any Hyundai car owner.
Hyundai is India’s largest car exporter and second largest car manufacturer and this app launch is not a one-off case. More and more automobile companies are now going mobile.
India is witnessing a staggering growth of smart phone user-base, with more than 10 million units being shipped in the first quarter of 2013. 167% year on year growth in this segment is certainly huge. And as more smart phones are sold, people are spending more time and more content via their handheld devices, and the trend is increasing.
Realizing the importance and significance of mobile users in India, automobile companies are slowly realizing that in order to remain close to its customers, they have to enter their smartphones. And this new mobile app from Hyundai is just the beginning.
Not every automobile company has thought so far; when I tried to locate Android Apps for some of the largest car manufacturers in India, I was surprised to find that very few companies have actually launched their own app.
Some of the companies which have their own app on Android Playstore:
- Tata Manza
- Mahindra & Mahindra: They have launched several apps for fuelling their social media campaigns and outreach such as these.
But the new Hyundai app beats them all with its integrated approach to solve all consumer issues and problems.
Besides these major companies, I was not able to locate any apps for other car makers such as Chevrolet India, Ford India, Honda Cars India, Force Motors and Ashok Leyland. I am sure that Marketing department from these companies would be working overtime to ensure that their presence is felt by the new and informed smart phone users from India.
If you own a car, and which features would you want to have in the mobile apps from your car maker? Don’t you think that the every car maker should have their own personalized apps for its customers? Share your thoughts here!