Hyundai Canada Updates Software Update Site To Support More Hyundai Canada Vehicles

Much as the leak that I came across last week when I was in India implied, Hyundai Canada has updated their software update site to cover a very wide amount of vehicles. Here’s a list:

  • 2017 Elantra (With 7-inch touchscreen without navigation and 8-inch navigation)
  • 2016 Elantra GT (With navigation system)
  • 2015 Sonata (3.8L Premium / 3.8L Luxury / 3.8L Technology)
  • 2016 Sonata (3.8L Premium / 3.8L Luxury / 3.8L Technology)
  • 2016 Sonata Hybrid (With navigation system)
  • 2017 Sonata Hybrid (With navigation system)
  • 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid (With navigation system)
  • 2017 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid (With navigation system)
  • 2015 Genesis (3.8L Premium / 3.8L Luxury / 3.8L Technology)
  • 2016 Genesis (3.8L Premium / 3.8L Luxury / 3.8L Technology)
  • 2016 Tucson (With navigation system)
  • 2017 Santa Fe Sport (With navigation system)
  • 2017 Santa Fe XL (With navigation system)

That a healthy amount of cars that now get access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Excellent! Simply head to https://www.hyundaisoftwareupgrade.ca with your VIN number and follow the directions to get your update. Just make sure you have a SD card and about of hour of time to finish the update. Oh yeah, you should read the documentation carefully to ensure that you don’t run into any trouble.

Now, I want to say a something in regards to this story. When I started to report on this story back in 2016, I tried to see things from both sides of the fence. Both from the owner’s side of the fence, and from Hyundai Canada’s side of the fence. The reason being that while Hyundai Canada owners were frustrated, I was aware of facts that they were not. Because of that, I wanted to ensure that those facts were brought to the table. In the process of trying to do that, I crossed paths with Chad Heard who is the Senior Public Relations Manager for Hyundai Canada. From day one he was a straight shooter and didn’t try to spin or BS me in any way. That’s important to me because I spend a lot of my time trying to cut through that sort of stuff from people in his position to get to the truth. That made reporting the facts easier even if some Hyundai Canada owners didn’t like what I had to say. I’d like to publicly thank Chad for making this story easier. If Don Romano who is the President and CEO of Hyundai Canada reads this, you need to make sure he doesn’t go anywhere because he’s a real asset to Hyundai Canada when someone like me needs help to do a story or a review.

UPDATE: Hyundai Canada just put out a press release in relation to this that covers off all the points that I mentioned in this story. However, one key point in terms of what is in the press release is that owners who are not comfortable doing this update can get their dealers to do it for them for a fee.

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5 Responses to “Hyundai Canada Updates Software Update Site To Support More Hyundai Canada Vehicles”

  1. […] other car companies have offered for at least a couple of years now. That changed late this year as Hyundai Canada found a way to deliver these updates to their owners, which I can say made a lot of owners of Hyundai vehicles going back a couple of years very […]

  2. Any word on when the 2016 Veloster getting the update? the US site has it listed but we need a US address in order to sign up :S

  3. What about people who paid for the map update to get android auto? is there any refund/credit plan?

  4. jeff@jflaplante.com Says:

    I stopped check on your posts when I sold my 2016 Sonata PHEV last fall. The absence of Android Auto was not the deciding factor but it was a real bummer each time I started the car. There was no technical reason from withholding this upgrade. It was a political decision/strategy that only served to prove their disregard for Canadians (the US had this free upgrade more than a year earlier). I’m glad that they finally did it but they managed to anger a lot of clients on their way to it.

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