Business as usual for Hyundai after blast

Mar 4, 2009
It's business as usual at Hyundai after an explosion rocked its showroom at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig Tuesday night.

"The Hyundai showroom experienced the regular customer inquiries and the workshop was almost full after accepting a host of service clients. We don't see any reason why this unfortunate incident will have any effect on the public's interest in Hyundai," Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) said in a statement.

Earlier reports said an explosion took place at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. Closed-circuit television footage showed two men on a motorcycle throwing a grenade towards the area within the 5th and 25th streets at the Global City.

A woman walking her dog in the area was slightly injured, while two of Hyundai's glass panels were shattered.

Despite the damage on its facility, HARI said there was no clear indication that the showroom was the target of the explosion.

"Hyundai Global City Hub management neither received any threat nor is aware of any reason why they would be targeted for last night's incident. Police investigation is currently ongoing in coordination with the City of Taguig," HARI said.

Hyundai entered the PHilippine market in 2001 with the opening of four dealerships. It currently has 31 showrooms nationwide.
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