Hyundai's new SUV invaded Madrid's famous Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
Soccer players are no strangers to fancy cars. Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly bought the $9-million Bugatti Centodieci, and Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy was recently spotted cruising around Cannes in a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, which is in danger of being crushed by police for being uninsured.
While sports stars are wealthy enough to afford some of the world's most expensive cars, sometimes they are also awarded free cars thanks to sponsorship deals. MotoGP champion Marc Marquez, for example, has been awarded multiple BMW M cars over the years. Now, soccer players for the Atletico Madrid team have been handed the keys to the all-new Hyundai Tucson.
Since Hyundai is the official sponsor of the team, every player of the male and female team will receive the new Tucson free of charge. At a special event, the SUV was handed over to players at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
In a new video posted by Hyundai, top players from both the men's and women's teams including Joao Felix, Yannick Carrasco Saul Niguez, Amanda Sampedro, Deyna Castellanos, and Toni Duggan take the all-new Tucson for a spin in Madrid, passing through iconic areas such as Plaza Castilla, Neptuno, Calle Alcala and Rio Manzanares before arriving at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium. To celebrate the launch of the all-new Tucson, the Hyundai logo was placed on the grass of the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Each player received the all-new Tucson Hybrid, which is powered by a 1.6-liter turbo engine and a 44.2-kW electric motor producing a combined 226 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. As a homage to the club's official team colors, each Tucson is finished in Engine Red.
As standard, the new Hyundai Tucson comes with Hyundai's SmartSense Safety suite of advanced driver assists including forward collision-avoidance with pedestrian and cyclist detection, high beam assist, lane-keeping assist, driver attention warning, and rear occupant alert. Hopefully, this safety technology will stop the Hyundai Tucson from suffering the same fate as the Mercedes G-Class wrecked by Arsenal's Joe Willock.