In its sixth consecutive year as a Super Bowl advertiser, Hyundai tackles the Big Game action with five game-day ads, including four all-new spots. Two of the new ads are slotted for the pre-game show and two are scheduled to air in-game. With clever interpretations of real life moments that position a Hyundai vehicle as the ultimate sidekick and partner-in-fun, Hyundai aims to take a tongue-in-cheek approach to Super Bowl advertising. The spots use humor to highlight vehicle performance and function in a fun and memorable way. Creative was developed by Hyundai's agency of record, INNOCEAN USA.
Headlining the Super Bowl advertising blitz is Hyundai's 60-second pre-kick spot titled "Epic PlayDate." Inspired and made possible by the all-new seven-passenger Santa Fe, the ad takes viewers on an unforgettable and epic play date with the Santa Fe as a key player, packing in fun for the whole family. The ad features a cameo and soundtrack of a brand new track written exclusively for Hyundai by a legendary alternative rock band.
"Team," a 30-second in-game spot running in the first quarter, is a pint-sized ode to the action movie genre. A unique twist on a classic 'tables turned' tale, we follow a young boy as he recruits his own dream team to take on the neighborhood troublemakers. The all-new seven-passenger Santa Fe once again takes an active role helping the young boy and his mom gather a team to step up to the challenge.
"Stuck," a 30-second in-game spot running in the second quarter, takes viewers on a classic American road trip. In a tale told with observational humor and a little bit of empathy, viewers are taken on a journey through the eyes of a young couple as they encounter and get "stuck" behind some unexpected things on the road. But through it all, the Sonata Turbo allows them to dodge and quickly pass the obstacles with ease.
The fourth 30-second spot, "Excited," airs during the pre-game show with a voiceover any true sports driving enthusiast will recognize. The commercial features a 429-horsepower, 8-speed Genesis R-Spec racing around a track as the dramatic play-by-play is voiced by the eminently passionate sportscaster, Gus Johnson.