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Moon receives new Hyundai SUV produced via regional job creation project

All News 17:45 October 06, 2021

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in received Wednesday a brand-new mini SUV produced under the administration's signature job creation project based in the southwestern city of Gwangju, his office said.

Moon received his preordered Hyundai Capser SUV at Cheong Wa Dae and took the new car for a spin within the presidential office compound together with first lady Kim Jung-sook.

Last month, Hyundai Motor Co. rolled out the Casper at the Gwangju Global Motors (GGM) facilities in the city of Gwangju, 330 kilometers south of Seoul. It is the first car manufactured at the factory created under a 2019 deal among workers and employers as well as the private and public sectors.

President Moon Jae-in test-drives a new mini SUV called Casper inside the compound of the presidential office in Seoul on Oct. 6, 2021, in this photo provided by his office. Moon bought the car, which was produced by Hyundai Motor Co. under his administration's signature "win-win" job creation campaign, for private use. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

According to Cheong Wa Dae, the president purchased the vehicle last month for personal use and plans to use it even after leaving office in May 2022.

"It looks sturdy and spacious even for a compact car," Moon said after receiving the car. He said the vehicle drove comfortably after taking it for a quick spin.

He also expressed his wish that the new car would become beloved not only by the people of Gwangju but also people across the country. "I'm deeply moved by the new car finally being launched. It has reportedly achieved a new sales record," Moon said.

President Moon Jae-in takes a look at his new Casper mini SUV inside the compound of the presidential office in Seoul on Oct. 6, 2021, in this photo provided by his office. Moon bought the car, which was produced by Hyundai Motor Co. under his administration's signature "win-win" job creation campaign, for private use. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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