Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) and Vodafone Business have announced a multi-year extension of their deal to provide in-car connected streaming and infotainment services in 40 countries across Europe.

The Vodafone unit will provide its global internet of things (IoT) connectivity for connected car service to ‘millions’ of Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis models sold in Europe.

HMG saw record annual sales in Europe in 2022 with 1.1m units delivered, and, the automaker said in a statement, the announcement “underlines the group’s determination to position itself as a leader in innovative mobility solutions”.

“Vodafone… has been instrumental in connecting drivers of our vehicles with real-time and relevant information at the wheel,” said Haeyoung Kwon, VP, infotainment development centre at Hyundai Motor Group.

Erik Brenneis, director, IoT, Vodafone Business, said: “In-vehicle connectivity is becoming universal.”

The deal means HMG vehicle owners will have “fast and reliable” access to features such as audio/video streaming and Wi-Fi hotspots.

The IoT platform supports 160m connections.