Hyundai feels sorry for government workers

If you’re like me, you have a rough time feeling bad for government employees who are currently furloughed due to their being “non-essential” during the current government shutdown. Hyundai, however, doesn’t have this difficulty and is stepping in to help out those government employees who have been affected by the shutdown by offering them deferral on their vehicle payments if their loan is through the company’s Assurance program. This includes new buyers who are federal employees.

“We recognize the impact on family budgets that the furlough will drive,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. “Like we did almost four years ago when we launched Hyundai Assurance, this is our way of saying ‘We’ve got your back’ during this uncertain time.”

Current Hyundai Assurance owners will be welcome to a deferral for as long as the shutdown lasts while new buyers will receive 90-days of payment deferral if they are a government employee.

It is estimated that more than 800,000 workers will not get paid during the shutdown. Like the original Hyundai Assurance job loss protection program, the federal employee payment deferral plan is aimed at helping workers at a time when they most need it.

Call me cynical, but honestly.. I have little sympathy for government workers who are now being forced to see what it’s like for most of the rest of the country day-to-day. How about you?

Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at