Hyundai Circle Plan: A Guide for Eligible Customers | Hyundai USA

If you are looking for a great deal on a new Hyundai car, you may have heard of the Hyundai Circle Plan.

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This is a special pricing program that offers discounts to employees, family members, friends, and affiliates of Hyundai Motor America (HMA).

In this article, we will explain how the Hyundai Circle Plan works, how it is calculated, and who is eligible for it.

We will also answer some frequently asked questions about the program.

What is the Hyundai Circle Plan?

The Hyundai Circle Plan is a discount program that allows eligible customers to buy or lease a new Hyundai car at a reduced price.

The program has four main categories: A-Plan, E-Plan, M-Plan, and Z-Plan. Each category has different eligibility criteria and pricing formulas.

A-Plan

This is the friends and family discount. It is available to extended family members, friends, and corporate vendors and suppliers of HMA. Employees of certain affiliated companies may also qualify for this plan.

E-Plan

This is the employee discount. It is available to current or retired employees of HMA and their immediate family members.

M-Plan

This is a regional discount that extends employee pricing to customers in specific zip codes.

As of this writing, the offer is available in select Detroit and Ohio areas.

Z-Plan

This is the dealer discount. It is available to current or retired employees of Hyundai dealerships and their immediate family members.

How is the Hyundai Circle Plan calculated?

The Hyundai Circle Plan pricing is calculated differently for each category.

Here are the general formulas for each plan:

A-Plan

Invoice (includes destination and advertising fee) – 3% of MSRP (excludes destination) – $250 Circle Cash – Current Incentives

E-Plan

Invoice (includes destination and advertising fee) – 4% of MSRP (excludes destination) – $400 – E-Plan Circle Cash (varies by model)

M-Plan

Invoice (includes destination and advertising fee) – 4% of MSRP (excludes destination) – $400 – M-Plan Circle Cash (varies by model)

Z-Plan

Invoice (includes destination and advertising fee) – 5% of MSRP (excludes destination) – $500 – Z-Plan Circle Cash (varies by model)

The Circle Cash amounts are unadvertised and vary by model and trim.

They are usually higher than the normal advertised incentives.

For example, at the time of this writing, the E-Plan Circle Cash for a 2024 Elantra Limited is $3,500, while the normal incentive is $2,000.

Who is eligible for the Hyundai Circle Plan?

To be eligible for the Hyundai Circle Plan, you need to meet the criteria for one of the categories and provide proof of eligibility.

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You also need to register on the Hyundai Circle website and obtain a certificate number.

Here are the details for each category:

A-Plan

You need to be an extended family member, friend, or corporate vendor or supplier of HMA.

You also need to have a valid sponsor who is a current or retired employee of HMA.

Alternatively, you can be an employee of an affiliated company that has a special agreement with HMA.

You need to provide a copy of your driver’s license and a copy of your sponsor’s pay stub or company ID.

If you are an employee of an affiliated company, you need to provide a copy of your driver’s license and a copy of your company ID or pay stub.

E-Plan

You need to be a current or retired employee of HMA or their immediate family member.

You need to provide a copy of your driver’s license and a copy of your pay stub or company ID.

If you are a family member, you also need to provide a copy of your birth certificate, marriage certificate, or tax return to prove your relationship.

M-Plan

You need to reside in a designated zip code. You need to provide a copy of your driver’s license and a utility bill or bank statement to prove your address.

Z-Plan

You need to be a current or retired employee of a Hyundai dealership or their immediate family member.

Provide a copy of your driver’s license and a copy of your pay stub or company ID.

If you are a family member, you also need to provide a copy of your birth certificate, marriage certificate, or tax return to prove your relationship.

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Hyundai Circle Plan:

How do I register for the Hyundai Circle Plan?

Visit the Hyundai Circle website and select your company or category. You will need to enter some personal information and your sponsor’s information (if applicable).

You will then receive a certificate number that you can print or save on your phone.

Present this certificate number to the dealer when you buy or lease your car.

How many cars can I buy or lease with the Hyundai Circle Plan?

You can buy or lease up to two cars per year with the Hyundai Circle Plan.

However, you can only buy or lease one car at a time

You need to wait at least six months after your first purchase or lease before you can buy or lease another car.

Can I combine the Hyundai Circle Plan with other offers or discounts?

You can combine the Hyundai Circle Plan with any other offers or discounts that are compatible with the plan.

For example, you can use the Hyundai Circle Plan with the Hyundai College Grad Program, the Hyundai Military Program, or the Hyundai Mobility Program.

However, you cannot use the Hyundai Circle Plan with any other special pricing programs, such as the Hyundai Valued Owner Coupon, the Hyundai Competitive Owner Coupon, or the Hyundai BoostUp Matching Program.

Can I negotiate a better price than the Hyundai Circle Plan?

The Hyundai Circle Plan is designed to offer you a hassle-free and negotiation-free buying experience.

The price you see on the certificate is the final price you pay, excluding taxes, fees, and accessories.

However, if you think you can get a better deal elsewhere, you are free to shop around and compare prices.

You are under no obligation to use the Hyundai Circle Plan if you find a lower price.

How long is the Hyundai Circle Plan valid for?

The Hyundai Circle Plan is valid for the current model year and the next model year.

For example, if you register for the plan in 2024, you can use it for any 2024 or 2025 model.

However, the availability of the plan may vary depending on the inventory and demand of the vehicles.

Some models may be excluded or limited from the plan at any time.

You should always check the Hyundai Circle website for the latest information and availability of the plan.

Conclusion

The Hyundai Circle Plan is a great way to save money on a new Hyundai car if you are eligible for it.

It offers discounts on various models and categories, depending on your relationship with HMA.

It also simplifies the buying process by eliminating the need for haggling and negotiation.

If you are interested in the Hyundai Circle Plan, you should visit the Hyundai Circle website and register for a certificate number.

You should also contact your local Hyundai dealer and schedule an appointment to test drive and purchase or lease your car. Happy driving! 🚗

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