Hyundai Supplies New Popemobile

      June 10, 2015 10:46

      Pope Francis greeted followers in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican on June 3 riding a new popemobile. Gone was the modified Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV, to be replaced by a Hyundai Santa Fe.

      Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square in his new popemobile for his weekly audience in Vatican City on June 3. /Getty Images

      Hyundai and affiliate Kia also offered the pope a compact Soul and Carnival minivan for use when he visited Korea in August of last year.

      Francis is famously frugal in his personal arrangements, in contrast to some of his predecessors and other princes of the Church.

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