i10, i20 AND i30 MAKE IT A HAT TRiCK

Aug. 25, 2010 - Hyundai Motor Company has been a leading performer at the 2010 What Car? Magazine awards, with all three i-badged cars taking top three spots in the Supermini and Small Family car segments.

Recently launched in Australia and already a local award winner with ECO Car Magazine ‘Car of the Year’ 2010, the i20 has been acclaimed as a WhatCar? ‘Best Buy’ in the Supermini segment delivering class leading safety features and outstanding value for money.

Its smaller sister the i10 took out the award for ‘Best Buy’ Supermini under £8000 (AUD 13,880). Nifty and nimble, the i10 is a huge success in the UK and European markets since its launch in 2009. Offering outstanding fuel efficiency of just 4.9 l/100km, CO2 emissions of only 119 g/km, i10 offers extraordinary value and an interior package that belies its compact size.

In the Small Family Car class the multi-award winning i30 was again applauded for its exceptional safety package combined with luxury features. Generous interior space, a balance between performance and economy and five-year unlimited kilometre warranty combine to make i30 a leader in its segment.

Not to be outdone, the Santa Fe R-2.2 also received a ‘Best Buy’ in the 4x4 category. With plenty of space, practicality and power, Santa Fe offers effortless driving and capable towing, while occupants enjoy in-cabin refinements and a spacious cargo bay.

With over a million consumers referencing the publication and its associated outlets, including whatcar.com each month, WhatCar? is considered to be the largest and most influential buyers guide in the United Kingdom, providing reviews, prices, data and industry insights.

“Hyundai continues to win acclaim around the world for combining latest generation design with outstanding quality and value," said Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s Marketing Director Oliver Mann.

Established in 1967, the Hyundai Automotive Group is the world’s fifth largest and fastest growing major automotive manufacturer. Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd (HMCA) was established on October 1st, 2003 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company. The award-winning range of Hyundai vehicles continues to set segment and industry benchmarks in value, quality and safety, with innovations such as ESC Stability Control and Australia’s first five-year warranty with unlimited kilometres.

2008 marked Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s entrance into the Light Commercial Vehicle market in Australia. For more information visit: www.hyundai.com.au to learn more about Australia’s fastest growing automotive company.