Hyundai i40 Lands Top German Design Award

News media release 25th October 2011

The Hyundai i40 has received the prestigious Golden Award at this year’s EuroCarBody Conference, held in Germany, beating nine of Europe’s and Japan’s largest automakers to the prize.

Considered the highest accolade in the industry, Hyundai collected the top prize having never previously entered the contest.

Hosted by Automotive Circle International, an organization consisting of top automotive suppliers and manufacturers, the EuroCarBody awards were judged by over 500 delegates from across the world. .

The judges praised the advanced engineering and effective use of materials, as well as the production efficiency of the i40, which scored 37.98 out of a maximum 50 points. The closest competitor and second-placed car, the Audi A6, scored 35.86, with the Mercedes B-Class in third place achieving 34.66.

The all-new i40 was designed and engineered in Europe, specifically for the European market. Hyundai’s use of high-strength steel and improved joins in the structure means the i40’s lightweight body has high energy absorption efficiency which provides increased safety to occupants in the event of an accident; characteristics recognised by the judging panel.

i40 Tourer recently achieved a maximum 5* ANCAP safety rating and was rated in the lowest insurance grouping for a mid-segment car in the UK, thanks to its innovative body structure.

“Hyundai’s European design team is proud of i40 Tourer’s beautiful design and ultimate practicality,” said Oliver Mann, Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s Director of Marketing. “This latest accolade further demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to design, innovation and quality.”

Hyundai’s comprehensive Five Year / Unlimited Kilometre Warranty provides Australian i40 Tourer buyers with ultimate peace of mind.

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 http://www.automotive-circle.com/eurocarbody11/carbo11_welcome.cfm?lg=e

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