The Next-generation Hyundai i30 Tops CarBuyer Awards in the U.K.

News media release 5th March 2012

In the U.K., the next-generation Hyundai i30 has been crowned ‘Car of Year’ by leading car review website CarBuyer, a part of Dennis Publishing which also publishes such titles as Auto Express and Evo Magazine. The all-new model, designed and engineered in Europe, will build Hyundai’s presence in one of the mostly hotly contested segments in the European market by offering buyers a refined and stylish car that is also frugal, efficient and safe.

The CarBuyer Awards identify the leading cars in 18 different sectors of the market, which offer the best value for money and the best ownership package for buyers. The team of judges each submits a car for the shortlist on criteria such as running costs, safety, fuel economy, performance and owner satisfaction. From this list, CarBuyer then selects the overall Car of the Year champion – this year being the next-generation Hyundai i30.

“The new i30 is a brilliant, all-round family car – it really ticks all the boxes: it’s spacious, comfortable, is well priced and cheap to run. Oh, and it’s a bit of a looker, too!” said Steve Fowler Editor-in-Chief, Auto Express and CarBuyer. “It’s further proof of Hyundai’s emergence as a major player in the UK car market and that’s down to its ability to know exactly what today’s car buyers want.”

The next-generation Hyundai i30 is due to arrive in Australia mid 2012.

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