October 14, 2012

Hyundai sees double at the 2012 Scottish Car of the Year Awards

The New Generation Hyundai i30 range has made a real impression on the judges of the 2012 Scottish Car of the Year awards. The i30 Hatchback was awarded Best Family Car and the i30 Tourer was voted Best Estate Car in the annual awards which took place in Glasgow.

The Hyundai
i30 Hatchback, the stylish new entry to the medium family car market,  impressed the expert judges from the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW) during testing and fought off tough competition from the Citroen DS5, Kia Cee'd and its bigger sister the Hyundai i40 to be crowned the winner.

"Family cars are now so capable and versatile; it's hard to imagine needing any other car in your life. They're also great fun to drive, packed with safety kit and offer excellent fuel economy. This is especially so with our winner - the new Hyundai i30 Hatchback - which beat off strong competition, due to its fine drive, superb comfort and running costs that don't put a strain on your wallet," explained John Murdoch, President of the ASMW.

The i30 Tourer, which won Best Estate Car, was up against the Peugeot 508RXH, the VW Passat Alltrack and the Audi A6 Allroad.

"Estate cars are enjoying a new lease of life among buyers who don't need the extra seating of an MPV but still require a decent amount of load carrying capacity and the current pick of the crop all add a dash of style too. Offering change from £17k, this year's winner may be the cheapest in the shortlisted trio by some margin but we love the way it looks and drives and were further impressed by the warranty package," John Murdoch continued.

The Hyundai i30 1.6 110 ps Blue drive derivative was also commended in the Best Eco and the Best Diesel Car categories.

Hyundai Motor UK's President and CEO, Tony Whitehorn, said, "To receive these prestigious awards and commendations from the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers is a real honour and is testament to the increasing relevance of the Hyundai brand here in Scotland and across the UK."


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