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Hyundai UK

October 17, 2013 12:17 ET

Hyundai to Be Official Tow Car Partner of the Motorhome and Caravan Show

- Three Hyundai models provided for the show's 'Towing Experience' feature

- Partnership demonstrates towing credentials of Hyundai's models

- 100,000 people expected at the biggest show of its type in the UK

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Oct. 17, 2013) - Hyundai is set to be the official partner of The Motorhome and Caravan Show, exhibiting three key car models from the brand's range at the event, which takes place from the 15th to the 20th October.

On show will be Hyundai's Santa Fe large SUV, the Hyundai ix35 crossover car and the i40 family car, all of which will be demonstrating their abilities through the Show's innovative 'Towing Experience' feature, run in conjunction with the Camping and Caravan Club. As part of this, attendees can have a 15-minute towing lesson in one of Hyundai's cars, with expert towers from the club on-hand to offer advice.

Hyundai has a history of producing highly capable tow cars, with the i30 winning 'Best Value Hatchback' in the 2012 Practical Caravan, The Camping & Caravanning Club & What Car? Towcar Awards. More recently, the Hyundai Santa Fe 7-seater car also picked up the prize for Best Large SUV in the Auto Express Awards. With a four-wheel drive version available, 194 bhp and up to 322 lb/ft of torque, along with a braked towing capacity of 2,500kg, the Santa Fe car is ideal for touring.

Both the New Hyundai ix35 and the i40 car also have excellent towing capabilities thanks to a range of powerful yet efficient engines. The New ix35 car has a braked towing capacity of up to 2,000 kg, whilst the i40 car model, in 1.7 CRDi 136 ps trim, can tow an impressive 1,800kg.

Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO of Hyundai UK, said, "Being the official partner of The Motorhome and Caravan Show offers motorists a unique opportunity to test the considerable towing abilities of Hyundai's cars, and enables them to gain some expert guidance on towing best practice. The Towing Experience feature also allows more people to experience Hyundai's cars up-close and see for themselves the high levels of quality and standard equipment.

"Our 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package also benefits those owners planning to take their car on holiday. With five years' warranty, vehicle health checks and roadside assistance, it is the ultimate way of keeping your car in the best shape for towing."

The show, which takes place at the Birmingham NEC from the 15th to 20th October, exhibits all of the latest technology and products from the camping, caravanning and touring market. With around 100,000 visitors set to attend this year, the 2013 show will be the largest in its history.

For further information on the show, or to book a 'Towing Experience' session, go to the show's website ( or book at the show outside Hall 19 and 20 entrances.

About Hyundai Motor

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, with more than two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Hyundai Motor - which has seven manufacturing bases outside of South Korea including Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, Russia, Turkey and the U.S. - sold 4.4 million vehicles globally in 2012. Hyundai Motor, which employs over 80,000 workers worldwide, offers a full line-up of products including small to large passenger vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles.

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About Hyundai Motor Europe

The company designs, engineers and manufactures cars in Europe, specifically for European consumers. In 2012, Hyundai achieved European sales of 444,000 units, taking a new-car market share of 3.5%. Almost 95% of the vehicles Hyundai sells in the region are designed, engineered and tested in Europe. And more than 70% are built at its two local factories (Czech Republic and Turkey), including New Generation i30, which was shortlisted for Europe's 2013 Car of the Year award and has won 14 awards throughout the region. Hyundai sells cars in 28 European countries across 2,500 outlets.

About Hyundai Motor UK

Hyundai is the first Korean car manufacturer to make it in to the top ten best-selling manufacturers in the UK, an 11 place improvement since 2008. All passenger cars come with Hyundai's industry-leading 5 Year Triple Care package. Further information about Hyundai and its products is available at

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