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January 06, 2014 11:56 ET

New Generation Hyundai i10 Leads the Way in CarBuyer Awards

- New Generation Hyundai i10 named CarBuyer Car of the Year 2014 as well as Best City Car

- Judges praise its quality, refinement, style and value

- Hyundai Santa Fe also named Best Large SUV

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Jan. 6, 2014) - The New Generation Hyundai i10 city car has been crowned 'Car of the Year' by leading car review website, CarBuyer. After scooping the 'Best City Car' category, it was awarded the overall title with the judges praising its quality, refinement, style and value.

Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief, Auto Express and CarBuyer, said: "The New Generation Hyundai i10 is small in stature and huge in talent. It offers so much for such a small price with real big car attributes - it's well built, spacious and with loads of luxury kit on board. It makes you wonder why you ever need to pay more for a new car." was launched just three years ago yet is already established as one of the UK's most respected sources of car buying advice.

Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor UK, says: "We are tremendously proud that the New Generation Hyundai i10 has been crowned CarBuyer's 'Car of the Year' for 2014. This is Hyundai's second major CarBuyer win after the Hyundai i30 car received the same accolade in 2012. This award is a true testament to just how far the Hyundai brand has come in recent years."

It was a double win for Hyundai as the Santa Fe family car also won the 'Best Large SUV' category beating many other more established brands.

Buyers of the New Generation Hyundai i10 car will be offered the highest levels of comfort and safety equipment, with many features more common to segments above. Available equipment such as automatic climate control, heated leather steering wheel and cruise control with speed limiter provide bigger-car comfort, while safety features include standard-fitment stability control and six airbags.

As with all Hyundai's passenger cars, the New Generation i10 car is backed by the brand's industry leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, which offers amongst the best warranty cover in the industry as judged by Auto Express. This includes five years unlimited mileage warranty, five years free roadside assistance and five years of annual vehicle health checks, which give customers ultimate peace of mind.

The New Generation Hyundai i10 car goes on sale in the UK from 30 Jan 2014.

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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 4.7 million vehicles globally in 2013. Hyundai Motor, which employs over 90,000 worldwide, offers a full line-up of products including small to large passenger vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles.

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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