The Hyundai i10 scooped an impressive victory at last week’s What Car? Awards, taking the “Best Buy” accolade in the city car sector with its i10 hatchback.
The consumer-focused publication picked out the Hyundai i10 1.2 Classic in particular in the city cars under £9,000 category, reinforcing its credentials as one of the standout performers in the segment.
The Hyundai i10 was the Korean manufacturer’s best-selling model in 2012, racking up sales of over 23,000 vehicles in the last 12 months, marking a 13.5% increase on 2011 figures.
It’s easy to see why, as What Car? editor-in-chief- Chas Hallett outlines:
“Buyers at this end of the market want value for money above all else, and that’s something that the Hyundai i10 provides in spades. Despite the bargain price, the i10 is actually one of the sweetest-driving city cars there is.
“It has an impressive balance of ride comfort and cornering ability, which makes it feel very grown-up compared with most rivals.
“The i10 is also impressively practical for a city car, with decent space for four adults, great access to the cabin and a reasonable boot that can be extended by folding the rear seats.”
Possessing all of these qualities and priced from just £6,166, the Hyundai i10 really is the perfect package.
The 85hp 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine offers peppy around town performance yet returns an amazing 61.4mpg combined with just 108g/km CO2 emissions, meaning only £20 per year road tax – an amazing balance of performance and economy.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai Motor UK, Tony Whitehorn:
“We are delighted that the i10 has been recognised by What Car? in what is an extremely competitive market segment.
“The i10 is a hugely important car for us and continues the sell well on the strength of its value, ride comfort and the way it is built for purpose.”
For more information on the comprehensive Hyundai range – from the compact but spacious and powerful yet efficient Hyundai i10 city car, to the seven-seat Hyundai Santa Fe that offers the same qualities in spades – why not contact our sales advisors on 0844 539 6753 to book a test drive.
Alternatively, check out our Hyundai showroom in Weybridge, Surrey for more information.