The Hyundai i30 has picked up a further two prestigious prizes, this time at the Scottish Car of the Year awards.
The Hyundai i30 Hatchback received the accolade of Scotland’s Best Family Car, while the superbly practical Hyundai i30 Tourer scooped the gong for Scotland’s Best Estate Car.
The duo of awards given the to the Hyundai i30 follows an already lengthy list of achievements, including being voted ‘Best Value Hatchback’ in the in the annual Practical Caravan, The Camping & Caravanning Club & What Car? Towcar Awards, as well as securing two design crowns at the Automotive Brands Contest.
Launched this year, the stylish Hyundai i30 hatch impressed experts from the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, fighting off competition from Citroen’s DS5, the Kia Cee’d and its larger sister vehicle, the Hyundai i40 to pick up the title.
According to President of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, John Murdoch, “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, thanks to its fine drive, superb comfort and running costs that don’t put a strain on your wallet.”
Who can argue with that?
The Hyundai i30 Tourer made it a double for the Korean firm’s mid-size family car beating much more expensive rivals – such as Audi’s A6 Allroad and VW’s Passat Alltrack – to take the crown as Scotland’s Best Estate Car.
It’s obviously a winning formula, too. Murdoch on the Hyundai i30 Tourer:
“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 – the Hyundai i30 Tourer – 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.”
As a bonus for the Hyundai i30 range, the 110hp 1.6-litre Blue Drive turbodiesel model was commended in both the Best Eco and Best Diesel Car categories of the awards, proving the versatility of the i30.
The Hyundai i30 is on sale now in five-door hatchback and estate bodystyles, with prices starting from just £14,500. And to top that, there’s also a sportier three-door version on the way giving you another brilliant option to choose from.