Hyundai Scoops Prestigious Australia’s Best Cars Awards
Hyundai has won three major categories in this year’s prestigious Australia’s Best Cars awards.
Hyundai’s Accent Active is Australia’s Best Light Car, i30 Series II Active petrol is Australia’s Best Small Car under $35,000 and the ground-breaking and luxurious Genesis is Australia’s Best Large Car under $70,000.
Hyundai AWD SUV models also featured prominently in this year’s Australia’s Best Cars awards.
All-new Tucson Elite and Santa Fe Series II Highlander CRDi were Top 3 contenders in the two biggest AWD SUV categories (under $50k and $50k $65k classes, respectively).
“We’re extremely proud that our cars have again starred in Australia’s largest new-car assessment and awards program,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia chief executive Charlie Kim said.
“Australia’s Best Cars awards are important to us – and especially important to our customers – because they embrace real-world car ownership values.
“I believe Hyundai’s proud record in these important awards – including our strong results in this year’s Australia’s Best Cars awards,” Mr Kim said.
“This sends a clear message to car buyers about the impeccable real-world credentials of our cars.”
Australia’s largest new-car assessment and awards programme, Australia’s Best Cars awards determines winners in 15 classes.
This is after rigorous testing by judges representing Australia’s 7.4 million auto club members.
During 2015, judges from Australia’s seven State and Territory-based motoring organisations evaluated more than 180 models available nationwide, not just the year’s new-car releases.
This year’s recognition of Accent, i30 and Genesis bring Hyundai’s number of wins in the Australia’s Best Cars awards’ 17 year history to an impressive 21.
This year’s win by i30 brings the ever-evolving model’s Australia’s Best Cars awards tally to six, including successive wins in 2008, ‘09, and ‘10 (also 2013 and now, with i30 Series II, 2015).
Hyundai’s i30 also is a consistent Australian market Top-3 seller and was Australia’s best-selling vehicle overall in June and September last year.
The i30 Series II ActiveX with six-speed automatic also has topped the NRMA’s comprehensive Running Cost Calculator as Australia’s most cost-effective best-seller for experienced and P-plate drivers alike.
In another significant milestone for i30, the advanced Apple CarPlay smartphone support technology became standard on i30 Series II Active and ActiveX early this year.
This is with retro-fitment available free-of-charge to existing i30 Series II owners via an easy software upgrade.
Source: CAPRENTERS MOTORS