Hyundai i30 N and Santa Fe win 2019 Australia’s Best Cars awards.
Hyundai’s i30 N has graduated from game-changer to high-performance benchmark by winning the Australia’s Best Cars awards Sports Under $62,000 category for the second year running.
And, illustrating the broad talent in the Hyundai range, Santa Fe Highlander has won the Australia’s Best Cars AWD SUV ($55,000 to $70,000) category.
Hyundai’s 2019 ABC triumph takes its tally to 25 awards in the long-established program run by Australia’s national motoring clubs.
i30 N fought hard to earn the prestigious title amid intense competition from high-performers the Honda Civic Type R and VW Golf GTI.
The i30 N won over the judges with its high performance, practicality, handling involvement and value for money. Its class-leading five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, which extends to casual track day driving, also drew praise.
ABC chief judge Mark Borlace commented: “The Hyundai i30 N was able to fend off the competition for a repeat win – a respectable feat when you look at the quality of the finalists. Back-to-back wins in this segment reinforces the i30 N’s status as a serious contender and not just a flash-in-the-pan winner."
“The i30 N’s overall user-friendliness and on-road balance delivers the goods for enthusiasts, while Hyundai’s renowned value for money and warranty further enhance its credentials.”