New Generation i10 wins AUTOBEST 2014 award.
Hyundai Motor wins again: New Generation i10
named AUTOBEST 2014
- New Generation i10 wins prestigious pan-European award
- Second Hyundai Motor model to win award in three years
- Expert jury impressed with space, quality and handling of new car
December 12, 2013- At the 13th annual competition for the best new car in emerging markets in Central and Eastern Europe, the New Generation i10 has today been awarded the prestigious &lsquoAUTOBEST 2014' accolade by the AUTOBEST jury. It is the second time Hyundai Motor has claimed the title in the last three years, following Elantra's win in 2012.
Dan Vardie, Chairman of AUTOBEST, commented: "The New Generation i10 is a worthy winner, offering consumers a spacious and high-quality car. At the NAVAK proving ground near Belgrade, Serbia, the i10 impressed the judges with its outstanding road handling abilities for such a small car."
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO at Hyundai Motor Europe, commented: "New Generation i10 is the perfect example of our product regionalisation strategy &ndash building the right cars for the right regions. We're proud that the Hyundai New Generation i10 has claimed first place at the AUTOBEST awards &ndash it demonstrates that our cars deliver value beyond customer's expectations, which will help Hyundai maintain its 3,5% share of the European new car market in 2014."
In September 2013, the first New Generation i10 rolled off the production line at Hyundai's Turkish manufacturing plant, following more than &euro500 million investment in the plant, raising annual production capacity to 200.000 units. Including Hyundai's Czech plant, Hyundai has an annual European production capacity of 500.000 units. From 2014, 90% of all Hyundai models sold in Europe will be built in the region.
AUTOBEST is one of the most prestigious motoring awards and takes into account 13 criteria, including design, price, specification and the serviceability of a car. The jury, composed of respected motoring journalists, comes from 15 emerging markets, including Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey and Russia.
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 4,4 million vehicles globally in 2012. 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.
Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products is available at www.hyundai.com.
About Hyundai Motor Europe
The company designs, engineers and manufactures cars in Europe, specifically for European consumers. In 2012, Hyundai Motor achieved European sales of 444.000 units, taking a new-car market share of 3,5%. Almost 95% of the vehicles Hyundai Motor 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 Motor sells cars in 28 European countries across 2.500 outlets.
Hyundai Motor offers its unique, Europe-only, Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package with all new cars sold in the region, providing customers with a five-year warranty with no mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
More information about Hyundai Motor Europe and its products is available at www.hyundai.com/eu.