Hyundai Motor Europe wins prestigious AUTOBEST award with New Generation i10
- New Generation i10 wins highly sought-after pan-European award
- Expert jury impressed with space, quality and handling of new Hyundai car
- Prestigious title awarded by motoring journalists from 15 emerging markets
Offenbach, February 17, 2014
Hyundai Motor Europe today collected the 2014 AUTOBEST trophy at an awards ceremony in Warsaw, Poland, two months after the expert jury named the Hyundai New Generation i10 as the winner of the prestigious title.
Described by the AUTOBEST jury as a ‘spacious’ and high-quality car’, New Generation i10 is the second Hyundai model to have claimed the title in the last three years, following the Elantra’s win in 2012.
Byung Kwon Rhim, President of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented: “It’s a great honour for Hyundai to win this award with New Generation i10. It offers standards of style, equipment and craftsmanship that are traditionally only found in segments above. New Generation i10 has been well-received by media across Europe and has already attracted new customers to the brand. Recognition such as the AUTOBEST award motivates us to continue designing, developing and building new models that meet the specific needs of European buyers.”
In September 2013, the first New Generation i10 rolled off the production line at Hyundai’s Turkish factory. The start of New Generation i10 production at the plant followed more than €500 million investment in the plant which also raised annual capacity to 200.000 units. Between its Turkish and Czech facilities, Hyundai can manufacture 500.000 units per year, and 90% of all Hyundai models sold in Europe are now built in the region.
AUTOBEST is one of the most prestigious motoring awards and takes into account 13 criteria, including the design, price, specification and serviceability of a car. The jury is composed of respected motoring journalists 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 4,7 million vehicles globally in 2013. 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
In 2013, Hyundai Motor Europe achieved registrations of 422.930 units, taking a new-car market share of 3,4%. Almost 95% of the vehicles Hyundai sells in the region are designed, engineered and tested in Europe to meet the needs of European customers. And 90% are built at its two local factories in the Czech Republic and Turkey, which have a combined annual capacity of 500.000 units. Hyundai sells cars in 30 European countries across 2.500 outlets.
Hyundai 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
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