Hyundai Motor Receives Honours in
Auto Express New Car Awards 2014 in U.K.
- Hyundai Santa Fe wins ‘Best Large SUV’ beating tough competition
- Strong residual values on Hyundai Santa Fe allow for highly competitive Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) and Contract Hire rates
July 16, 2014 – The Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2-litre CRDi Premium has been awarded Best Large SUV by Auto Express magazine in the annual New Car awards.
The Santa Fe, now in its second full year of sales, fought off competition from the Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Sport to win the title for the second year running.
Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief, Auto Express said: “The Hyundai Santa Fe is a brilliant way to transport a family. It’s comfortable, spacious and efficient, with the cool looks that buyers of these sorts of SUVs demand. It also offers tremendous value compared to less talented, big name rivals.”
Tony Whitehorn, President & CEO said: “To receive this award for the second consecutive year is a tremendous achievement. The Santa Fe was launched in October 2012 and has struck a chord with customers looking for a large SUV that delivers everything expected from a premium model but in a more affordable package. Strong residuals also mean that Santa Fe stacks up well for fleet buyers too with an exceptional Contract Hire rate.”
The Santa Fe 2.2-litre CRDi 4WD is available in both 5- and 7-seat versions with either manual or automatic transmissions. Alongside the award for Santa Fe, Hyundai Motor was also honoured with a ‘Highly Commended’ for the New Generation i10.
Steve Fowler also commented: “Hyundai’s i10 offers that elusive big car feel in a small car package. In fact, it feels anything but small: it’s spacious inside, is fun to drive, packed with hi-tech kit and impressively refined on the move. On top of all that, it’s affordable to buy and run.”
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company, which leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars, offers top-quality best-sellers such as Elantra, Sonata and Genesis. Hyundai Motor has seven manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers outside of South Korea and in 2013, sold 4.73 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.
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 2500 outlets.
About Hyundai Motor UK
Hyundai has sold vehicles in the UK since 1982. In 2005, Hyundai opened its own UK subsidiary, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd, based in High Wycombe. Since 2008, the company has risen from 21st to one of the top ten car manufacturers in the UK and last year sold a record 77,500 vehicles. Hyundai Motor UK employs over 3000 people through its UK operations and dealer network.
Hyundai offers a full range of vehicles from the award-winning New Generation i10 city car through to the capable Santa Fe SUV and iLoad LCV. All passenger cars come with Hyundai’s industry-leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package. Further information about Hyundai and its products is available at www.hyundai.co.uk.