Hyundai has had a great start to 2022 with the SANTA FE being named 'Large SUV of the year' in the What Car? Car of the Year Awards. Judges also named the Hyundai i10 as the 'Best Small Car for the City' and the Hyundai TUCSON 'Best Family SUV for Practicality' in the magazine's 'Best Buy' categories, in which the SANTA FE also won 'Best Plug-in Hybrid for Big Families'.
Steve Huntingford, What Car? editor said:
"Hyundai has proven that small changes can make all the difference, with the addition of hybrid and plug-in hybrid power options turning this already good large SUV into a great one. Running costs are reduced and refinement improved. Plus, you still get a well-controlled ride, outstanding value for money and a nicely finished interior with seating for seven."
With its highly efficient petrol engine boating impressively low running costs, the Hyundai i10 benefits from the same technology and intelligent safety features found on Hyundai's larger vehicles, in a more compact city car.
Steve Huntingford, What Car? editor, had nothing but praise for the innovative i10:
"Living in the urban sprawl demands specific attributes from a car. These include light controls to take the effort out of manoeuvring, for example, as well as a peppy engine and a ride that's comfortable enough to soak up potholes with ease. And the Hyundai i10 excels in all these areas. However, don't go thinking that it's only good at low speeds – once the road opens up, it impresses with nicely weighted steering and plenty of grip."
Before earning the title of What Car? 'Best Family SUV for Practicality', the TUCSON also gained other awards to it's name including Car Buyer 'Car of the Year', Auto Express 'Mid-Size SUV of the Year', and Scottish Car of the Year 'Best Family SUV'. The Hyundai TUCSON offers a vast range of drive trains including petrol, mild hybrid, hybrid and plug-in-hybrid variants and has an unmatched family appeal.
Steve Huntingford, What Car? editor, complimented the family capabilities of the TUCSON:
"Growing families can breathe easy with the Hyundai TUCSON, knowing that even in a field of outstanding rivals, none can come close to beating it for sheer family friendliness. There’s simply masses of space inside, whether you’re talking about how much room your passengers will have to stretch out, or how much you can fit into the boot. What's more, its rear seats recline if anyone fancies a snooze, or the backrests can fold down in a versatile 40/20/40 split."
Ashley Andrew, Managing Director of Hyundai Motor UK, commented on Hyundai's recent successes:
"Hyundai’s success in the 2022 What Car? Car of the Year Awards is especially gratifying as it highlights the appeal of our vehicles, from our smallest car, the i10, to our largest SUV, the Hyundai SANTA FE. It really reinforces the strength of our current range which offers customers a wide range of choice to suit their individual needs."