Success for Hyundai at Auto Express New Car Awards 2022

Both the Hyundai i20 N and TUCSON have been successful at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2022, adding to the multiple accolades that the two popular vehicles have achieved. The Auto Express judging panel is chaired by editor-in-chief Steve Fowler and is comprised of experienced road testers.

The Best Mid-Sized SUV was awarded to the Hyundai TUCSON for the second year in a row, emphasising its impressive features. Tucson is not simply an evolution of its predecessor, but a full-blown design revolution. Leading the way with its sportier, sculpted design, it also offers state-of-the-art technology and the most electrified powertrain line-up in its segment.

Steve Fowler, Editor-in-chief for Auto Express said:

"It’s not just the distinctive design that sets the Tucson apart from the crowd in a fiercely competitive class, because it passes all the family car tests with flying colours – on its way to a class win for mid-sized SUVs. There’s plenty of space for five adults, with head and leg room among the most generous in the class. That feeling of solidity carries over to the way the Tucson drives, too. Refinement, stability, and comfort are all excellent, giving the Tucson a feel closer to that of many premium SUVs that belies its price."

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The Best Hot Hatch award was presented to the motorsport-inspired Hyundai i20 N, which was designed in Namyang, South Korea, and developed on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Germany. The all-new i20 N is fitted and powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged GDi engine with a six-speed manual transmission, which delivers a maximum output of 204PS and a maximum torque of 275nm for ultimate power delivery. The car delivers a maximum speed of 142 mph, and can go from 0 – 62 mph in just 6.2 seconds.

Steve Fowler, Editor-in-chief for Auto Express said:

"The i20 N has built on the success of the sensational i30 N to become our Hot Hatchback of the Year. Through the turns, the N wowed us with its positive front end and steering that delivered a keen turn-in to corners, while the rear end clings on gamely with just enough adjustability to keep things reassuring yet hugely entertaining. Few cars deliver so many grins at any price."

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