Just four months after its launch, the Hyundai New Generation i10 is celebrating unprecedented sales success and its tenth award in Europe. Hyundai has already received 58.000 orders for the new model, selling faster than any previous Hyundai model in the A-segment, and it continues to attract new customers to the brand with its award-winning credentials.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO at Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “New Generation i10 was designed and developed in Europe, for Europe, and its multiple awards and sales performance prove its appeal to car buyers in the region.”
French magazine L’Argus declared New Generation i10 its ‘Best Urban and Polyvalent Car of the Year’ after judges praised the new model’s efficient engine, high level of standard equipment and industry-leading five-year warranty.
Men’s lifestyle publication GQ commended New Generation i10 for combining “designer refinement with high-street frugality”, awarding it the title of ‘Best City Supermini’ in the GQ Car Awards. CarBuyer named New Generation i10 as its ‘Car of the Year’, as well as ‘Best City Car’, praising its quality, refinement, style and value. What Car? magazine also applauded the A-segment car’s around-town abilities, naming it ‘Best City Car’.
In the recently-held Firmenauto company car awards, New Generation i10 was voted ‘Company Car of the Year 2014’in the ‘Minicar’ category. A jury of 280 fleet managers from across Germany unanimously praised the car’s driving performance, high comfort levels and low operating costs.
Across Europe, Top Gear magazine named New Generation i10 ‘Bargain of the Year’, praising its ability to offer value beyond expectations, without compromising on quality.
New Generation i10 was also selected by a jury of respected European motoring journalists as the winner of the prestigious ‘AUTOBEST 2014’ award. Described by the judges as a “spacious and high quality car”, New Generation i10 also impressed with its on-road performance.
Polish magazine Auto Motor i Sport awarded New Generation i10 first place in the ‘Small Cars’ category of its BEST CARS 2014 awards. Additionally, Hyundai’s latest A-segment car was named winner in the ‘Affordable Cars’ subcategory.
Otohaber magazine in Turkey appreciated Hyundai’s approach to innovative vehicle design, awarding New Generation i10 its ‘Design of the Year’ title. The new model’s class-leading abilities meant the car achieved ‘Best Car in A-segment’ status as well.
New Generation i10’s competitive package has also been confirmed by leading industry analysts. Research across five European countries found that New Generation i10 will retain more of its value than the previous model. After three years, in Germany, the car retains 48,6% of its value – one of the best in its class. The trend continues across Europe: New Generation i10 retains 54,1% of its original value in France, 46% of its value in Spain and 49,8% in the UK.
New Generation i10 is built at Hyundai’s manufacturing plant in İzmit, Turkey, following an investment of €508 million to increase production capacity to 200.000 units per year. Hyundai’s five best-selling models in Europe are now built in the region’s two plants: i10 and i20 in İzmit, and ix20, ix35 and i30 in Nošovice, Czech Republic.
- AUTOBEST – AUTOBEST 2014 / Eastern Europe
- Top Gear – Bargain of the Year / Pan-European
- L’Argus Best Urban and Polyvalent – Car of the Year / France
- Firmenauto – Company Car of the Year in the ‘Minicar’ segment / Germany
- Red Dot Product Design – Vehicles / Germany
- Auto Motor i Sport – Best Cars 2014: Small Cars / Poland
- Auto Motor i Sport – Best Cars 2014: Affordable Cars / Poland
- Otohaber – Design of the Year / Turkey
- Otohaber – Best Car in A-segment / Turkey
- GQ – Best City Supermini / UK
- What Car? – Best City Car / UK
- Car Buyer – Car of the Year / UK
- Car Buyer – Best City Car / UK