Hyundai wins in three categories in 2017 Automotive Brand Contest

  • Hyundai Best Brand of the Year for quality and price consciousness
  • Hyundai i30 also wins in Exterior and Interior Design categories

- Hyundai Motor is the big winner of this year’s Automotive Brand Contest. The company has received three major awards, including the prestigious award for Best Brand of the Year.

The Hyundai i30 also clinched awards for the best interior and exterior design of a high-volume manufacturer. Hyundai’s high quality products, its customer centricity and the enhanced brand image convinced the Automotive Brand Contest’s which crowned the company in a trio of categories. Being named Best Brand of the Year and winning two more design awards are evidence of further progress for the brand in Europe.

By 2021 we aim to be the number one Asian car brand in Europe. The Automotive Brand Contest awards prove that we are heading in the right direction. The new Hyundai i30 makes not only innovative technologies but also high-value, sophisticated design affordable for a substantial group of customers.

Thomas A. SchmidCOO of Hyundai Motor Europe

Following the IF Design Award in February 2017 and the Red Dot Design Award in April 2017, the Automotive Brand Contest awards are further highly respected European design accolades for the New Generation of the Hyundai i30. They all underscore the Hyundai philosophy of developing, designing and manufacturing key European models in Europe.

The Automotive Brand Contest, held by the German Design Council, highlights outstanding product and communication design. It is the only neutral, international design award competition for automotive brands. A six-member jury consisting of representatives of universities and media, design and brand communication assesses entries in 14 categories for holistic and consistent brand use across all media and products. This year’s winners will receive their awards during the Frankfurt International Motor Show’s Press days on 12 September 2017.

The new Hyundai i30 has been awarded top marks for more than its design. For its exemplary active and passive safety it is the first car in the compact car segment to be awarded the highest, five-star safety rating in 2017 by the independent Euro NCAP. The Hyundai SmartSense safety and driving assistance technologies of the i30 and the i30 Wagon incorporate up to nine advanced safety systems. Thanks to Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and, for example, a Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning the i30 is one of the best active safety contenders in the compact class.

Consumption Data*

Gasoline Engines

1.4 MPI (100 PS): Fuel consumption combined: 5.6 - 5.4 l/100 km; urban: 6.8 - 6.6 l/100 km; extra-urban: 4.9 - 4.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 130 - 126 g/km
1.0 T-GDi (120 PS): Fuel consumption combined: 5.0 - 4.5 l/100 km; urban: 5.8 - 5.4 l/100 km; extra-urban: 4.6 - 4.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 115 - 103 g/km
1.4 T-GDi (140 PS): Fuel consumption combined: 5.5 - 4.8 l/100 km; urban: 6.6 - 5.9 l/100 km; extra-urban: 5.0 - 4.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 125 - 109 g/km

Diesel Engines

1.6 CRDi (95 PS): Fuel consumption combined: 3.8 - 3.6 l/100 km; urban: 4.1 – 4.0 l/100 km; extra-urban: 3.6 - 3.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 98 - 95 g/km
1.6 CRDi (110 PS): Fuel consumption combined: 4.1 - 3.4 l/100 km; urban: 4.4 – 3.8 l/100 km; extra-urban: 3.9 - 3.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 109 - 89 g/km
1.6 CRDi (136 PS): Fuel consumption combined: 4.1 - 3.8 l/100 km; urban: 4.4 - 4.2 l/100 km; extra-urban: 3.9 - 3.6 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 109 - 99 g/km

*Depending on trim and tire specifications.

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