New Generation i20 receives prestigious “Golden Steering Wheel 2015”

  • Readers from 20 countries choose i20 for renowned automotive accolade
  • Small car convinces with attractive design, spaciousness and high quality
  • First ever “Golden Steering Wheel“ award for a Hyundai car

- The New Generation i20 has been awarded the “Golden Steering Wheel 2015”.

The compact car has won the readers’ choice award in its segment and secured one of the most acclaimed accolades in the automotive industry. The New Generation i20 succeeded against competitors including the Skoda Fabia and Opel Karl, achieving the first triumph for a Hyundai car at the Golden Steering Wheel awards.  

Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer of Hyundai Motor Group, received the prize during the award ceremony held at the building of Axel Springer Publishing in Berlin, Germany. 

We are really proud that readers are so impressed by one of the youngest members of our product family. It is further proof that we are making good progress in design, quality and craftsmanship.

Peter SchreyerPresident and Chief Design Officer of Hyundai Motor Group

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015, the Golden Steering Wheel awards programme recognises the best new cars of the year. Organised by the German automotive magazine Auto Bild and the weekly newspaper Bild am Sonntag, the awards programme is conducted in cooperation with sister publications in 20 countries. Across Europe 425,000 readers participated in the voting.

New Generation i20 was chosen as the small car category winner based on readers’ votes. The winners in the other categories – compact car, mid-sized car, mid-sized SUV, luxury car, sports car and family car – were selected through a combination of reader voting and evaluations by a jury which included designers, chief editors, racing drivers among others. 

This latest accolade for the New Generation i20 follows other prestigious prizes, such as the renowned Red Dot Design Award and iF Design Award. It was also named “the best car in its class” earlier this year in a comprehensive Auto Bild assessment of small cars (issue 32, 2015).

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