06.07.2022 Press release

Double win for Hyundai at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2022

  • i20 N named ‘Best Hot Hatch’ at Auto Express New Car Awards 2022
  • TUCSON recognised as ‘Best Mid-Sized SUV’
  • Auto Express New Car Awards inform car buyers about the best cars on the market

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Hyundai i20 N and TUCSON have both scooped prestigious accolades at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2022, adding to a growing number of endorsements for Hyundai Motor UK and its exemplary product range.

Having launched in 1993, The Auto Express Awards are judged by a highly experienced panel of road testers, chaired by the editor-in-chief, Steve Fowler. The awards are seen at an informative tool for car buyers looking for the best cars on the market to suit their needs.

The Auto Express Award for Best Mid-Sized SUV was presented to TUCSON for the second year running, reaffirming its design, technology and impressive overall ownership proposition. The TUCSON’s broad choice of efficient powertrains and engaging driving experience set it apart from competitors. TUCSON is backed up by best-in-class safety with advanced features such as Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA), with prices starting from £29,140. Auto Express also noted the generous space TUCSON offers, making it a perfect family car.

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.

Steve Fowler Editor-in-chief, Auto Express

The winning theme continued with The Best Hot Hatch Award being presented to Hyundai i20 N. The motorsport-inspired model was born at Namyang, Hyundai Motorsport’s Global Research & Development Centre in South Korea and honed on the Nürburgring Nordschleife race circuit in Germany. Featuring a 204PS turbocharged petrol engine and a mechanical limited-slip differential, the i20 N delivers a first-class performance and ultra-agile handling on road and track. Pricing starts from £25,250.

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.

Steve Fowler Editor-in-chief, Auto Express

We are delighted to be receiving two more accolades from Auto Express, recognising the continued success of our model range. The reaction for Hyundai’s performance N brand from our customers and critics has been nothing short of superb, as we deliver upon the thrill of driving. Both TUCSON and i20 N won at last year’s Auto Express Awards, and to be recognised yet again highlights that we are exceeding expectations and delivering a truly class leading range across segments.

Ashley Andrew Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK

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