- Hyundai i30 wins top category prize in eleventh annual Tow Car Awards
- ‘Best Ultralight Tow Car’ Award recognises best performance in lightweight towing
- Hyundai i30 praised for power, stability and impressive braking distance
The Hyundai i30 won praise for its mid-range towing power, as well as its braking performance, with the test team recording a 30-0mph stopping distance of just 10.4 metres.
Even with a small-capacity petrol engine, the Hyundai is refreshingly lively with a caravan in tow. If you have a trailer tent or a lightweight caravan like a Swift Basecamp to tow, the Hyundai i30 is a great car for the job.
Stability can sometimes be lacking in very light tow cars, but despite its modest kerbweight the i30 took firm charge of the tourer.
This heavyweight award for i30’s ‘ultralight’ towing prowess is further proof that the New Generation model is a truly versatile family hatchback. While i30 is a great choice for lightweight towing, those who need to haul heavier loads should consider the Santa Fe, which also scores highly with the judging team.