10.10.2023 Press release

Hyundai celebrates as KONA is named Best Small Family Car and i20 N Best Hot Hatch at 2024 Carbuyer awards

  • Double success for Hyundai at this year’s Carbuyer Best Car Awards
  • All-new KONA is recognised for its superb refinement and desirability
  • i20 N picks up Carbuyer’s Best Hot Hatch award for the third year in a row
  • All-new KONA is available to order now, with prices from £25,725

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Hyundai is celebrating dual success at the 2024 Carbuyer Best Car Awards after the All-new KONA and i20 N were named as the top choices in their respective classes.

The buying guide’s team of judges crowned the All-new KONA Best Small Family Car and hailed the i20 N as Best Hot Hatch after a rigorous judging process that saw every new car on the market assessed for running costs, safety, technology, performance and practicality.

The All-new KONA’s award underlines the amazing impact the model has already made, having also been crowned Car of the Year in June by Carbuyer’s sister title, Auto Express. Available to order now from £25,725, it is winning over customers and media alike thanks to its dynamic design, roomy interior, cutting-edge technology and array of powertrain options, with internal combustion engine (ICE), hybrid electric (HEV) and all-electric versions (EV) all available.

With style as well as substance, the previous Hyundai KONA was great, but this one is even better. Spacious, refined and even more upmarket, it has futuristic looks plus the choice of petrol, hybrid or electric power should you want it.

Carbuyer judges

Also recognised was the Hyundai i20 N, which picked up Carbuyer’s Best Hot Hatch award, to complement the Hot Hatch of the Year title it was afforded by WhatCar? in January. This marks the third year running that the i20 N has been crowned by Carbuyer, and as was the case in the 2022 and 2023 awards, its blend of turbocharged performance, wonderful agility and everyday usability convinced the judges. Prices for the i20 N start at £26,530.

If you want something fast that can double as a family car, then you need to look at a hot hatchback. The Hyundai i20 N can’t be beaten; it’s an absolute riot to drive, yet it will fit into your life, no questions asked. Practical, fast and affordable, it wants for nothing.

Carbuyer judges

Hyundai’s exciting product range has earned a string of high-profile awards over the past year. In April, the Hyundai IONIQ 6 was crowned World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle and World Car Design of the Year, matching the performance of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 in 2022.

The IONIQ 6 was also named Saloon of the Year by GQ and Best Company Car by Autocar, while Auto Express crowned the TUCSON Best Mid-size SUV and the New i10 Best City Car. The SANTA FE was awarded Seven-seater of the Year by WhatCar?

It’s extremely gratifying to receive these awards from Carbuyer. The All-New KONA appeals to customers across the board with its bold design and powertrain options, while the fact that the i20 N has been named best hot hatch for the third year in a row shows yet again just how compelling a proposition it is in an area of the market that is traditionally very competitive. Carbuyer’s recognition illustrates that Hyundai’s exciting product line-up continues to go from strength to strength.

Ashley Andrew President of Hyundai Motor UK

More on the All-new Hyundai KONA and Hyundai i20 N, plus all the winners of the 2024 Carbuyer Best Car Awards, will appear at carbuyer.co.uk from midday on 10 October.

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