Image: Hyundai i10 Car of the Year 2014
The Car Dealer Power awards have been announced and the 2014 car of the year is the Hyundai i10. Voted for by UK car dealers, the i10 overcame some stiff competition to win the award.
Hundreds of dealers took part in the nominations process, the most comprehensive survey of car dealers in the business. “I am absolutely delighted to name the Hyundai i10 as Car of the Year in our annual Car Dealer power awards,” said James Batchelor, editor of Car Dealer Magazine. “Hyundai should take great comfort in knowing that the award has been voted for by dealer partners right across the UK – regardless of which franchise they represent.”
The i10 fought off strong competition from the Ford Fiesta ST and the Skoda Octavia to take the title. Previous winners include the Range Rover and the Kia Rio.
President and CEO of Hyundai UK Tony Whitehorn was delighted with the news. “The New Generation i10 is a hugely significant model for our business and it plays a substantial role in the hotly contested city car segment in the UK. i10 has been Hyundai UK’s best-seller since 2009, and the New Generation i10 continues the trend. We have sold 12,170 units of the New Generation i10 since launch in January of this year and we are delighted that it not only appeals to our existing customers but is also bringing some new customers to our board.”
The Hyundai i10 is one of the best city cars on the market. At 60 miles per gallon the car is fuel efficient, and emissions of under 120 g/km mean it falls into the lower tax bands of just £30 per year. Those looking for something with a bit of oomph may be disappointed with the car’s 0-60 in 14.9 seconds, but what it lacks in power it makes up for in comfort and practicality. Rated 5 stars by What Car? magazine and given 8/10 in a Top Gear magazine car review, this hot hatchback is well reviewed across the board. It’s no wonder the Hyundai i10 has been voted car of the year.
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For more hot hatches, take a look at our car battle last month.