Rapidly gaining in clout and in terms of the quality of its cars, Hyundai has crept up on the outside over the last decade, constantly surprising journalists and buyers with the leaps in quality of its new models.
Hyundai focuses on producing a wide range of city and family orientated vehicles, including small city cars, hatchbacks, coupes and SUVs, the company is also building vans to. The company sell out their units to many dealerships across the globe. In recent years the manufacturer has focused more involvement in sponsoring major sporting events and developing hybrid technology for their range of vehicles.
The Hyundai Motor Company is a car manufacturer from South Korea, alongside fellow manufacturer Kia; they form the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group. Together they are the largest automaker in South Korea, and currently the fourth largest in the world.
Hyundai is arguably the most successful South Korean import into the UK.
As is made clear in the majority of Hyundai reviews and Hyundai ratings, the reason it has been able to thrive in the UK while other Asian manufacturers have struggled is because it offers a cheap, reliable alternative to its mainstream rivals.
That was most evident during the UK scrappage scheme when Hyundai sales shot up because of its low list prices.
The reason it was able to make up ground on its rivals was that it had, and still does, low-priced, small cars which, when combined with the £2,000 scrappage incentive meant they were the cheapest cars on the market, pulling buyers towards Hyundai and increasing its presence on UK roads.
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As well as Hyundai ratings and Hyundai reviews benefitting from the South Korean’s low list prices, they also praise the brand’s reliability.
Asian manufacturers have a strong reputation in terms of reliability and solidity and Hyundai is one reason for its dominance.
The South Korean manufacturer has come top in a number of related surveys, most notably by Which? who named Hyundai its manufacturer of the year for its superb reliability and value for money.
That’s reflected in the majority of new Hyundai reviews which make note of the build quality throughout their interiors but also in terms of their strong engine range which, despite often looking underpowered, rarely prove a headache for UK customers.
As well as longevity, new Hyundai reviews also highlight the manufacturer’s improving CO2 emissions and fuel economy figures under its Blue eco-signature.
The majority of models in the Hyundai range benefit from a wide range of energy-saving technologies that include low rolling resistance tyres, an eco drive indicator and the usual Stop & Go systems, but it’s Hyundai’s small cars which reap the most reward from the Blue badge, regularly falling below 100g/km in CO2 emissions and are exempt from VED road tax as a result.
The scrappage scheme and Hyundai’s model range reflects the manufacturer’s speciality which comes in the form of its small cars, however more recently Hyundai reviews are looking at an expanding and more diverse model line-up.
Where previously it was difficult to find Hyundai ratings for anything that wasn’t a city car, supermini or a small hatchback, now new Hyundai reviews are turning their attention to larger, more stylish and sporty cars including coupes, estates, crossovers and MPVs.
Thanks to new and updated designs, these new models are more attractive than ever, particularly in the form of the Veloster coupe and the excellent i40 Tourer which is expected to pull buyers away from the more illustrious and well established manufacturers and towards Hyundai.
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