Hyundai i40 Tourer crowned Best Estate Car
The Hyundai i40 Tourer has held off well-established rivals to take the overall title of Best Estate Car in Business Car Manager’s annual awards. The awards identify the top company cars across nine distinct categories, and the Hyundai i40 was chosen as the winner above rivals such as the Ford Mondeo Estate, Volvo V50 DRIVe and Skoda Octavia Estate.
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK, said: “To take the Best Estate Car award is a huge honour for us and it bears testimony to just how well the i40 Tourer performs. The lowest BiK tax rates coupled with ultra-efficient engines, premium levels of equipment and space and practicality make the i40 Tourer the ideal business estate car.”
Ralph Morton, Editor of Business Car Manager, said: “We’ve brought together the very best and while they straddle a mix of classes and sectors, they’re united by one attribute - they’re all great additions to your business. Hyundai’s continued growth in the UK has seen it launch several new top-quality cars for business users. The i40 Tourer is one such car that fully deserves this award as it provides a compelling alternative to the established rivals. If you also factor in low running costs and a 5 Year Triple Care warranty you get an estate car that’s a cut above.”
The Business Car Manager Best Estate Car Award is the third major honour that the i40 Tourer has won since its launch in September last year. It has already won the Best Estate Car title at the 2011 Scottish Car of the Year Awards along with the Golden Award at the 2011 EuroCarBody Conference.
With BiK rates starting at 13% and insurance group ratings beginning at 12E, the Hyundai i40 Tourer 115PS Blue Drive model is capable of 65.7mpg on the combined cycle with emissions rated at just 113g/km – among the best figures in the segment.