News from Hyundai today, as the The i30 N has been awarded Best Hot Hatch at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2018. The category win means that Hyundai’s hatchback will now compete for the overall UK Car of the Year award, which will be announced at the end of February.
The i30 N is Hyundai’s first performance model under the Hyundai N sub brand, engineered by Hyundai’s dedicated High Performance Vehicle Division, led by Albert Biermann.
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK, said: “With the development team we had behind the i30N, it was engineered to become a serious contender in what is a well-established and highly competitive segment. Its all-round package of style, equipment, price and state-of-the art high performance technologies make it a fast and fun alternative to the more established names. This award is a testament to how well the i30N has been received so far.”
I’m looking forward to driving one in the near future – and from all accounts – it beats a lot of established hot hatches from the word go.
You can read my review of the standard, out the box Hyundai i30 here.