High Wycombe,14 June 2012 – The New Generation i30, launched in March, has been awarded ‘Best Value Hatchback’ in the annual Practical Caravan, The Camping & Caravanning Club & What Car? Towcar Awards 2012.

New Generation Hyundai i30

The New Generation Hyundai i30, which can tow up to 1,500kg, was commended by the judges after a series of gruelling tests designed to find Britain’s Best Towcar.  Tests included high-speed stability, braking, emergency lane change, hill starting and overall practicality.

Nigel Donnelly, Haymarket Outdoor Leisure group’s Editor in Chief – Digital, said of the Hyundai i30:

“We’d happily tow long distances behind the wheel of the i30.  It has a very agreeable ride and is a stable towcar.  There’s plenty of cabin space and the boot swallowed all of our holiday luggage.  It also comes with a five-year warranty and five years’ breakdown cover which, together with the keen list price and long list of standard kit, earns it the ‘Best Value Hatchback’ award.”

Tony Whitehorn, President & CEO, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd, said:  “It is fantastic that the New Generation i30 has been recognised by the Towcar judges.  It is a true testament to the style, refinement, efficiency and all-round practicality of our new family hatchback.”

The new generation i30 has also recently been awarded ‘Car of the Year 2012’, as well as ‘Best Family Car’ by leading car review website, CarBuyer.

Priced from £14,495 on the road, the New Generation i30 is on-sale now at Hyundai dealerships throughout the UK.