Brand scoops top award

Spirit Hyundai

1st January 2019


Spirit Hyundai

HYUNDAI Motor UK has been recognised as BBC TopGear Magazine's Manufacturer of the Year 2018 in its latest Awards.

BBC TopGear Magazine highlighted Hyundai's rapid development over the years and commended its diverse and ambitious product range specifically the 'mega-hyped' i30N, the 'teardrop eco hatch' IONIQ and the 'quirky-looking but chilled driving family' KONA Electric. BBC TopGear said: "The South Koreans have really pulled it off. Hyundai now boasts an arsenal of cars to make established conglomerates jealous. An underdog that wins best in show? Hyundai has come a long way."

Adam Derbyshire, Managing Director of Spirit Hyundai in Northampton and Corby, said: "We at Spirit we are proud to be part of a global brand that has been awarded Top Gear's Manufacturer of the Year 2018 title. We have such a diverse range of cars to suit all needs and budgets. Whether you are looking for a family seven-seat SUV like the Santa Fe, an iconic hot hatch like the i30N, or Hybrid like the Ioniq - which won Whatcar?'s Hybrid of the Year 2018. Spirit Hyundai truly does have it all".

Tony Whitehorn - CEO Hyundai Motor UK said: "To receive this recognition from BBC TopGear Magazine is a testament to just how far we have come even in the last decade. In 2008, we sold just 28,000 vehicles in the UK and we were bought purely on price. Fast forward to 2018, we are one of the top ten car manufacturers in the UK and we will sell over 90,000 cars before the end of the year. The number one reason for purchase now is design. Our brand continues to evolve and we are very proud that we are able to offer our customers even greater choice than ever before. From City cars to traditional and 'hot' hatches through to large and small SUVs offered with a choice of powertrains from combustion and hybrid engines to zero emissions electric and hydrogen power, we now offer our customers one of the broadest product ranges in the industry."

To many Hyundai has been seen as an emerging brand. However, when you take into account that as a brand it has moved from 23rd in 2008 to being in the Top 10 in just ten years you have to say that they have arrived!

The Top Gear Award is not the only award that Hyundai has scooped in the past year. There have many many more!

* Top Gear Hyundai - Manufacturer Of The Year

* What Car? -IONIQ - Best Hybrid Of The year

* Car Buyer - IONIQ - Best Company car Of The year

* Driving Electric - IONIQ - Best Compact Hybrid Plug In Of The Year

* Green Fleet Awards - IONIQ - Best Electric Vehicle Of The Year

* Scottish Car Of The Year - Hyundai - KONA

* What Car? - IONIQ - Best Used Green Car Of The Year

* Parkers Best Eco Car Award - KONA All Electric

* Parkers Best 7 Seater Award - New Santa Fe

* Dealer Used Car Of The Year - Hyundai i10

* Auto Express Awards - KONA Best Affordable Electric Car Of The year

* Auto Express Awards - IONIQ Best Plug In Hybrid car Of The Year

Clearly Hyundai is a brand well worth considering when you are looking for your next car, be it new or used.

Call Spirit a call or pop in for a coffee to take a look at the range at either the Corby or Northampton showrooms. You will be warmly welcomed into a no-pressure sales environment be it for a business or private purchase, new or used.

Call Steve Robinson on 07528 842076 or email

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