The TUCSON has been named Best Family SUV and the i20N hailed Best Hot Hatch by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW) at the Scottish Car of the Year Awards (SCOTY) 2021.
Hyundai’s 204PS, five-door, i20N hatchback won over the ASMW judges not just with its dynamic driving attributes, but also with its prowess for dealing with the challenges of everyday family life. Explaining why the Hyundai i20N was awarded the highly coveted ‘Best Hot Hatch’ accolade, ASMW President Jack McKeown said:
"The i20N was designed from the ground up to be a hot hatch and it shows. Our members loved its responsiveness, agility, balance and grip. It looks great, doesn’t cost the earth and comes with an industry leading warranty. And when you’re not using its power it’s a remarkably capable and comfortable family hatchback. This is a hot hatch that satisfies the head as well as the heart."
Jack McKeown ASMW President
The ‘Best Family SUV’ category is one of the most closely contested in the UK, with almost all major car manufactures represented. To rise to the challenge, and triumph over all comers, the latest Hyundai TUCSON built upon the strengths of its predecessor.
"The previous Tucson was already a firm favourite of ours. The new generation model retains its predecessor’s practicality and comfort while adding an extremely stylish and distinctive new body shape, a cabin packed with technology and some fantastic hybrid options. In our view it sets the standard for family SUVs."
Jack McKeown ASMW President
"Despite the challenges that the industry has faced over the last couple of years, we have continued to invest in our product and our latest line-up of desirable and capable products is the most compelling in our history. We are very grateful that the Association has chosen to endorse us with these two awards."
Ashley Andrew Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK
These wins join a long list of accolades bestowed upon the Brand and the products this year including Auto Express’ Car of the Year for IONIQ 5, Carbuyer’s Car of the Year for the New Tucson and Top Gear’s Speed Week Champion for i20N.
Like every driver-focused Hyundai N model, the i20N was born at Namyang, Hyundai Motorsport’s Global Research & Development Centre in South Korea, and honed on the Nürburgring Nordschleife race circuit in Germany. Featuring a potent 204PS turbocharged petrol engine and a mechanical limited-slip differential, the i20N delivers stunning performance and ultra-agile handling on road and track. Pioneering connectivity and safety technologies enhance every journey. Pricing begins at £24,995.
Priced from £28,760, the Hyundai TUCSON is offered to customers with a choice of three powertrains, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Petrol with Mild Hybrid. The TUCSON’s styling is sophisticated yet rugged, performance is consummately blended with efficiency, and the engaging driving experience is backed up by best-in-class safety. Every TUCSON is equipped with advanced safety features such as Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) Car, Pedestrian and Cycle and Multi Collision Braking (MCA) as standard.
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