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The All-New Hyundai KONA wins three awards in the esteemed Auto Express New Car Awards 2023.
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Hyundai Continues Its Awards Success with All-New KONA, i10 And TUCSON

Hyundai Continues Its Awards Success with All-New KONA, i10 And TUCSON

  • All-New KONA named as the Car of the Year, Small Company Car, and Best Small SUV
  • Hyundai i10 won the City Car of the Year title
  • Award-winning Hyundai TUCSON continued its success, winning the Mid-Size SUV title for a third year running


Hyundai models have been crowned as winners in the prestigious 2023 Auto Express New Car Awards. The models which impressed the judges are the All-New Hyundai KONA, Hyundai i10, and Hyundai TUCSON.

Auto Express is one of the top automotive magazines in the UK, providing news and reviews. The judges were experienced road testers, and they were led by the Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express, Steve Fowler. The award ceremony was held at London’s Barbican Conservatory.


"Hyundai continues to do spectacularly well at the Auto Express New Car Awards with another Car of the Year – this time the KONA – plus supporting victories for the TUCSON and the updated i10."

"We’ve been blown away by the KONA, which is now a much more mature and spacious package in a number of electrified flavours. It’s a great looking car that will be easy to live with and cost-effective to own – a brilliant family SUV."

"The same can be said of its bigger brother, the TUCSON, which is still impressing with its quality, comfort and tech. And the little i10 proves that affordable motoring is still out there and doesn’t come at the expense of comfort and kit."

Steve Fowler, Auto Express Editor-in-Chief


All-New Hyundai KONA

This impressive new model by the South Korean manufacturer continued its successful year. The All-New Hyundai KONA was awarded the Car of the Year title during the ceremony. Furthermore, the model was named as the Best Small Company Car as well as the Best Small SUV.

The All-New Hyundai KONA’s impressive futuristic design, along with its latest technology catches attention. Some other highlights of this SUV include:

  • Impressive hybrid and electric powertrains
  • Aerodynamic, clean exterior design
  • Spacious, stylish interior
  • High-tech 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen


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Hyundai Tucson Rear View


Hyundai i10

This nippy small car was named City Car of the Year in the 2023 Auto Express New Car Awards. The refreshed design catches the attention and provides the flexibility needed for urban life. The key features include:

  • Diamond LED running lights
  • Only 3.67 metres long
  • Bluelink Connectivity
  • Hyundai Smart Sense driver assistance features


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Hyundai Tucson Rear View


Hyundai TUCSON

For the third year in a row, the Hyundai TUCSON won the coveted Mid-size SUV award. The TUCSON was praised for its unique design and the range of available technologies. Plus, the efficient powertrains impressed the judges. Other highlights include:

  • State-of-the-art technologies
  • Most electrified powertrains in the mid-size SUV segment
  • High-quality comfortable materials
  • Three-zone climate control


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"“We have been proud to see our innovative model range pick up a number of prestigious awards over the past few years, and I am particularly delighted that the All-New KONA is the latest car to be recognised, with deliveries in Britain starting imminently."

"The All-New KONA blends boldness with real user-friendliness and is a wonderful example of how Hyundai can deliver for all types of customers with its broad array of powertrains."

"We are absolutely thrilled that the experts at Auto Express have given it such a resounding seal of approval, as well as recognising what compelling choices the TUCSON and New i10 continue to make in their respective areas of the market."

Ashley Andrew, the President of Hyundai Motor UK


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