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Hyundai i10 Triumphs at Fleet World Honours

- "Hyundai is Leading the Pack With New Generation i10" - Alex Grant, Fleet World

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/15 -- Hyundai Motor UK is celebrating yet another accolade for New Generation i10 after the remarkable car was hailed 'Best City Car' at the 2015 Fleet World Honours.

The award was presented this morning at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, with judges praising the Hyundai i10 city car for its desirability and low running costs.

Steve Moody, Editor, Fleet World, said: "The smallest sector of the market is also the most demanding, and Hyundai is leading the pack with New Generation i10. Sales of 25,000 units in its first year set a new record for a Korean car, and take-up is heavily weighted towards top trim levels. It's a sign that demand is driven by desirability as well as low running costs."

Martin Wilson, Fleet Director at Hyundai Motor UK, added: "This award from Fleet World reinforces i10 as an extremely attractive proposition. The car's sophisticated looks, refined interior and best in class space proves to be a winning formula with fleet and retail customers alike."

Hyundai has seen a strong start to fleet sales in the first quarter of 2015, with true fleet registrations up 15% versus Q1 2014 and outpacing the market average of 12%. With the strength of the Hyundai car range catering for all sizes of business, a key area of growth for Hyundai UK has been its Hyundai Contract Hire operation, which serves the SME market. Over the same period, the brand's Motability sales recorded a 22% rise as buyers responded to the company's mix of efficient, comfortable and flexible vehicles, including the Hyundai New Generation i10.

About Hyundai Motor

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company, which leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars, offers top-quality best-sellers such as Elantra, Sonata and Genesis. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2014, sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world's first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.

More information about Hyundai Motor and its products can be found at: http://worldwide.hyundai.com or http://www.hyundaiglobalnews.com

About Hyundai Motor UK

Hyundai has sold vehicles in the UK since 1982. In 2005, Hyundai opened its own UK subsidiary, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd, based in High Wycombe. Since 2008, the company has risen from 21st to one of the top manufacturers in the UK and last year sold a record 82,159 vehicles. Hyundai Motor UK employs over 3000 people through its UK operations and dealer network.

Hyundai offers a full range of vehicles from the award-winning New Generation i10 city car through to the capable Santa Fe SUV and iLoad LCV. All passenger cars come with Hyundai's industry-leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package. Further information about Hyundai and its products is available at www.hyundai.co.uk.

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