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The i20 N was named ‘Hot Hatch of the Year’, while the SANTA FE won both ‘Seven-seater of the Year’ and ‘Best Plug-in Hybrid for Big Families’ titles.
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Hyundai i20 N and SANTA FE Win Big at What Car? 2023 Awards

Hyundai i20 N and SANTA FE Win Big at What Car? 2023 Awards

The i20 N was named ‘Hot Hatch of the Year’, while the SANTA FE won both ‘Seven-seater of the Year’ and ‘Best Plug-in Hybrid for Big Families’ titles.

Two Hyundai models have come out on top at this year’s What Car? Car of The Year 2023 Awards.

Judges named the i20 N as a ‘Hot Hatch of the Year’, praising the car for its value for money and ‘brilliant body control and grip’.

With prices starting from £25,750, the i20 N features a turbocharged 204PS 1.6-litre T-GDi engine, offering convenient handling in all journeys – especially for winding corners.

The SANTA FE prices start at £42,445, though with its bigger price tag comes the promise of a spacious, elegant interior, and advanced technology. For this, it received the titles of both ‘Seven-seater of the Year’ and ‘Best Plug-in Hybrid for Big Families’.

Let’s take a closer look at what both models have to offer.

Hyundai i20 N

Hyundai i20 N is the result of the latest innovation from Hyundai Motorsport, creating a road-worthy hatchback, guaranteed to impress.

The powerful 204PS turbocharged engine with six-speed manual transmission provides a responsive, energetic drive, taking you from 0-62mph in a speedy 6.2 seconds.

Delivering a maximum output of 275Nm torque, the Hyundai i20 N is ready for anything. With the Rev Matching feature, you can easily synchronise the engine and output shaft for smoother transmission by pressing the red button.

With optimal power-to-weight ratio and a variable muffler control creating the perfect exhaust sound, Hyundai i20 N is built to tackle any road with ease.

Enjoy sporty styling details that are sure to make you stand out on the road, including eye-catching red brake calipers with the N logo, sleek fluid lines and 18” alloy wheels.

Feel both supported and inspired by the black N sports seats inside with a combination of fabric and leather upholstery, and Performance Blue stitching.

Hot on technology, the Hyundai i20 N also brings you the latest innovations to help make driving more fun and convenient.

LED multi-faceted reflector (MFR) headlights provide crystal-clear vision, while the BOSE sound system provides best-in-class sound.

The N sport leather steering wheel places complete control at your fingertips with easily accessible controls to help tailor your driving experience.

With a digital 10.25” TFT screen, you can keep essential driver information at eye level. The optional 10.25” touchscreen allows you to toggle various functions – from connecting your smartphone through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to accessing Hyundai’s Bluelink services.

The sporty style of the Hyundai i20 N continues inside with a detailed N gearstick wrapped in drilled leather for improved grip. The matching Performance Blue stitching and aluminium accents finish the stylish look.

When it comes to making driving easier, the Hyundai i20 N comes with generous standard features enhancing your experience. Discover features such as keyless entry with engine Stop&Start function and Rear Parking Assist, that helps you park like a pro.

The N Corner Carving Differential system is particularly impressive, with limited-slip differential wheels giving you better grip and control when cornering.

With the Hyundai i20 N’s high-performance, sporty style and exciting technology, you are sure to feel like a winner on the road.

Hyundai SANTA FE

An inclusive, family-friendly SUV built for all to enjoy, it’s no wonder the Hyundai SANTA FE was awarded both ‘Seven-seater of the Year’ and ‘Best Plug-in Hybrid for Big Families’ titles.

Featuring the HTRAC all-wheel drive system, the SANTA FE ensures a smooth journey for everyone on board. With seven seats including one-touch access to the third row, it can easily adapt to your individual needs.

The SANTA FE welcomes looks all-around with an impressively bold, distinctive exterior. Highlights include unique T-shaped LED daytime running lights on top of the headlights, a muscular profile with elegant lines, and a panoramic sunroof to let in the light.

Despite the fact it’s a seven-seater, the SANTA FE still promises plenty of space for each passenger. The cabin comfort is enhanced thanks to soft-touch materials and premium leather accents.

The driver cabin is minimalistic and clutter-free, with a dynamic 12.3” digital instrument cluster which can be customised according to your preferences. Meanwhile, the 10.25” floating centre console keeps you seamlessly connected, housing all your infotainment features.

For an enhanced user experience, the centre console features buttons allowing you to switch between drive, neutral, park and reverse. You can also charge smartphones without the need for untidy wires with the handy wireless charging pad.

With the Ultimate Trim, you will receive the Luxury Pack giving you exclusive interior and exterior styling upgrades. These include Nappa leather covered seating, a stylish aluminium centre console, bold 20” alloy wheels and body coloured wheel arches.

As a family car, the Hyundai SANTA FE places convenience at the centre, giving you all the flexibility, you need for each journey. Slide the second row of seats forward at the touch of a button to access the third row, while the Rear Occupant Alert system allows you to monitor the rear seats.

Hyundai SANTA FE What Car? Awards 2023

The Head-Up Display system keeps essential road information at eye level, allowing you to focus on the road ahead. Access the Bluelink Connected Car Services, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and navigation easily with the smart display.

With a new hybrid powertrain, the Hyundai SANTA FE also ensures efficiency. This involves a combination of turbocharged petrol direct injection and a battery-powered electric motor, bringing you greater fuel efficiency and the ability to switch between different driving modes.

With diesel, hybrid and plug-in hybrid options, the SANTA FE offers a driving experience to suit your lifestyle. Offering a spacious, accommodating interior to welcome the whole family, and plenty of advanced technology, the SANTA FE’s titles of ‘Seven-seater car of the Year’ and ‘Best Plug-in Hybrid for Families’ are well-earned.

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