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New Generation Hyundai i30 makes history

New Generation Hyundai i30 makes history

The New Generation Hyundai i30 has made it onto the shortlist of the European Car of the Year 2013 - the first vehicle from the South Korean car giant to do so.

Up until now, Hyundai has failed to see one of its motors make it into the final round of voting in Europe’s premier award for new cars. However, the all-new i30 has the opportunity to be named the 50th recipient of the Car of the Year prize when the winner is announced in Geneva on March 5th 2013.

The vehicle made it into the shortlist after being one of the highest-scoring cars in a poll of 58 Car of the Year jury members, representing 22 European countries, during the first round of voting.

Allan Rushforth, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, "The New Generation i30 was designed, developed and is made in Europe, for Europeans, so it’s a great honour for such a respected group of experts to recognise its relevance to Europe by shortlisting it for Car of the Year 2013."

The New Generation Hyundai i30 will now face a tough task to see off the Ford B-Max, Mercedes A-class, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio, Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT-86, Volkswagen Golf and Volvo V40 to be crowned the European Car of the Year.

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