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2013-02-05 09:14

HYUNDAI MPV TOPS VALUE FOR MONEY POLL: Above shows Hyundai's ix20 MPV (not available in SA), which topped the Which? magazine best value for money car poll. Should Hyundai bring this funky MPV to SA?

LONDON, England - Hyundai has won three out of five classes in Which? magazine value-for-money car survey.

Participants rated vehicles based on purchase price, standard equipment and running costs. The automaker's i10, ix20 and ix35 led the way in each of their respective classes.

Richard Headland, acting editor of Which? magazine, said: “The survey is the UK’s biggest with more than 39 000 people responding about 47 716 cars they own.

"It gives owners a chance to provide their views on how reliable and satisfying their cars have been over the preceding 12 months across several key areas and it’s easy to see that Hyundai is the brand that stands out the most in terms of overall value for money.”

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Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO of Hyundai UK, said: “True value is at the core of all our products and the results from the Which? survey reflect this. We are delighted that the readers, and our customers, hold the Hyundai brand in such high regard.”

Hyundai's i10 retails from R107 900 (1.1 manual) and can be specified (depending on model) with aircon, USB/AUX inputs, four airbags, six-speaker audio system, bluetooth, power windows and side mirrors as well as central locking.

The ix20 MPV, not available in SA, retails for £12 315. Standard kit includes aircon, trip computer, six air bags, Electronic Stability Programme and central locking. The ix20 boasts a combined fuel consumption figure of 5 litres/100km making it one of the most economical MPVs in its class.

Hyundai’s popular ix35 SUV saw a big jump in sales in 2012 with a 58% increase over 2011. Launched in 2010 as a replacement for the Tuscon, the model retails from R279 900.

Standard equipment includes leather steering wheel and gearknob, heated front and rear seats, foglights, full-size spare wheel and bluetooth with voice recognition.

All Hyundai models are backed by the manufacturer’s five-year or 150 000km warranty.

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