As the season of Car of the Year (COTY) Awards comes to an end, Hyundai New Zealand celebrate another successful year. With the company receiving multiple awards associated with prestige and excellence, including:



Stuff Top Car Brand 2018

Hyundai NZ

Stuff Top Plug-In Car 2018

Kona Electric

Stuff Top Large/Seven Seater SUV 2018

Santa Fe

Stuff Top Sports Car 2018

i30 N

AA Driven Best in Class EV/PHEV

Kona Electric

NZ Motoring Writers Guild Dave Moore Award for innovation that moves forward NZ motoring

Hyundai NZ

General Manager, Andy Sinclair, says “It is an honour for Hyundai NZ to be presented with so many awards this year. We are particularly proud to be recognised as the 2018 Car Brand of the year, for overall excellence across our range, and to be the first ever recipient of the Motoring Writers’ Guild inaugural Dave Moore Award for innovation.”

Sinclair adds, “Hyundai is growing rapidly in terms of innovation, creativity and functionality, it is quickly establishing itself as a leading force in the future of mobility. We are committed to the needs and requirements of our customers, and we continue to develop and implement new vehicle functions, such as electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving.”

“We knew bringing in the Kona Electric would be a game-changer so we are extremely pleased to see it recognised as both the AA Driven best electric vehicle/plug-in hybrid and Stuff’s Top Plug-In Car of 2018. With ground-breaking electric vehicle technology, the Kona Electric is a true zero-emission electric driving option which doesn’t compromise on design, style and range.”

“It’s a real feat to walk away with an award for the i30 N given this car is the first performance vehicle for Hyundai, and our much loved Santa Fe continues to be a Kiwi favourite.”

“It’s an incredibly exciting time for the automotive industry and we look forward to the continued advancement of technology, electric and other alternative fuel vehicles next year.”