Hyundai's UK Enquiries Up 400 Percent
"It seems that a few big-name manufacturers are still prevaricating about scrappage. While they have been scratching their heads and confusing customers, we've been only too happy to show hundreds of potential buyers how a new Hyundai is within their reach," Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai UK's managing director, was quoted as saying by Just-auto.com.
Hyundai says the i10 and i20 are attracting the biggest number of customers in the United Kingdom. Basically, the i10, equipped with air conditioning and powered by a 1.2-liter engine generating 77 horsepower, will be priced at around 4,995 pounds, with all incentives included - 1,000 pounds from the government and 1,100 pounds from Hyundai.
"We've just had a delivery of 800 i10s and i20s and we will get them out to dealers in time for mid-May when the scheme is expected to go live.
We expect these, and our existing stocks, to sell quickly though and so are negotiating with the factory to secure more production and keep up with the expected demand. This is a great opportunity for car buyers to move up to a cleaner, safer and more reliable new car and we don't want to disappoint a single customer," Whitehorn concluded.
In addition, the Korean automaker said it is experiencing very high sales in Germany too, with the local government helping raising the company's sales by up to 140 percent.