Hyundai i40 Wins 2011 EuroCarBody Golden Award

Hyundai has take its first ever Golden Award at this year’s EuroCarBody Conference, held near Frankfurt, Germany, managing to defeat nine other manufacturers from Europe and Japan. This is also a first for any Asian manufacturer, and a significant achievement, as 500 automotive experts cars their vote on the car.
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The i40, which won them the top prize, got 37.98 out of a maximum 50 points, with the closest competitor being the Audi A6 with 35.86 points, followed by the Mercedes B-Class in third place with 34.66.

“Winning the EuroCarBody Golden Award demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest levels of safety for Hyundai customers. The i40 was recently awarded a maximum five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash test, and this latest award is further independent evidence that our technology is market-leading. We will continue our efforts for ever-better technology to protect passengers and improve all aspects of vehicle performance,” said Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai MotorEurope.
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