Hyundai to Deliver 600 i30s to UK Driving School

Hyundai’s UK division has signed an important fleet sales contract which will see the automaker provide 600 i30 vehicles to Plant, a British driving school.The deal will see the 600 diesel i30 hatchbacks, which have a total value of over 7 million pounds, being delivered over the next twelve months.

The cars will make almost all of Bill Plant’s fleet. The first i30 will be delivered by the end of this month.

You’ve got to have the right car for the instructors and pupils,” said Jake Plant, general manager at Bill Plant. “A city car is the wrong kind of vehicle for learners, it is just too small. You need a family hatch and for us the i30 is the right size. Hyundais are right for us, they are reliable and stylish and an appropriate size for instructors and pupils. It is very important to us that instructors and pupils like the car, and they love the i30.

The new vehicles, which are fitted with Hyundai’s stop-start system, will replace a fleet of 500 Hyundai i20s, which were acquired by the driving school last year .

Learner drivers can be put at ease by the number of safety features fitted to the i30.  Active head restraints to reduce the risk of whiplash injury; passenger, driver and full length curtain airbags, seatbelt reminder system, belt pretensioners and ESP all give added peace of mind for those nervous beginners,” stated the press release.

"After doing business with them last year for more than 500 i20s we're delighted that Bill Plant Driving School is renewing its fleet with the i30," said Guy Pigounakis, Hyundai sales director.
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