Although one of the younger car companies in operation, having been founded in 1967, South Korean manufacturer Hyundai is the third-largest vehicle manufacturer in the world. From the relatively humble beginnings of building Cortinas under licence from Ford, Hyundai now sells vehicles in 193 countries and operates the world’s largest car factory.
Which Hyundai is right for me?
Hyundai’s smallest and cheapest car is one of its best - the i10 city car is inexpensive to run but still has a quality feel. The larger i20 hatchback offers more space and greater refinement, while the i30 is a compact hatch with low running costs and plenty of equipment - it’s also available in estate and fastback versions too. The Kona and Ioniq are Hyundai’s EV and hybrid models respectively, both offering eco-minded motoring at a reasonable price, while the i40 model is a large hatchback or estate with impressive quality and space. Hyundai’s SUV line-up includes the attractive Tucson and the huge Santa Fe, which comes in seven-seat form for added versatility.
Tell me something I don’t know about Hyundai
Hyundai didn’t design and build its first car until 1975, and UK sales only began in 1982.
Other car makes
- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Great Wall
- Land Rover
- Rolls Royce