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16th May 2013

The Hyundai ix35 has been awarded Car of the Year by honestjohn.co.uk , becoming the most reviewed car on the site over the last 12 months. It also received the accolade of Most Popular Crossover SUV.

The ix35 was honoured in the third year of the awards that recognise and reward the cars and vans that the honestjohn.co.uk users search for most on the site. The i800 popular people carrier also hits the mark as the Most Rated Car with the most owners’ reviews.

Dan Harrison, editor, honestjohn.co.uk said: “Hyundai is a brand that's on the way up and shows no signs of slowing down. Every month there seems to be something new from the Korean brand and every model is better than the last. The last few years have seen huge steps forward in quality and refinement along with brand image. So it's no surprise to us that Hyundai proves so popular on honestjohn.co.uk.

And it's the impressive ix35 that leads the way. It may have been on sale since 2010 but it's still proving hugely popular in the site. Not only does it win the 2013 award for Most Popular Crossover, beating last year's winner the Skoda Yeti, but it wins the main accolade of the night Car Of The Year. This makes it THE most popular review on honestjohn.co.uk in the last 12 months.
“It's not hard to see why either. Good looking, comfortable and well built, the ix35 like all Hyundai models also comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty. If you're spending your own hard earned cash on a car, the ix35 makes a very strong case for itself.

To top it off Hyundai also wins our Most Rated Car Award with the practical i800 people carrier. This award is different from our main awards - it goes to the car with the most owners reviews on honestjohn.co.uk. It may not seem an obvious winner but it's clear that i800 owners love it with resoundingly positive reviews. We've never seen so many stars!”

The ix35 − currently the oldest product in the Hyundai range and built at Hyundai’s European Nosovice plant in the Czech Republic − is a strong performer in the Hyundai portfolio with sales up 31% in the first quarter of this year. It was the third best-selling Hyundai vehicle in the UK in 2012 with over 11,000 units sold and the second best seller in Europe.

Tony Whitehorn, President & CEO said: “To receive these awards is a testament to how far the Hyundai brand has come in the last five years. The revitalization of our brand began with the launch of the new ix35 back in 2010 and it is this investment in new products which has been integral to consumers reappraising the Hyundai brand. Ensuring that we continue to deliver to the expectations of our customers is key to the continued growth of our business. This recognition from honestjohn.co.uk shows that our products fit the needs and requirements expected of today’s consumers."