Time to celebrate... the Hyundai i40 Tourer has been voted 'Best Estate Car'
Time to celebrate... the Hyundai i40 Tourer has been voted 'Best Estate Car' in the Business Car Manager's Awards. Fancy some champagne? This load-lugger overcame stiff competition from the Ford Mondeo Estate, the Volvo V50 DRIVe, and the SKODA Octavia Estate to claim the title. That is quite an achievement considering its competition is extremely capable. It furthermore suggests that Hyundai - as a force - has come of age.So, why is the Hyundai i40 Tourer so capable? It has a spacious 553-litre boot, for starters, and cargo capacity can be increased to 1,719-litres by folding the rear seats flat. That is extremely spacious for the class. Furthermore, the handling is sharp, the ride comfortable, and its styling is bang-up-to-date and attractive. The i40 Tourer also appeals to motorists who want something 'different' to the arguably over familiar competition. These vehicles are, after all, parked on every street corner - the Hyundai i40 Tourer is not. This award winning load-lugger has other strengths to assault its competitors. These include the five year, unlimited mileage, fully transferable warranty. Talk about peace of mind, particularly as the i40 is loaded with gadgets. High-spec versions have: parking sensors, Bluetooth, cruise control, an electric sunroof, and MP3 connectivity. Leather seats are available too. This complements the range of fuel efficient and fairly powerful engines. The i40 is a great car then - as long as you can live with its unfashionable badge.