Hyundai’s highly regarded Coupe has snatched Used Car Buyer magazine’s ‘Coupe of the Year 2005’ Award from under the noses of key competitors the Toyota Celica and Audi TT.
Used Car Buyer is the UK’s only consumer magazine dedicated to the buying and selling of used cars, and its panel of motoring writers and industry experts voted the Hyundai Coupe Best Used Coupe at its awards ceremony in mid-October.
The magazine stated: "The Hyundai took the annual honours beating close rivals Audi TT and Toyota Celica. The Hyundai V6 Coupe was marked highest for fitness for purpose, value for money, running costs, reliability, residual value and image."
Guy Baker, Used Car Buyer’s Features Editor, said: "The Hyundai Coupe 2.7 V6 is a gem, a fantastic looking coupe with build quality to match. The handling and ride too are first class, giving heavyweight contenders Toyota Celica and Ford Puma a real run for their money.
"As their appeal has grown, residual values have held up well plus, with the balance of a five-year warranty remaining, buyers can enjoy a combination of value-for-money and peace-of-mind that Audi TT owners could only dream of. The brand awareness among the public at large has yet to reach its full potential, but for those in the know this gem is worth its weight in gold."
The Hyundai Coupe has proved to be a huge hit in the UK, selling more in this country than anywhere else in Europe. In recent months it has started to outsell the Celica and TT.
The Coupe, in common with the rest of the Hyundai range, comes with the company’s pioneering five year, unlimited mileage, fully transferable warranty as standard.Published 19 October 2004