Hyundai Winning Awards Worldwide

We have to admit, it’s nice when all the dedication, commitment, massive investment and hard work gets recognised. So we’ve been very happy with the accolades and awards that have come our way over the past several years. From our design to our engineering, from vehicle efficiency to consumer satisfaction, what we have been doing has struck a chord with the judges and delighted our customers.

Local Awards

Hyundai New Zealand No. 1 for Customer Satisfaction

Hyundai New Zealand has been awarded the 2020 Canstar Blue Award for Most Satisfied Customers in the New Cars category.

Canstar Blue rates customer satisfaction across a wide range of products and services, with the core purpose of helping consumers make better purchase decisions. The ratings are based on professional market research to determine the perceptions of consumers. The research is Canstar commissioned and more than 900 Kiwis that had purchased a new car in the last three years were surveyed. 

Thank you to our Hyundai family for your acknowledgement and loyalty.

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Hyundai i30 N awarded Drive Life's 2019 Driver's Car of the Year

The i30 N is a high-performance vehicle engineered purely for our customers and their driving enjoyment. We're extremely pleased that this "grin-inducing" car has been recognised by Drive Life as the Driver's Car of the Year for 2019. "The driver has to be grinning about the drive, without even seeing the car; that’s the sign of a true driver’s car."

Hyundai Santa Fe Elite wins 2019 Family Car of the Year

In an award category that focuses on practicality and safety, the Hyundai Santa Fe managed to stand out from the rest of the competition, being awarded Drive Life's Family Car of the Year for 2019. This award further solidifies the love, affection and loyal following the Santa Fe has in New Zealand.  

Hyundai NZ awarded Stuff Top Car Brand 2018

We are very proud to be recognised as the 2018 Car Brand of the Year by Stuff, for overall excellence across our range. As a brand establishing itself as a leading force in the future of global mobility, we are proud to continue to meet the needs and requirements of our customers through development and implementation of new vehicle functions, such as electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving.

Santa Fe awarded Stuff Top Large/Seven Seater SUV 2018

It has been a great achievement for us here at Hyundai New Zealand to walk away with an award from Stuff for Santa Fe as the Top Large/Seven Seater SUV of 2018. The Santa Fe is immensely popular because it suits Kiwis' active, busy lifestyles. We have worked hard to equip the vehicle, paying close attention to what our New Zealand drivers expect and what fits our lifestyles, with safety being at the forefront. 

Kona Electric awarded AA Driven Best in Class EV/PHEV 2018

We knew bringing in the Kona Electric would be a game-changer, so we are extremely pleased to see it recognised as the AA Driven best electric vehicle/plug-in hybrid in 2018. With ground-breaking electric vehicle technology, the Kona Electric is a true zero-emission electric driving option which doesn’t compromise on design, style and range.

NZ Motoring Writers' Guild Dave Moore Award for innovation 2018

We are very proud to be the first-ever recipient of the Motoring Writers’ Guild inaugural Dave Moore Award for innovation that moves NZ motoring forward. Hyundai is growing rapidly in terms of innovation, creativity and functionality. We are entering an exciting time in the evolution of motoring, and we proud to lead the charge in advancing fuel technologies globally and here in New Zealand.

i30 N awarded Stuff Top Sports Car 2018

The i30 N is Hyundai’s first true high-performance car, developed to debut the N division and redefine the way in which the world views our vehicles. It is born on the track and engineered for driving fun, with a powertrain that gives plenty of grunt, along with its own impressive soundtrack. We are honoured that the i30 N won Stuff's Top Sports Car of 2018. 

Kona Electric awarded Stuff Top Plug-In Car 2018

Electric vehicles are undoubtedly the way of the future and Hyundai NZ is leading the charge. After the New Zealand launch of Kona in 2017, we added an all-electric, zero-emission model to our SUV range. Thought to be something of a milestone in the EV market the all-new Kona Electric was the first compact e-SUV to launch in New Zealand. We are extremely pleased to see it recognised as Stuff’s Top Plug-In Car of 2018

Global Awards

Hyundai Motor receives two awards for most innovative brand 2019

Hyundai Motor Company was awarded two major awards at the 2019 Automotive INNOVATIONS Awards by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The award for ‘Most Innovative Volume Brand’ and ‘Most Innovative Volume Brand - Alternative Drives’. 

Kona Electric sweeps the automotive category at 2019 Good Design® Awards

The Kona Electric earned top honours at the 2019 Good Design Awards, securing the overall award in the Automotive and Transport product category. The judges were won over by Kona Electric’s ability to package its long-range EV powertrain with advanced standard safety and convenience technologies.

Hyundai Wins three 2018 GOOD DESIGN® Awards

Hyundai’s Kona, Santa Fe, and Le Fil Rouge Concept Car have earned 2018 GOOD DESIGN® Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture & Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design & Urban studies. We are honoured that Hyundai has been recognised for the eighth consecutive year by one of the world's most preeminent programs for design excellence worldwide.

Hyundai named brand of the year 2018 at Red Dot Awards

The 'Brand of the Year' award was given to the brand that has come up with an innovative and creative design on a particularly high level, and the Red Dot Awards praised Hyundai's innovative design solutions, quality of design and brand management expertise.

Hyundai NZ, best distributor in Asia Pacific

Hyundai Motor Company regularly award their top-performing distributors around the word and in 2011 Hyundai Motors New Zealand was named number one in Asia pacific, ahead of stiff competition from the larger markets of China, Japan, Vietnam and Laos. It’s the first time we’ve won this award outright, having shared the glory with the Philippines in 2006.