Hyundai ​New Product Press Releases​

Here are some of the positive first drive coverage that the PR Team has generated for
Santa Fe, Tucson, KONA Diesel and Electric, and NEXO following the European
media launches in Barcelona and Oslo in June 2018.

New 2018 Tucson
New Hyundai Nexo


Top Gear – “Fortunately for Hyundai, the Tucson is a really well-executed all-rounder that’s pleasant to be in, easy-going to drive and offers a more painless ownership proposition than most - if not all - of its rivals.”

Auto Express – “Hyundai’s updated Tucson makes a better case for itself than before. The revised car retains its main selling points of decent practicality and generous kit – all wrapped up in a neater package.”

What car? – “The Hyundai Tucson offers decent value for money, a long equipment list and roomy interior.”


Pocket Lint – “In theory the Hyundai Kona represents a great achievement: it's a zero emissions 5-seater that's fully practical, choc full of safety equipment and tech, and is a no-nonsense comfortable drive.”

Top Gear – “Nexo is a proper thing, an impressive feat of engineering and technology – less wilfully odd and more useful than a Mirai.”

Autocar – “Hyundai has built this car because it wants to help further a powertrain technology that could play an important role in the cleaner future of personal transport. With that in mind, the Nexo might just be the most important car on sale today.”

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe


Top Gear – “It’s no longer priced as a conspicuous bargain but that’s because it’s a properly refined device with a brilliantly realised 7-seat cabin, handy tech & a relaxed gait. It’s an unpretentious SUV with handsome styling touches and the prospect of a painless ownership experience.”

Thought the rampant Hyundai improvement exercise would slow, did you? Try one of these – it’s a very finely realised all-rounder. Chiefly it feels worth the money.

Auto Express – “The new Hyundai Santa Fe is a seriously competent all-rounder. It makes strides in quality, practicality and technology, and altogether it will be a seven-seat SUV to consider when it goes on sale later in the year.”

What Car – “The entry level Santa Fe comes with a gutsy diesel engine & loads of kit. You’ll get a very spacious & accomplished seven-seater with a five year warranty as standard.”

“It’s inside where the Santa Fe really excels: there has been a clear leap forward compared with the previous model”

Autocar – “It doesn’t feel as big as it looks – or is – for a start. It’s a big car but feels fairly agile for the class. The steering is direct and blessed with a surprising amount of feel – there’s no point-and-guess that you get with many wallowy seven-seater SUVs. It defies the class standard of not being particularly fun to drive.”

Carwow – “Hyundai’s interiors of old were about as stylish and as well-equipped as a tent – thankfully the new Santa Fe’s cabin looks more like it belongs in a boutique hotel than a campsite.”

Hyundai Electric Kona
diesel Kona

Kona Electric

Top Gear – “That’s a very decent range for under thirty grand, mainly because you’d usually be looking at spending 60+ on a Jag I-Pace or Tesla to be able to go that far in one go on electricity alone. This is a good thing.”

CAR – “It’s instantly become the most appealing mainstream electric car yet launched. A Volkswagen e-Golf might be more of a premium-feeling tactile delight and the Nissan Leaf boasts an appreciably roomier cabin, the Kona Electric’s range trounces both of them.”

Fleet News – “The fact that the Kona range has such breadth is testament to what a major player the brand has become.”

Pocket Lint – “The electric car to suit everyone? The Hyundai Kona makes a strong case for it, with a sensible price tag, great design, features and tech all as standard. Whether you're looking for an EV specifically or not, this is one fine crossover indeed.”

Telegraph – “Hyundai is one of the most progressive manufacturers in the industry. The Korean company is at the forefront of both battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell technology.”

Kona Diesel

Fleet World – “My pick would be the six-speed manual that manages the rare accolades of being both fun and relaxing to drive, while returning decent miles per gallon.”

What car – “The diesel range kicks off in SE trim, which gets plenty of equipment. And the 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system that comes as standard is one of the better examples in the class.”