Established in 1967, Hyundai is South Korea’s biggest car manufacturer. With a range of cars of all sizes, it sells to 193 countries worldwide. Back in 1998, Hyundai bought its rival, Kia, which secured its place as the largest car manufacturer in Korea. It currently employs over 75,000 people worldwide.
Hyundai, alongside Kia, operates the world’s largest car manufacturing plant in South Korea. The factory builds more than 1.6 million cars annually – all this in addition to Hyundai’s factories in locations around the world. Hyundai also manufactures vans, trucks and buses in addition to its large car market offering.
While the Accent is not a performance leader, it’s generally considered to offer great value for money to run on a day-to-day basis. All Accents initially came with a five-year warranty from new. If you hunt around, you might find one still covered. Those aged 61 – 65 could get insured for around £469*.
|Accent Model (06 - 09)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|Atlantic||1.4||17||F - G|
The Coupé is comparably cheap to run when held up to similar cars. The 1.6-litre S model is the pick of the bunch for those looking for lower premiums, due to its low insurance grouping. If you’re looking to get a Coupé insured and you’re aged 31 – 35, then it could cost you around £964* for the year.
|Coupe Model (02 - 09)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|Standard trim||2.7||28||K - L|
|SE Yellow||2.0||23||J - K|
|SE||2.0||20||J - K|
Its small engine and typically low insurance grouping make it very competitive to insure when compared to other superminis. To insure a Getz for a year could cost around £783* for those aged 41 – 45.
|Getz Model (02 - 09)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|GSI||1.3 - 1.5||8 - 17||C - G|
|SE||1.1||10||D - E|
|CDX||1.1 - 1.6||9 - 14||D - I|
The i10 is built with economy in mind, which is reflected in its smaller engine range. One of the benefits of this is that i10s are situated towards the lower end of insurance groupings, and therefore may be cheaper to insure. Ages 21 – 25 could pay close to £939* for their yearly premium.
|I10 Model (14 - on)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|S||1.0||1 - 2||B - F|
|SE||1.0 - 1.2||1 - 6||A - H|
|Premium||1.0 - 1.2||1 - 7||B - H|
Sitting in a competitive market, the i20 stands out by benefiting from the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and six air bags available for entry-level models. Coupled with good rear passenger space, it makes an ideal family car. To insure an i20 for a year may cost around £536* if you’re aged 46 – 50.
|Hatchback (15 - on)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|S||1.1 - 1.2||4 - 5||A - G|
|S Air||1.2||4||B - G|
|SE||1.0 - 1.4||5 - 10||A - H|
|Premium||1.0 - 1.4||5 - 11||B - G|
The i30 falls into the small family car sector, and was designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Germany. It’s available as a three or five-door hatchback or an estate.
The second generation i30 was unveiled in 2011 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, and went on sale in Europe in early 2012. Those aged 51 – 55 may be able to get insurance for close to £444*.
|Hatchback (12 - 17)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|Classic||1.4 - 1.6||6 - 11||A - E|
|Edition||1.4 - 1.6||7 - 10||A - F|
|S||1.4 - 1.6||8 - 11||A - E|
|Active||1.4 - 1.6||7 - 11||A - G|
|GO SE||1.4 - 1.6||7 - 11||C - F|
The i40 falls into the large family car sector and is available in both four-door saloon and five-door estate. The i40 also has a strong following in the business car market, winning the Business Car Manager – Best Estate Car award in 2012.
If you’re looking to insure an i40 and you’re aged 36 – 40, you could pay close to £658*.
|Saloon (11 - on)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|Active||1.6 - 1.7||12 - 16||C - E|
|S||1.7||13 - 18||B - G|
|Style||1.6 - 1.7||13 - 16||C - G|
|SE Nav||1.7||13 - 19||B - G|
The ix20 continues Hyundai’s tradition of producing excellent quality, no-fuss cars that are outstanding value. Boasting the ability to accommodate 1,486 litres of luggage with the rear seats flat, you won’t want for leg or headroom. Those aged 36 – 40 could get insurance for around £523* according to our average quotes.
|ix20 (10 - on)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|Classic||1.4||7 - 9||C - E|
|SE||1.4 - 1.6||9 - 13||C - H|
|Active||1.4 - 1.6||8 - 13||C - G|
|Style||1.4 - 1.6||8 - 13||C - G|
Introduced in 2010, the ix35 is a crossover that was the replacement for the Tucson. Hyundai has been keen to market the ix35 as not just another crossover car. It’s been called a car with SUV looks and ability, the practicality of an compact MPV, and the affordability of a hatchback. On average, those aged 41 – 45 could get an insurance quote for close to £476*.
|ix35 Model (10 - 15)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|S||1.6 - 1.7||16 - 18||E - G|
|Style||1.6 - 2.0||14 - 21||E - J|
|SE||1.7 - 2.0||16 - 21||E - I|
|Premium Panorama||1.7 - 2.0||17 - 21||F - I|
The Santa-fe is now in its third generation, having originally come to the market in 2000. The latest incarnation went on sale in June 2012. Fitting robustly into the European four-wheel drive market, its success is proven by the longevity of production.
Those aged 56 – 60 may be paying close to £390* to insure a Santa-fe.
|Santa-Fe Model (12 - on)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|Style||2.2||18 - 19||G - I|
|SE||2.2||25||G - I|
|Premium||2.2||19 - 27||G - J|
|Wiggins Edition||2.2||30||G - H|
|Premium SE||2.2||20 - 28||G - J|
Launched into the competitive small SUV market, the Tuscon has some advantages – including an impressive five-year, unlimited mileage warranty. It comes with a host of impressive gadgetry at entry-level, such as auto headlights and wipers, heated wing mirrors and hill-start assist.
|Tuscon (15 - on)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|S||1.6 - 1.7||15||C - H|
|SE||1.6 - 1.7||15 - 20||C - H|
|SE Nav||1.6 - 2.0||15 - 25||C - I|
|Sports Edition||1.6 - 1.7||16 - 22||C - I|
Launched in 2011, the Veloster is a coupé targeted at a younger generation of driver. Featuring a unique asymmetrical door configuration, the Veloster has one large driver door and two smaller passenger doors. Insuring the Veloster for a year may cost around £969* for those aged 21 – 25.
|Veloster (12 - 14)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|Standard trim||1.6||16||E - F|