Hyundai, #1 in ownership economy
“This year sees the calculator packed with operational costs for an unprecedented 1500+ vehicles, making it the most comprehensive survey of its type,” said NRMA Motoring & Services Research Engineer David Carr. “Hyundai vehicles rated well in the 2012 survey.”
Each State calculates ‘Whole-Of-Life’ costs for the vehicles based on a unique set of guidelines; all calculations have been based on buying a new vehicle and operating it for five years, with an annual distance of 15,000 km in line with Australian Bureau of Statistics surveys’ average vehicle use.
In the competitive light and small car classes, the Hyundai i20, Accent and i30 models all received top 3 placings, with the RACV recording operating costs as low as $83.78 for the Hyundai i20 Active 3 door 1.4L Manual .
Elsewhere in the RAA, RACQ and RACV surveys, the Hyundai iMax 2.4-litre four-speed automatic four-door recorded a second placing among people movers.
“These results see nine Hyundai models achieve top three places of their respective categories across the four motor club surveys.” said Nick Aravanis Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s Director of Aftersales. “The results once again prove Hyundai’s expertise in producing vehicles which offer outstandingly low operating costs, supported by affordable maintenance schedules Australia’s first 5 year unlimited km warranty.”
Comprehensive results of the 2012 surveys are available at the RACV, RACQ, RAA, and NRMA websites.