Hyundai Motor has won in three major categories in the 2016 Australia’s Best Cars Awards.

Hyundai Genesis. Photo: Hyundai Motor

Hyundai Genesis. Photo: Hyundai Motor

Hyundai Motor’s Accent was named Australia’s Best Light Car, i30 was named Australia’s Best Small Car under AUS$35,000, and the Genesis was named Australia’s Best Large Car under AUS$70,000.

Hyundai Motor’s SUV models also featured in this year’s Australia’s Best Cars Awards. The all-new Tucson and Santa Fe were Top Three contenders in two SUV categories (under $50k and $50k-$65k classes, respectively). The awards were presented to the Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium and Kia Sorento Platinum respectively.

Hyundai Motor said its award-winning models and contenders were cited for meeting the Australia’s Best Cars Awards three major criteria: value for money, design and function, and on-the-road performance.

Other criteria sub-categories in which Hyundai Motor’s models scored highly included: warranty, cost of depreciation, running and repair costs, fuel consumption, insurance costs, standard features, safety ratings, build and finish quality, together with ride, handling, braking, smoothness and quietness, according to the company.

Australia’s largest new-car assessment and awards program, Australia’s Best Cars Awards determines winners in 15 classes after rigorous testing by judges representing Australia’s 7.4 million auto club members. During 2015, judges from Australia’s seven state and territory-based motoring organizations evaluated more than 180 models available nationwide, including the year’s new-car releases.

A complete list of winners are available at