Korean car manufacturers have come a long way in terms of earning the trust and confidence of Australian buyers. Kia and Hyundai had to work hard over the years to overcome a perception that they were only capable of accommodating those who prized affordability over everything else. Thanks to industry leading warranties and impressive records of reliability, efficiency, and performance, though, Korean cars have become, in the minds of many buyers, smart, practical choices in many different situations. The best Korean car for a particular buyer today, in fact, will often beat out anything another manufacturer from elsewhere might offer.
Hyundai’s i30 is an excellent example of this that also recalls, to an extent, the positive sides of the reputation that Korean manufacturers began with so many years ago. Universally judged to be an excellent value at its price point, the i30 is a German-designed vehicle that delivers all the reliability and efficiency for which Hyundai has become so famous. With class-leading safety ratings and an engine that excels at both performance and efficiency, the i30 makes for an obviously appealing choice for a great many buyers.
For those looking to step up to something a little larger, the same company’s Accent recommends itself just as highly. With quite a bit more interior room than the i30, the Accent stands out as a vehicle that can accommodate a small family well and comfortably. It does so at a price point that is every bit as attractive, relative to what it offers, as that of the i30, making it another top choice for many Australian car buyers.
This is not to say that only those interested in entry-level cars will find Hyundai’s offerings worth looking into. The Elantra has become a top choice among those seeking a more upscale take on the sedan, while still remaining a fantastic value in just about every possible trim. The company’s Genesis competes with expensive German luxury cars head-on, offering a great deal of refinement and power, but an a surprisingly low price. By delivering so much of so many kinds, Korean manufacturers like Hyundai now deservedly receive the respect and admiration from buyers and reviewers that their efforts truly merit.