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Market Insight: Hyundai’s small cars rise to the top

Excelling: Hyundai’s new i30 is another nail on the coffin for the South Korean company’s one-time inferior image.

New i30 gives Hyundai chance for another leg up the sales and satisfaction charts

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- Hyundai's small car duo, the i30 hatch and Elantra sedan, last year accounted for one in five buyers in the small-car segment – Australia’s biggest – after steadily building a large and loyal band of owners over the past decade.

- While Toyota’s Corolla hatch and sedan scored the headlines as the top-selling small car with 40,330 sales in 2016, the Hyundai pair flew somewhat under the radar because Hyundai small-car sales were, as usual, split in two – 37,772 for i30 and 4819 for Elantra – according to the official VFACTS sales system.

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