The Caravan Club has awarded the Hyundai i800 MPV the Towcar of the Year prize in its £16,000 to £20,000 category.
Rear-wheel drive, strong diesel engine and excellent load-carrying are what set the model apart in a series of tests designed to evaluate towing credentials.
Hill-start performance, braking and acceleration were all put to the test, and the i800's eight-seater capability and 851 litres of boot space were also given top marks.
The club commented: "The i800 is a cracking load carrier, shows a lovely attitude when hitched and good access to towing sockets.
"Hyundai enters the market for big people carriers with a much cheaper alternative to vehicles such as the VW Caravelle and Renault Espace".
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