During the recently concluded 2017 Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI) Car of the Year Philippines (COTY-P) awards, Hyundai Philippines took home one of the category titles. Case in point, the brand’s H350 was given the Best Minibus award, a remarkable feat considering the vehicle’s relatively fresh local debut over 6 months ago.
The winning prowess of the Hyundai H350 stemmed from its behavior on the road as shared by CAGI President Ronald de los Reyes. In his statement, de los Reyes was quoted as saying, “Despite its size, it still handled like a car.”
What he said held strong bearing as the Hyundai H350 boasts an independent McPherson Strut suspension up front and a rigid leaf-type unit at the rear. Both are made extra effective with the help of gas-type twin tube shock absorbers. With the said contraptions bolted onto the vehicle’s U-type longitudinal side frame chassis, the H350 was able to sweep through CAGI’s test course with ease.