Hyundai puts its new i30 hatchback to the ultimate test, with help from 40 mischievous baboons
Baboons from Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside, are notorious for pulling cars apart. So who better to test the durability of the all-new Hyundai i30 than these very baboons.
For 10 hours, the i30 was sat on, poked and punished by 40 baboons, who jumped up and down on the seats, flicked switches and pulled and prodded every part of the i30. Yet the Hyundai came away almost unscathed.
Hyundai donated £1,000 to the Primate Society of Great Britain in return, with Knowsley’s David Ross suitably impressed: “I’ve seen thousands of cars pass through this enclosure, get mobbed by monkeys, and none have lasted the distance as well as this Hyundai.”