Hyundai i30 Tourer video: withstanding the playground

5 Jul, 2013 3:25pm Nathan Velayudhan

The Hyundai i30 Tourer is pushed to its limits in a junior school in this video

In this official Hyundai i30 Tourer video, a new generation of testers - located in a junior school in Buckinghamshire - put the car through an extreme durability test.

A panel of 25 children between the ages of 4 and 10 were selected from Holmer Green School, to see if the i30 Tourer could withstand the challenges of everyday family life. It comes after the i30 Hatchback was subjected to a similar unorthodox method of testing, at Knowsley Safari Park in 2012.

The i30 was parked in the school's playground, before the children - eight times as many that's found in the average UK family - were let loose.

The miniature testers employed their usual tactics; jumping on the seats with muddy wellies, dropping crisps, squashing bananas into fabrics and prodding every button in sight. The exterior of the i30 was also put to the test, enduring magnets and mud, while the bonnet was turned into a makeshift slide.

Hyundai i30 Tourer

But six hours later, after a quick clean-up, the i30 Tourer was driven out of the playground in mint condition. Hyundai has worked hard to ensure the design of the i30 is as child-proof as possible, with extra strong materials, easy-wipe plastics, tough fittings and special high-quality steel for the bodywork.

Hyundai UK's Product Planning Manager, Mark Baxter, said: "We wanted to see if the i30 Tourer really is a fully-suitable and durable family car - we thought that if it can withstand the tests of 25 kids, we could be confident that it would be tough enough for family life."