Monkeying around with the Hyundai i30

In a durability test, Hyundai let a group of baboons loose in its i30 model, also known as the Elantra.

Automakers frequently lend their newest models to journalists with the expectation the cars will be cared for with all the regard of a rental. So it was not too much of a stretch when the U.K. division of Hyundai let a tribe of baboons have its way with a new i30, the European version of the Elantra.

The test took place at Knowsley Safari Park, near Liverpool. The baboons let loose in the park have a reputation for plucking bits off visitors' cars, but they usually do not get inside.

At the end of the test, the park's manager, David Ross, notes that the interior, while filthy, appeared undamaged. Not unlike the conditions of cars after journalists have gotten hold of them.

Featured Video
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus: Should you upgrade?

After living with both phones for a week, these are the features that impressed us the most.

by Scott Stein