10/14/2015, SAN ANTONIO, Texas,

Hyundai Earns a Coveted Award during a 23rd Annual Texas Truck Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO, Texas., Oct. 14, 2015 – The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe was named a Full-size Crossover Utility Vehicle of Texas by a Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) during a 23rd Annual Texas Truck Rodeo during a Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch nearby San Antonio.

“We are gay to hear that a Texas Auto Writers Association famous a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe as a tip contender in a rarely rival category,” pronounced Mike O’Brien, clamp president, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “This is a extensive respect that serve confirms Hyundai’s joining to quality, durability, reserve and comfort in this critical product category.”

This win complements a Santa Fe’s feat as CUV of Texas in 2013 and as Compact CUV of Texas in 2012 for a smaller, 5-passenger kin Santa Fe Sport.

During a 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo, some-more than 70 TAWA members evaluated some of a industry’s heading trucks, SUVs and crossover utilities. In sequence to put any car by a paces, a famed Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas served as a event’s proof grounds. With pushing surfaces including rough pavement, lax gravel, sharp mud, high hills, angled rocks and H2O crossings, any claimant stayed bustling around a dual days of testing.

“The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe earns a endowment for a Full-size Crossover Utility Vehicle of Texas – it delivers on comfort, functionality and reliability,” pronounced Michael Marrs, boss of TAWA. “Once again, Hyundai has exceeded expectations in a shred to accept this endowment among an superb organisation of competitors.”

The Hyundai Santa Fe surfaced tough competitors such as a Honda Pilot and a Nissan Pathfinder. Aspects from extraneous styling to highway manners as good as pricing, fuel mileage, and off-road capability were all taken into comment during a evaluation. Voting was conducted anonymously around electronic ballots.

The 2016 Santa Fe continues to container a healthy list of customary features, accessible reward preference and party items, while sporting simplified interior offerings. Available in front- or all-wheel drive, a 2016 Santa Fe is powered by a acclaimed 3.3-liter Lambda II V-6, regulating gasoline approach injection and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT). An upgraded electric energy steering complement and cessation serve whet a Santa Fe’s world-class float and handling. The 2016 indication also comes customary with remote keyless entrance with alarm, physique tone exhilarated extraneous energy mirrors with driver’s blind mark mirror, LED headlight accents, steering circle mounted audio and journey control and Bluetooth hands-free phone complement during a starting bottom cost of $30,400.