HYUNDAI GENESIS AND SONATA MAKE 2015 NORTH AMERICAN CAR OF THE YEAR SHORT LIST

Only Brand with Two Vehicles Among a 10 Selected

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 – The North American Car of a Year, one of a many prestigious automotive awards in a industry, named a brief list and Hyundai Motor America was a usually code with dual vehicles among a 10 comparison – a all-new Hyundai Genesis and all-new Hyundai Sonata.

“In a universe ripping with superb new cars, it’s easy to turn a small myopic, and remove steer of unusual achievement. Hyundai creates an glorious example,” pronounced Tony Swan, North American Car of a Year juror. “In 2009, Hyundai challenged a oppulance sedan investiture with a new Genesis, and collected a North American Car of a Year award. In 2011, a Hyundai Sonata was a finalist for a award. In 2012, a Hyundai Elantra took tip honors again. And this year dual Hyundais—Genesis and Sonata, both totally redesigned for 2015—are on a list of 10 North American Car of a Year semifinalists, comparison from an strange list of 29 cars. Not bad for a association that didn’t even exist until 1967.”

The brief list will slight down to 3 finalists after this year, with a leader of a 2015 Car of a Year being announced during a North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

“This is a extensive approval of dual good products and an superb organisation effort,” pronounced Dave Zuchowski, boss and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “Our pattern group, public plant, use engineering and product formulation teams all were critically obliged in building and rising these vehicles, that we can now contend are dual of a best introduced this year. The foe is positively tough, so we know we’ve got a work cut out for us.”

Hyundai has excelled in this foe in new years, winning Car of a Year in 2012 for Elantra and 2009 for Genesis, along with a second place finish for Sonata in 2011. This is a initial time that dual Hyundai vehicles have been enclosed on a brief list in a same year.

The finish brief list in alphabetical sequence includes: