Hyundai Santa Fe Earns Award during 2013 SEMA Show

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA., Nov 5, 2013 – The all-new 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe has been named “Compact SUV/Crossover of the Year” by the AutoJudge Awards. Voted on by the Texas Auto Media Association (TAMA) and their Bumper-to-Bumper readership, the award was presented at the seventh annual AutoJudge ceremony during opening day of SEMA 2013. This award marks the second consecutive AutoJudge win for the Santa Fe family of crossovers.

“We are very proud to see our Santa Fe continue its winning streak with the 2013 AutoJudge Awards,” said Jim Trainor, Senior Group Manger, Product Public Relations Hyundai Motor America. “The men and women behind these awards are experts in their own right and this win affirms Hyundai’s commitment to the crossover market.”

Established in 2006, the AutoJudge Awards (formerly Readers Choice) are determined by both a panel of automotive journalists and their syndicated Bumper-to-Bumper readers. Open to all current market U.S. spec vehicles, candidates are not required to be all-new or heavily revised. With the mentality that a “new” vehicle may not always be an ideal choice, each winning vehicle represents the best example of their respective automotive segment.

The 2014 Santa Fe is a new breed of crossover with multiple trims, all-new powertrains and several segment exclusive features. A “Fluidic Sculpture” design gives the third generation Santa Fe the impact of constant motion while opulent interior features offer world-class comfort and amenities. New for 2014 are such safety features as Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and rear parking assistance as well as premium features including new 18-inch wheels, HID headlights, and ventilated front seats.