Hyundai continues to collect awards for its model lineup adding The Car Book 2010 BEST BETS to the list. Three Hyundai models, Genesis, Elantra, and Accent earned the distinction of BEST BET” from author Jack Gillis and the Center for Auto Safety, the nations leading auto safety advocacy group.

We appreciate the fact that Hyundai has made a significant contribution to improving the market choices for the American car buyer, said Jack Gillis, author, The Car Book. During these most challenging times for the auto industry, the fact that Hyundai vehicles have the quality and features most important to todays car buyer is a testament to their desire to meet customer needs.

For 30 years, The Car Book has selected vehicles for the Best Bets honor based on how well they respond to the safety and performance needs of todays consumer. The Car Book analyzes new vehicles each year to identify those making a significant contribution to improving the market. BEST BETS ratings designate The Car Books highest-rated cars in each of the size categories. Vehicles are rated in nine key Car Book categories: crash tests, safety features, rollover, preventative maintenance, repair costs, warranty, fuel economy, complaints, and insurance, with the heaviest emphasis on safety.

Having three Hyundai models named as Best Bets by The Car Book demonstrates our continued commitment to excellence in quality, value and design for all of the vehicles in the Hyundai lineup, said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. The Genesis, Elantra and Accent are prime examples of models that not only meet but exceed customer expectations in safety and performance.

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