FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 12, 2015 – Hyundai’s award-winning Genesis and Santa Fe/Santa Fe Sport earned “Best Buy” awards from Consumer Guide® Automotive in their respective segments. The Genesis earned the distinction in the large car category and the Santa Fe/Santa Fe Sport took home the accolade in the midsize crossover/SUV segment. The awards were presented to Hyundai at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.
According to Consumer Guide editors, “Genesis delivers premium-brand luxury-car accommodations, interior room, and power at prices that significantly undercut high-end American, German, and Japanese competitors.” In addition, editors commented on the value seen in Santa Fe. “Whether in 5-passenger Santa Fe Sport or 7-passenger Santa Fe form, Hyundai’s midsize SUV delivers a quiet, comfortable, nicely appointed cabin and the all-around versatility that SUV buyers need.”
Consumer Guide awards a “Best Buy” rating to vehicles ranked at the top of their class, and those that are strongly approved by the editors. “Best Buy” vehicles represent the finest balance of attributes and price within their classes, and they are the best choices for most consumers. In the past 11 years, Hyundai has earned more than 35 Consumer Guide “Recommended” or “Best Buy” ratings.
“Consumer Guide Automotive is a trusted car buying resource and the ‘Best Buy’ recognition bolsters the strength of our 2015 lineup,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “These awards are a testament to our continued commitment to delivering quality cars with leading design and performance at an unprecedented value.”
Representing a bold step forward for Hyundai, the 2015 Genesis is new throughout, with a host of premium features and improved vehicle dynamics. Riding on a heavily revised platform, the sedan is even more structurally rigid than the previous generation. A suite of advanced assistance features such as Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Blind-Spot Detection and Smart Cruise Control are also offered.
The 2015 Santa Fe features an upgraded interior and sportier exterior, designed to provide optimal performance and comfort for families. It continues to offer front- or all-wheel drive and is equipped with the acclaimed 3.3-liter Lambda II V-6, using gasoline direct injection and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT). The 2015 Santa Fe also comes with Hands-Free Smart Liftgate with Auto Openmakes, making it easier for the driver to access the cargo area by simply waiting for the liftgate to open after standing within a few feet of the rear bumper.
For more information on the Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards, please visit www.consumerguide.com.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.