MARKHAM, ON, May 26, 2011 /CNW/ - With a string of high-profile awards in the past month, Hyundai is
continuing to prove that its vehicles are among the best available.
In a recent comparison test by U.S.-based Motor Trend magazine, the
all-new 2011 Elantra was pitted against compact sedan rivals from
Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Kia, Mazda, Toyota, and Volkswagen. A similar
test was also held by Edmunds.com in which the Elantra faced the
all-new Civic and Cruze. The Elantra earned a first-place finish in
both tests thanks to best-in-class standard fuel economy, a long list
of standard safety features, and strong value.
What's more, the 2011 Elantra has become the sixth Hyundai vehicle to be
named a 2011 Top Safety Pick by the U.S.-based Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety (IIHS), joining Equus, Genesis, Santa Fe, Sonata, and
Tucson. With more Top Safety Picks than almost any other manufacturer,
Hyundai has one of the safest line-ups in the industry.
The best-selling mid-size, Sonata, also competed in two comparison tests
held by Canadian automotive website Sympatico Autos. Against
four-cylinder versions of the Mazda 6 and Subaru Legacy, a Sonata
powered by the 2.4-litre GDI engine was chosen as the victor. In a
face-off versus the turbocharged Buick Regal and Volkswagen Passat CC,
the Sonata 2.0T was again named number one. These two variations of the
Sonata offer better fuel economy, more power, and more standard
equipment than any of their competitors.
Last week, U.S.-based AutoPacific announced the winners of their 2011
Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. After earning the organization's
first-ever President's Award in 2010, the Sonata has now received the
highest score for 2011 in the "Premium Mid-Size Car" segment. Elantra
and Genesis also earned awards, achieving the highest results in the
"Compact Car" and "Aspirational Luxury Car" segments, respectively.
Genesis has held the award for three consecutive years.
"While I'm certainly happy to talk about the virtues of our vehicles,
these awards mean you don't have to take my word for it," said John
Vernile, Vice President of Marketing at Hyundai Canada. "We're honoured
that our relentless efforts to maximize quality, design, and value are
Hyundai Auto Canada, established in 1983 and headquartered in Markham
Ontario, is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai
vehicles are distributed throughout Canada by Hyundai Auto Canada and
are sold and serviced through 200 dealerships nationwide.
SOURCE Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
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