• Hyundai IONIQ Wins 2017 Green Good Design Award™

    IONIQ boasts of innovative use of recycled and eco-friendly materials, making it an efficient, environment-friendly mobility solution.

     

    Driving the most fuel efficient vehicle doesn’t mean you have to compromise on its appearance as the 2017 Hyundai IONIQ received the 2017 Green Good Design Award™ from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The Green Good Design Awards™ celebrate important …

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  • Hyundai Motorsport celebrates sixth WRC win with 1-2 in Rally Poland

     

    - Hyundai Motorsport has finished Rally Poland with its best ever WRC result to close the gap in the Manufacturers’ Championship to just 22 points

    - Neuville secured his third victory of the 2017 season with an impressive performance ahead of team-mate Hayden Paddon, who registered his first podium of the year in second

    - Dani Sordo finished fourth, himself under 30 seconds from the podium, to ensure all three Hyundai i20 Coupe WRCs finished inside the top-four

     

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  • All-new Elantra and All-new Tucson win prestigious iF Design Award

     

    •  All-new Elantra and All-new Tucson receive ‘iF Design Award 2016’ in product design category

    •  Hyundai Motor models win iF Design Award for 3 consecutive years

    •  Hyundai Motor’s evolving design philosophy is realized in refined style elements in All-new Elantra

    •  Bold and athletic design creates unique SUV appearance for All-new Tucson

     

    Hyundai Motor received international recognition for its vehicle design from the prestigious iF Design Awards jury. All-new Elantra and All- …

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  • 2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON & 2016 SONATA EARN IIHS 2015 HIGHEST SAFETY RATINGS

    Sept 25, 2015, Arlington, Virginia -  In one of the industry’s most rigorous tests of vehicle safety, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson and 2016 Sonata earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. This is the first time Tucson, which received a significant redesign for the 2016 model year, has received the highest honor from IIHS.

     

    IIHS rates vehicles for occupant protection based on performance in five tests: moderate overlap front, small overlap front, …

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Sonata and Elantra GT Named Finalists in the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards


  • The progressive design of Sonata results in a more sophisticated exterior with precise lines and distinctive style
  • Elantra GT adds a more aggressive stance, an attention grabbing new cascading grille design and interior volume to its clean European style and driving dynamics

  

June 28, 2017  – Hyundai Motor’s Sonata and Elantra GT were recognized as finalists in the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) for their striking and bold design. IDEA® highlights outstanding and unique design in a wide range of categories such as transportation sporting goods and much more. 

 

Sonata builds on the success of previous generations of the car while introducing a number of dramatic design changes that are aligned with Hyundai Motor’s evolving design philosophy. The progressive design results in a more sophisticated exterior with precise lines and distinctive style. At the front of the sedan, the new grille combines with the vertical LED daytime running lights and the narrower headlights, which are engulfed by the sculpted hood, for a sportier and more purposeful appearance. 

 

From the side, the car’s designers have created a more dynamic attitude in the side profile by enlarging the trunk lid to counterbalance the lower, wider front radiator grille, making the hood appear longer and sleeker. Inside the new Sonata, the center console stack has been enhanced with larger features to create a more visually-striking appearance. Revised audio and ventilation controls are given ‘rocker’ buttons, enhancing the car’s premium feel.

 

Elantra GT adds a more aggressive stance, an attention grabbing new cascading grille design and interior volume to its clean European style and driving dynamics. The design combines precise, tensed lines and refined rich surfaces. Excellent functionality such as roominess, good visibility and comfort is complimented by a sensuous and confident expression of design. The clean and intuitive interior now features a horizontal layout that conveys an elegant and airy impression. Chrome detailing and high-quality interior materials create a calm and sophisticated atmosphere.

 

“We are building a variety of charismatic characters for each segment to make Hyundai Motor to be the most loved brand in the automotive industry,” said Sangyup Lee, Head of Hyundai Styling. “Hyundai Motor will keep developing more distinctive and creative design.”     

 

IDEA® is a premier international design competition, recognizing and promoting design excellence across a wide array of industries and disciplines conducted annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). IDEA judging is based on the following criteria of Design Excellence: Design Innovation, Benefit to the User, Benefit to the Client, Benefit to Society and Appropriate Aesthetics.

 

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About Hyundai Motor America

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through 835 dealerships nationwide. All new Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes a 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.