FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2015 Hyundai Genesis was named the 2015 AutoGuide.com Car of the Year for its exceptional value, drive quality and design.
"The Genesis impressed us with high-quality interior materials, refined driving dynamics and dramatic exterior styling that elevates the Hyundai brand as a whole," said Luke Vandezande, AutoGuide.com managing editor. "More than a great car, the 2015 Genesis is a great luxury car."
The AutoGuide.com Car of the Year committee evaluated new or significantly refreshed vehicles for the 2015 model year. AutoGuide.com editors crowned Genesis the winner among the finalists including the Audi A3, Ford Mustang, Subaru WRX STI and Volkswagen GTI. Genesis was selected not only for its exceptional value, but also its impressive options at every engine type, including the available 5.0 liter V8.
"Earning the AutoGuide.com Car of the Year for Genesis means that the all-new model has the stamp of approval from some of the auto industry's most esteemed road test editors," said Mike O'Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. "The Genesis continues to rise above for its smooth drive and handling, high safety ratings, design and value."
The AutoGuide.com Car of the Year award continues an amazing run of high-level recognition for the Genesis, making it one of the most acclaimed vehicles on the road today. Genesis recently was named a finalist for the prestigious North American Car of the Year, with the winner being announced at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2015 Genesis also was recognized as ALG's Residual Value Award winner in the Premium Full-Size Car segment for being projected to retain the highest percentage of its original price after the typical ownership period of three years compared to competing models.
Furthermore, the redesigned Genesis earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Sedan of the Year from Esquire magazine, Luxury Car of the Year from Popular Mechanics, Best Luxury Car by the Hispanic Motor Press Awards, Best Luxury Sedan from Ruedas ESPN, Car of Texas from the Texas Auto Writers Association, and Top Family Choice from the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association.
Representing a bold step forward for Hyundai, the 2015 Genesis is all-new inside and out with a host of premium features and improved dynamics. Riding on a completely revamped platform, the sedan is stiffer and stronger than before. A suite of advanced assistance features such as Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Blind-Spot Detection and Smart Cruise Control are offered. Two engine options are available: a 311 horsepower 3.8 liter V6 and a 420 horsepower 5.0 liter V8, while an advanced HTRAC AWD system is available for the first time on a Hyundai passenger car. With a base pricing starting at $38,000, a true blend of premium value, safety, bold design and superb driving dynamics can be had with the 2015 Hyundai Genesis.
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.
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SOURCE Hyundai Motor America