It’s been another exciting year for Hyundai, with the company cleaning up at vehicle competitions all over the continent. The new Hyundai lineup features best-in-class design, safety, and value, which is why more drivers than ever are looking to us for their next set of wheels. With award winners in the SUV, crossover, luxury sedan and compact car categories, there’s a prize-worthy Hyundai for every family.
Organizations all over Canada and the United States are seeing the Hyundai brand in the highest light. Superior engineering coupled with affordability takes the cake, as has been shown time and time again in the past twelve months. Several models are receiving extra praise in the automotive world, gaining top honours across the board.
The SUV of the future, the Kona is being noticed nation-wide for its flexible nature and impeccable blend of technology and design. This new crossover picked up Utility of the Year at the recent North American International Auto Show. The Texas Motor Press Association went on to name the vehicle the official 2019 Crossover of the year and also managed to land the 2019 Car and Driver 10Best Trucks and SUVs Award. In case that wasn’t enough, the Kona and its electric counterpart were also named 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards, IDEA 2018’s Silver Award recipients, and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Subcompact SUV for the Money.
Hyundai’s luxury brand of vehicles, Genesis, also managed to make recent headlines. The G70 scored The Canadian Automotive Jury’s prestigious “Best of the Best” title, giving it noticeable traction in the Canadian luxury sedan sector. It accomplished the unthinkable when it drastically outperformed long-time favourites including Audi and BMW at the North American International Auto Show and took home the 2019 North American Car of the Year -- the event’s highest award. Motorweek gave the G70 its 2019 Drivers Choice -- “Best Luxury Car” title and Cars.com followed suit, naming it “Best of 2019.” With recognition like this, the G70 has made it clear that it’s not just here to stay, it’s here to dominate.
For 2019, Canada’s beloved SUV got a complete re-design. The new take on this top-selling vehicle has it already bringing in awards, including AutoJudge Award’s SUV of the Year. It found a way onto Wards 10 Best UX list while the New England Motor Press Association titled it Best in Class Mid-Size SUV. Adding even more good news to the list, the 2019 Santa Fe won the Silver Award from IDEA 2018, was rated a TOP SAFETY PICK by the IIHS, and ALG’s Redesign of the Year. If that much attention doesn’t have you impressed, the model also managed to score Kelley Blue Book’s Long-Term Ownership Value Award. With a list this long, it’s hard not brag about how amazing the Santa Fe is.
Though the Kona, G70, and Santa Fe manage to attract the most praise from publications and groups all over North America, several other Hyundais have collected big at recent award events. If you’re in the market for Certified Pre-Owned, 2016 - 2019 Sonatas have made Autotrader’s 10 Best CPO vehicles along with the North American International Auto Show’s Reader’s Choice award for this year’s model. The Veloster also got some love, winning the MotorWeek Driver’s Choice Award in Chicago this past week.
The awards seem endless for Hyundai this year, meaning there has never been a better time to get yourself into one of our vehicles! At Integrity Hyundai, we’re dedicated to helping you find the Hyundai that fits your life. Contact us today to get inside any of these prize-winning models and see the difference that new thinking makes.