On September 27, Hyundai Motor America announced that two California automotive evaluators, Intellichoice (San Jose) and AutoPacific (Tustin) awarded both the Hyundai Genesis and Elantra with 2011 Motorist Choice Awards. The Genesis was honored in the Luxury Lifestyle category and the Elantra was recognized in the Value category. Now in its sixth year, the Motorist Choice Awards recognize vehicles that deliver a compelling combination of high consumer satisfaction and lower-than-expected ownership costs over time. “The Motorist Choice Award methodology is designed to help consumers identify vehicles that speak to their hearts and their wallets,” said Tyler Schulze, vice president and general manager of IntelliChoice. “The 2011 award winners all share a connection with buyers from both a satisfaction standpoint and overall value as compared to their peers. Based on this compelling combination, we are pleased to recommend these vehicles to consumers as a guide for good purchase decisions.”
The sixth annual Motorist Choice Awards were co-developed by AutoPacific, known for its vehicle satisfaction rankings, and IntelliChoice.com, the online source for automotive ownership cost and value analysis, to recognize the vehicles that delivered both the highest vehicle satisfaction and the lowest cost of ownership. This year, IntelliChoice and AutoPacific continued categorizing the winners into a collection of 15 popular lifestyle segments that shoppers could easily identify with.
“With power and technology features rivaling more expensive vehicles in the luxury segment, Genesis is a great option for car buyers seeking quality and reliability,” said Scott Margason, director Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Additionally, with class-above interior volume and excellent 40 mpg highway fuel economy, Elantra certainly brings outstanding value to the mid-size segment.” This is the second year in a row Hyundai Genesis has received a Motorist Choice award. For a complete list of award winners, visit the Intellichoice or AutoPacific Web sites.
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, 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 800 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 warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance and the Hyundai Trade-in Value Guarantee.
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