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Elantra crowned North American Car of the Year

The Hyundai Elantra has been named the 2012 North American Car of the Year at the Detroit Motor Show, beating off fierce competition from the Volkswagen Passat and the critically acclaimed Ford Focus. It means that the South Korean car maker how now won the award two times in the last four years after the Hyundai Genesis collected the same accolade 2009.

“Elantra speaks to the success of our recipe of bold design and great fuel economy,” said a delighted John Krafcik, president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor America. “In a year with some truly breakthrough competitors, we are honored that the jury recognizes Elantra’s far-reaching impact on the industry.”

The jurors considered more than 50 new vehicles, but it was the Elantra’s all-new 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder powertrain that attracted many votes. The 33mpg (combined mode) unit is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox, allowing the vehicle to have a highway-only driving range of up to 500 miles. Along with being frugal, the Nu engine develops 148bhp and 197Nm of torque.

Hyundai says Elantra’s record 186,361 sales have helped the company to achieve its overall record sales of 645,691 units in the USA in 2011. Hyundai Motor America posted a 20% increase over 2011 total sales.

 

12 January 2012


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