02/12/2013, COSTA MESA, California

TWO HYUNDAI MODELS NAMED “BEST BETS” BY THE CAR BOOK

The 2013 Sonata and Santa Fe Honored for Exceeding Customer Expectations

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 The 2013 Hyundai Sonata and 2013 Santa Fe continue to add to their trophy cases as both cars have been named “BEST BETS” in the 33rd edition of The Car Book, America’s first consumer car buying guide. This marks the third consecutive year Hyundai Sonata has earned this distinction.

“We appreciate the fact that Hyundai has made a significant contribution to improving the market choice for the American Buyer,” said Jack Gilles, author, The Car Book. “During these most challenging times for the auto industry, the fact that Hyundai vehicles have the quality and features most important to today’s car buyer is a testament to Hyundai’s desire to meet customer needs.”

Now in its 33rd consecutive year, The Car Book has been the consumer’s best guide to smart and sensible car buying. The publication’s “BEST BETS” distinctions are awarded to new vehicles each year which cater to the needs of American consumers, and in turn, make a significant contribution to the American automotive market. Vehicles are rated in nine key Car Book categories: crash tests, safety features, rollover, preventative maintenance, repair costs, warranty, fuel economy, customer complaints, and insurance costs.

“Receiving “BEST BETS” distinctions for both these vehicles demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to quality across our entire lineup,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Customer feedback is an invaluable part of Hyundai product development. We strive every day to cater to the changing needs of our customers, and the “BEST BETS” distinctions showcase our ability to process feedback into the quality products that Hyundai owners demand.”

The Sonata is quickly becoming one of the most decorated vehicles in Hyundai’s lineup. With its impressive fuel economy, class-leading technologies such as Blue Link and 7-inch Infotainment System, and its seductive, Fluidic Sculpture design, the 2013 Sonata maintains its competitive edge amongst premium rivals in the mid-size sedan segment.

The all-new 2013 Santa Fe delivers Hyundai’s recipe of bold design and high-output powertrains. With a host of features to please drivers and passengers, functionality, versatility and comfort are key areas in which the Santa Fe exceeds customer expectations.

Santa Fe and Sonata 2.0T were most recently the stars in four of Hyundai’s five Super Bowl ads. To re-watch the spots, visit Hyundai’s YouTube page at www.youtube.com/hyundai.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

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, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.


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