FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 9, 2014 – Today, during a Automotive Press Association Luncheon in Detroit, Genesis was named one of a tip 3 finalists for a 2015 North American Car of a Year. The Ford Mustang and Volkswagen GTI join Genesis as a other dual finalists.
“We are anxious that a Genesis has been listed as a finalist among an extraordinary expel of contenders and we anxiously wait a jury’s final opinion in January,” pronounced Dave Zuchowski, boss and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “In 2009 we done story as Genesis became a initial North American Car of a Year win. Since afterwards Genesis has helped beam product growth and continues to be a diversion changing indication that hurdles gathering and redefines a oppulance market.”
This year a jurors deliberate 28 cars from a prolonged list before selecting a tip 3 cars. Twenty-nine trucks and competition application vehicles were deliberate in a Truck/Utility difficulty with a Chevrolet Colorado, Ford F-150 and Lincoln MKC creation a final list. The North American Car and Truck/Utility of a Year endowment is motionless by a jury of 59 independent, full-time automotive reporters from a United States and Canada. This is a 22nd year of a awards, that were desirous by a prestigious European “Car of a Year” awards. The U.S. module is administered by an organizing cabinet and is saved exclusively with impost paid by a jurors. Jurors weigh a cars on a series of factors, including innovation, design, safety, handling, motorist compensation and value for a dollar.
“Prior to 2009, Hyundai had no participation in a universe of oppulance automobiles. Then a Genesis sedan rolled onto a stage and won a North American Car of a Year award, proof that oppulance is a word that doesn’t need a German accent or a elegant cost tag,” pronounced Tony Swan, North American Car of a Year juror. “Now a second era Genesis, softened in each detail, is a finalist for a endowment nonetheless again. This is a 22nd year of a North American Car of a Year award. In a final 6 years, Hyundai has won a endowment twice (Elantra won in 2012), had another automobile (Sonata) among a finalists in 2011, and placed dual cars (Genesis and Sonata) in a semifinals for 2015. Not usually is that lane record enviable, it’s singular among contemporary carmakers.”
The leader will be named during subsequent month’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan 12, 2015.