The Hyundai Elantra was awarded 2012 North American Car of the Year from a panel of 50 unbiased automotive journalists. This unique award is introduced by a jury of 50 automotive journalists representing magazines, tv, radio, newspapers and websites round the U.S. and Canada.
The award was earned by way of a collection of votes by the journalists for automobiles that have been new or considerably modified for the 2012 mannequin yr. The award was introduced to Hyundai at the North American Worldwide Auto Present in Detroit January 9, 2012. The Hyundai Genesis was named North American Car of the Year in 2009.
“The Hyundai Elantra is sporty, but smart,” wrote Jayne O’Donnell, a member of the jury and a reporter for USA As we speak.
We couldn’t agree extra.
The Volkswagen Passat and Ford Focus have been finalists, however the Hyundai Elantra gained. The jurors gave the Elantra 174 factors, the Passat 161 and the Focus one hundred fifty five.
Jurors consider the automobiles for innovation, influence on the business, design, safety, dealing with, driver satisfaction and worth. That is the nineteenth yr of the North American Car of the Year award, which is run by an organizing committee and funded with dues paid by the jurors. There are not any paid positions. Automakers don’t pay to have their automobiles thought-about or to make use of the awards in advertisements.