2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Named "Utility Vehicle of the Show" at 2012 Miami International Auto Show

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Named "Utility Vehicle of the Show" at 2012 Miami
                           International Auto Show

Hyundai's all-new crossover earns the Southern Automotive Media Association's
(SAMA) prestigious award

PR Newswire

MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2012

MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
was named "Utility Vehicle of the Show" by the Southern Automotive Media
Association (SAMA) at the 42nd annual Miami International Auto Show.
Determined by a panel of judges consisting of industry-leading automotive
journalists, the accolade took into consideration a full range of utility
vehicles from SUVs, pickup trucks and crossovers. One of three awards issued
by SAMA at the show's annual press day luncheon, "Utility Vehicle of the Show"
marks 2012 as the first year for the category.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121114/FL13282 )

"Hyundai is deeply honored to receive the 'Utility Vehicle of the Show' award
for the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport by SAMA," said Jim Trainor, senior group
manager of product public relations, Hyundai Motor America. "Santa Fe is
proving to be a fantastic example of Hyundai's commitment to value with a wide
variety of features and options that resonate well with the South Florida
market." For the 2013 model year, Santa Fe is all-new with two distinct
bodystyles and multiple interior configurations. The five-passenger Santa Fe
Sport features a direct-injected four-cylinder engine family, available Active
Cornering Control All-Wheel Drive and interior features such as a 40:20:40
folding rear seat and panoramic sunroof. Santa Fe Sport offers exceptional
utility for the money.

"The Santa Fe Sport is precisely the right size with optimum accessories for
today's market. It's a superb vehicle for the price and worthy of being named
SAMA's 'Utility Vehicle of the Show'," said Jaime Florez, SAMA President and
judge. Formed in 2007, SAMA consists of more than 100 journalists and public
relations managers from the Southern region. Since its formation, the
organization has put on the awards to recognize the best that the automotive
industry has to offer at the Miami International Auto Show. For 2012, the
category "Utility Vehicle of the Show" replaced the former "Concept Vehicle of
the Show" award. The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport joins the Hyundai Genesis
Sedan which was named "Star of the Show" in 2008.

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 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are
covered by theHyundai Assuranceprogram, 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.

For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visitwww.HyundaiAssurance.com

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