Hyundai Elantra GT Named "2013 Car of the Americas"

             Hyundai Elantra GT Named "2013 Car of the Americas"

Award issued by the Inter-American Federation of Automotive Journalists (FIPA)

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2013

DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT took top
honors in the annual car of the year awards bestowed by the Inter-American
Federation of Automotive Journalists (FIPA) when it was named the "2013 Car of
the Americas" during the press preview days at the North American
International Auto Show.

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Comprised by a group of independent automotive journalists residing in the
United States and throughout Latin America, each new vehicle introduced last
year was evaluated based on its contribution to the automotive industry in
terms of technology, emissions, safety and economy and the 2013 Hyundai
Elantra GT was selected as the winner in the car category. Sold in Latin
America as a 3-door variant called the Hyundai i30, the Elantra GT is
available in the United States as a 5-door model as part of the expanded
Elantra lineup.

"Elantra GT truly showcases how Hyundai is redefining the compact car and
setting new standards in automotive design, efficiency and functionality,"
said Mike O'Brien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai
Motor America. "We are honored that this unique and diverse group of
journalists in over two continents have recognized the Elantra GT's positive
impact on the global automotive industry."

Headquartered in Guatemala, FIPA has administered the annual car of the year
awards for 12 consecutive years. According to Nestor Larrazabal, Executive
Director, Superior Council at FIPA, the group of automotive journalists
considered a total of 10 new vehicles with the Elantra GT winning the largest
share of votes.

Univision Network has partnered with FIPA to present the awards during the
North American International Auto Show on January 14, 2013. The U.S. Hispanic
market is not only fueling growth in the United States but has also become a
major driving force in the automotive industry. Univision is one of the
leading media companies connecting and informing Hispanic Americans with the
automotive industry across television, radio, digital and mobile platforms.


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 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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