Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Report : 2009 Hyundai Genesis sedan most awarded car of 2009

As we just recieved our own award, this report came in. It seems the folks at Hyundai have been recieving awards for thir luxury Genesis sedan. In fact, the 2009 Hyundai Genesis sedan didn't only win the 2009 North American Car of the Year award, the Genesis was honored 20 more awards as well. That in truth, makes the Genesis sedan "the most awarded car of 2009."

“As the awards accumulated, we realized not only how well designed the Genesis was, but how far the Hyundai brand had come,” said Scott Margason, director of Product & Strategic Planning for Hyundai. “Consumers and automotive industry influencers really embraced the idea of Hyundai producing a luxury product.”


- 2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan: So what's makes the Genesis special? Well, it's a bargain full-size luxury car, that won't be embaressed against a BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and Lexus LS. It supports all the latest and most modern luxury gizmos, and runs through a rear-drive platform. The entry-level 2009 Hyundai Genesis is powered by a 290 hp 3.8L V6, while the top-range Genesis carries a 375 hp 4.6L V8. Prices start at $32,250 and max-out at $42,000 for a fully loaded Genesis.

Source: [Hyundai]

2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Awards:

1. 2009 North America Car of the Year

2. Motor Trend – America’s Top 40 New Cars

3. J.D. Power and Associates – Automotive, Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) – Most appealing midsize premium car

4. J.D. Power and Associates – Vehicle Launch Index (VLI) – Highest ranked 2009 all-new or redesigned vehicle

5. The Car Book 2009 – Best Bet (intermediate category)

6. – Best New Car7. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance – Best New Model (sedans $30,000-$45,000)

8. – Car of the Month (April)

9. – Top 5 Luxury Cars

10. – Best Car Buy – Top luxury cars under $35,000

11. – Car of the Year

12. – Car of the Year

13. On Wheels – Car of the Year

14. AutoPacific – Ideal Vehicle Awards – Aspirational Luxury Category

15. AutoPacific -Vehicle Satisfaction Awards – Aspirational Luxury Category

16. Consumer Reports – Top-Rated Vehicle (upscale sedan category)

17. Consumer Digest – Best Buy (luxury segment)

18. MyRide/Autobytel – Car of the Year

19. Ward’s Auto World – 10 Best Engines (4.6 liter Tau V8)

20. Automobile Journalists Association of Canada – Canadian Car of the Year

21. Automobile Journalists Association of Canada – Best New Luxury Vehicle Under $50,000

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