Awards & Accolades

HYUNDAI RETAINS LEADING POSITION IN INITIAL QUALITY

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Hyundai ranked fourth among all brands in the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Initial Quality StudysM (IQS) as the 2015 Tucson was awarded for the highest initial quality in the small SUV segment and the 2015 Accent earned the highest honor in the small-car segment for the second year in a row. Now in its 29th consecutive year, IQS is the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality, measured at 90 days of ownership. According to the study, Tucson and Accent owners reported fewer problems with their vehicles than any other small SLJV or small car. respectively. "Hyundai's consistent presence at the top of this influential industry survey demonstrates how deeply rooted our commitment to quality persists throughout the company," said Don Romano, President and CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "Top-tier quality scores requires on-going investment to improve existing models and incredible attention to detail when launching new vehicles onto the market. Hyundai customers expect to receive a quality vehicle and interact with dealership personnel that help them learn and understand its features; our job is to exceed their expectations."

In total, Hyundai had four models ranking in the top two in their segments, including segment awards for Tucson and Accent, and second-place finishes for Elantra and Santa Fe XL. The Hyundai overall score was 95 problems per 100 vehicles. 17 problems fewer than the industry average. This year's results mark the fourth time Hyundai has finished among the top four brands overall. The 2015 IQS is based on responses from more than 84,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2015 model-year vehicles surveyed after 90 days of ownership. The study is based on a 233-question survey designed to provide manufacturers with information to facilitate the identification of problems and drive product improvement. During the last eleven years, Hyundai Motor Company has invested in a series of quality control initiatives, including a 24-hour. 365-days-a-year Global Quality Situation Room enabling engineers to respond in real-time to diverse quality issues. "Quality Cluster" facilities have been built around the globe to ensure the highest level of quality is integrated at every step in the production process - further promoting the company-wide belief that customer safety and satisfaction is at the core of Hyundai vehicle development.

How a revolution in quality takes shape and pays off

Since its inception in Canada in 1983, Hyundai has been known for building affordable cars that offer great value. Equally important is our unwavering commitment to quality, and this commitment has been paying off with Hyundai winning award after award from consumers and critics alike for the quality of its vehicles. In fact, Hyundai now consistently ranks among the industry's top performing automakers in product quality.
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Recent Awards

2015 Sonata

2015 AJAC Award for Best New Family Car (over $30,000)

2015 Tucson Fuel Cell

One of the 10 Best Engines – WardsAuto World

2015 Sonata

Top Safety Pick+ – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

2015 Genesis

Top Safety Pick+ – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

2015 Genesis

AJAC Best New Luxury Car (over $50,000)

2015 Sonata

Top IIHS Safety Rating
AJAC Best New Family Car (over $30,000)

2014 Elantra

5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

2014 Elantra GT

5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

2014 Sonata

5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

2014 Sonata Hybrid

5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

2013 Accent

Subcompact Car of the Year – Auto123.com

2013 Elantra

Top Pick, Compacts – Autos.ca
5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Total Value Award, Small Car – Strategic Vision

2013 Elantra GT

5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Top Safety Pick+ – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
Best New Small Car (over $21,000) – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)

2013 Genesis

Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
Best Retained Value Award, Full-Size Car – Canadian Black Book
Highest ranked midsize premium car in initial quality – J.D. Power

2013 Genesis Coupe

Total Value Award, Premium Coupe – Strategic Vision

2013 Sonata

5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Total Value Award, Mid-Size Car – Strategic Vision

2013 Sonata Hybrid

5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

2013 Santa Fe Sport

Compact Utility Vehicle of the Year – Auto123.com
Top Pick, CUV/SUV Low – Autos.ca
5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
One of the 10 Best Interiors – Ward’s

2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T

Best New SUV ($35,000-$60,000) – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)
2013 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)

2013 Tucson

Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

2013 Equus

Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
Total Value Award, Luxury Car – Strategic Vision
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2012 Accent

One of the 10 Best Interiors – Ward’s
2012 Subcompact Car of the Year – Auto123.com
Best New Small Car under $21,000 – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)

2012 Elantra

Canadian Car of the Year – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)
2012 North American Car of the Year – North American Car of the Year (NACOTY)
Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
2012 Compact Car of the Year – Auto123.com
Best New Small Car over $21,000 – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)

2012 Genesis

Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

2012 Sonata

Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

2012 Santa Fe

Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

2012 Tucson

Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
2012 Best Resale Value Award – Kelley Blue Book

2012 Veloster

Best New Design – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)
Best New Sports/Performance Car under $50,000 – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)

2012 Equus

Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
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Hyundai brand

Third among non-premium nameplates in vehicle dependability – J.D. Power

2011 Elantra

Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
Best Compact Car – AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
Top 10 Urban Cars of 2011 – Cars.com
Best Economy Sedan of 2011 – Consumer Search
Top 10 Green Cars for 2011 – Kelley Blue Book
One of the 10 Best Interiors – Ward’s
Residual Value Award, Mid-Compact Segment – ALG

2011 Genesis

Best Aspirational Luxury Car – AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
Top Pick for 2011 – Canadiandriver.com

2011 Genesis Coupe

2011 Consumers’ Top Rated, $25k-$35k Coupe category – Edmunds.com

2011 Sonata

Best Premium Mid-size Car – AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
Best Cars for Families 2011 – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
2011 Ukrainian Car of the Year – Autocentre
International Car of the Year – Road and Travel Magazine
Special Total Value Award – Strategic Vision
Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
All-Star – Automobile Magazine
Top Pick for 2011 – Canadiandriver.com
5-star overall crash safety rating – Australasian New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)
One of Car and Driver’s 10 Best – Car and Driver
2011 Mid-size Car of the Year – Auto123.com
Best Buy – Consumers Digest
Best Car to Buy – TheCarConnection.com
"The 2011 Hyundai Sonata ranks 1 out of 8 Family Sedan Cars" – USA Today
Winner of “Intermediate Car Match” – Sympatico.ca Autos
No. 1 Mid-Size Sedan in a comparison test – Car and Driver
No. 1 Mid-Size Sedan in a comparison test – Edmunds.com
Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
NHTSA 5-star Crash Rating – The 2011 Sonata has been awarded an overall 5-star crash safety rating from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)*
* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). The 5-star rating applies to all the trim levels of the 2011 Sonata produced after July 2, 2010.

2011 Santa Fe

Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

2011 Tucson

Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
Top Pick for 2011 – Canadiandriver.com
Best New SUV / CUV under $35,000 – Automobile Journalist’s Association of Canada (AJAC)
Tucson (ix35) – 5-star safety rating – Australasian New Car Assessment Program

2011 Equus

Most Appealing Large Premium Car – J.D. Power and Associates
Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

Hyundai brand

Top five most-considered brands – Kelley Blue Book
Top Ranking in Quality Report – Auto Bild
The most improved Brand in 'Automotive Brand Indicator' – Kelley Blue Book
Number 1 in Brand Loyalty – Kelley Blue Book
Number 1 in Brand Loyalty Index – Brand Keys

2010 Accent

"Highest Ranked Sub-compact Car in Initial Quality in the U.S." in J.D. Power and Associates – 2010 Initial Quality Studysm

2010 Elantra

Elantra Touring – Top 10 Coolest New Cars under $18,000 – Kelley Blue Book
One of the Top Recommended Vehicles for 2010– Edmunds.com
Elantra Touring –Top 10 Family Cars – Kelley Blue Book

2010 Genesis

2010 Total Quality Award Winner in near-luxury car segment – Strategic Vision
Canadian Driver 2010 Top Pick – CanadianDriver.com
Winner of "Aspirational Luxury Car Class" – AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

2010 Sonata

First-ever “President’s Award” – AutoPacific

2010 Tucson

Tucson (ix35) – 5-star safety rating – Euro New Car Assessment Program
Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Winner of "Compact Crossover SUV Class" – AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

2009 Genesis

"Most Appealing Midsize Premium Car in the U.S" - J.D. Power and Associates
2009 Canadian Car of the Year – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)
2009 North American Car of the Year – North American Car of the Year (NACOTY)
2009 Best New Luxury Car under $50,000 – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)
5-star crash test rating, highest government ranking, for frontal and side-impact crash tests – NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)