Hyundai Awards Spotlight | Gossett Hyundai Mitsubishi | Memphis, TN

IONIQ 5 Wins World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle of the Year, and World Car Design of the Year

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 swept the 2022 World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show, winning all three categories it was nominated in. 

A jury of 102 automotive journalists from 33 countries assessed vehicles from various categories and segments before declaring the IONIQ 5 the World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year, and World Electric Vehicle of the Year.

In addition to the IONIQ 5's achievements, the annual World Car Awards also recognized Luc Donckerwolke, Hyundai Motor Group's Chief Creative Officer, as the 2022 World Car Person of the Year for his outstanding contribution toward new model developments, including the IONIQ 5.

Tucson PHEV Named 2022 Best Plug-In Hybrid by U.S. News & World Report

Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases its lists of awards and achievements. For 2022, the publication named the Tucson Plug-In Hybrid the 2022 Best Plug-In Hybrid. 

To determine the best PHEV, the editors at U.S. News & World Report evaluated 82 different vehicles on the basis of value, quality, and efficiency in their segments.

The 2022 Tucson PHEV has an all-electric range of 33 miles and an EPA-estimated 35 mpg combined, making it a fierce competitor in the hybrid electric market.[1] In addition to its efficiency, the Tucson SUV is also quite stylish and features an interior built for various kinds of drivers.

Santa Cruz Named 2022 Best Pickup Truck by Northwest Automotive Press Association

For the second year in a row, the unique Hyundai Santa Cruz has been named the 2022 Best Pickup Truck by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA). 

NWAPA members evaluated 20 pickups, SUVs, and crossovers over two days at prepared courses at the Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington. The members tested the vehicles on acceleration, braking, handling, and road manners in the first day while the second day had a focus on off-road performance.

Thanks to its powerful and efficient powertrain options, the 2022 Santa Cruz already had an edge up on the competition. When you add in the truck's flexible bed and advanced technology, and you've got a recipe for success.

Hyundai Ranked No. 1 Automaker in Customer Loyalty for 13th Consecutive Year

The Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index uses surveys to determine which automotive brands are doing the best. For the 13th year in a row, Hyundai has been ranked first in customer loyalty.

The CLEI Silver Anniversary Customer Loyalty Engagement Index recognizes brands that excel with maintaining its consumer base. The survey measured 4.3 million respondents who were asked to self-select the brands and categories for which they are customers. 

The organization used a path-to-purchase method to see how well brands meet the expectations and needs of consumers. With a wealth of vehicles in its lineup and various affordable yet luxurious options, it's no wonder Hyundai remains at the top.

U.S. News & World Report Names Tucson the 2022 Best Compact SUV for Families

Another list from U.S. News & World Report has recognized the 2022 Tucson. The signature Hyundai vehicle was named the 2022 Best Compact SUV for Families.

This accolade is comprised of the Tucson's combination of reliability, space, convenience, safety, and connectivity - factors that are highly prioritized by families. With its modest starting price, versatile lineup, and feature-packed (and comfortable) interior, the Tucson was an easy choice to win.

In total, U.S. News & World Report evaluated 96 cars, minivans, and SUVs to determine the top choices for families. However, only nine vehicles were named to their respective categories as the best option.

[1] 2022 TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid. 33-mile All-Electric Range based on a fully charged battery pack and 80 MPGe. MPGe is the EPA-equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric-mode operation. 35 Combined MPG (gas). 421-mile total range based on a fully charged battery and a full tank of gas. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual range and mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery's condition and other factors.


4 Hyundai Vehicles Win 2021 Good Housekeeping Awards

Hyundai beat out all other automakers, placing four of its vehicles on the Good Housekeeping Best New Family Cars of 2021 list.

These annual awards are a collaboration between Good Housekeeping and Car and Driver. Judges consider hundreds of vehicles, elevating only the ones that provide families with superior efficiency, safety, versatility, technology, and value. Here's a closer look at Hyundai's four award winners:

Best Subcompact Sedan: Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent was awarded for its high quality, affordable price, and excellent fuel efficiency. It also won praise for offering a smoother, more comfortable ride than the typical small sedan.

Best Midsize Sedan: Hyundai Sonata

Judges were impressed by many of the Hyundai Sonata's qualities, including its high-end styling, intuitive infotainment technologies, agile handling, and generous standard features.

Best Hybrid Sedan: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Good Housekeeping introduced a new category for hybrid and electric vehicles this year. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid got the nod for its high efficiency, comfort, and premium features.

Best Subcompact SUV: Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona is fun to look at and fun to drive, and the award judges took note. They also had kind words for the Kona's budget-friendly cost and its many standard tech features.

Want to learn more? Each of these models is available to test-drive here at Gossett Hyundai in Memphis, Tennessee.


Hyundai Elantra Named 2021 North American Car of the Year

The Hyundai Elantra conquered the competition and won the 2021 North American Car of the Year™ award. From its sporty styling to impressive fuel economy figures, the Elantra dazzled critics.

Advanced Tech

The Elantra wowed the judges with its many segment-first features, like wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. It also offers segment-first Hyundai Digital Key, which enables you to remotely manage your Elantra's locks, start the engine, and pop the trunk, all from your smartphone.

Power & Efficiency

Its sleek four-door-coupe design is backed up by its performance and efficiency. The gas-powered Elantra boasts a 201-horsepower engine that earns up to 43 mpg on the highway,* while the new hybrid model is expected to deliver over 50 mpg combined. Plus, Hyundai recently added the Elantra N and Elantra N Line performance models, so you have even more variants of this beloved model to choose from.

Interior Features

On the inside, the Elantra is just as stunning - it boasts dual 10.25-inch displays, infotainment voice controls, along with a stylish customizable 64-color mood lighting system. It's also loaded with cutting-edge safety tech, including Lane Following Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, and Safe Exit Warning. In other words, the Elantra delivers on every front.

"Elantra is a symbol of our blend of dynamic design, advanced technology and great fuel economy," explained José Muñoz, the Global Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Company, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America and Hyundai Motor America. "Elantra customers are going to experience all of the hard work and dedication that went into making this class-leading car."

Thanks to this latest win, the Elantra broke a record - it's now earned the top spot in the North American Car of the Year™ competition twice. Only two other models have received this honor more than once - the Honda Civic and the Chevrolet Corvette. 

Come see what all of the hype is about - check out the 2021 Hyundai Elantra at Gossett Mitsubishi in Memphis, Tennessee.

*2021 ELANTRA SE: 33 City/43 Hwy/37 Combined MPG. 2021 ELANTRA SEL/Limited: 31 City/41 Hwy/35 Combined MPG. 2021 ELANTRA N Line 6-speed M/T: 25 City/34 Hwy/28 Combined MPG. 2021 ELANTRA N Line 7-speed DCT: 28 City/36 Hwy/31 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.


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