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Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport Earn 2017 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award
No. 49010-02-2017267 hits
  • Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport received the award for the midsize crossover/SUV class, competing with 16 other models
  • Editors of Consumer Guide Automotive thoroughly evaluated more than 150 vehicles based on the latest automotive trends and vehicle attributes


February 10, 2017 – The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are recipients for the 2017 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Award in their respective categories. Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport received the award for the midsize crossover/SUV class, competing with 16 other models. For 50 years, Consumer Guide Automotive has been one of the most respected, unbiased new- and used-car review companies in the U.S. The Best Buy Award trophy was presented by Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.

The editors of Consumer Guide Automotive thoroughly evaluated more than 150 vehicles based on the latest automotive trends and vehicle attributes to select the very best model in every consumer segment. These attributes include price, features, performance, accommodations, fuel economy, reliability and resale value. The editors also test drove the vehicles through various driving conditions.

“Both Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport deliver a quiet, comfortable, refined cabin, and the all-around versatility that crossover buyers need,” said Tom Appel, publisher, Consumer Guide Automotive. “This happens at prices that are just a little lower than you might expect.”

The 2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport provide all-around versatility that crossover buyer’s demand. The vehicles continue to offer:

  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Seating for five to seven passengers.
  • 2017 Santa Fe Sport is powered by a(n):
    • - 2.4-liter, four-cylinder direct-injected engine with 185 horsepower
    • - Optional 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 240 horsepower.
  • 2017 Santa Fe is powered by a 3.3-liter Lambda V6 engine with 290 horsepower.


The improvements range from enhanced exterior design to additional infotainment, convenience and safety technologies.

Hyundai Motor will Debut the All-new Accent at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto
No. 48909-02-2017302 hits
  • Teaser hints at sleek design for all-new version of the popular subcompact
  • Further details to be revealed during press conference on 16 February, in Metro Toronto Convention Centre


February 9, 2017 – Hyundai Motor will host the world premiere of the All-new 2018 Accent subcompact on February 16, at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.

Ahead of the show, Hyundai Motor released a teaser image and video of its feature vehicle, suggesting a fresh, confident interpretation of the brand’s signature design language. The new car features the cascading grille, a visual signature that is integral to Hyundai Motor’s identity. It also hints at a slim and modern rear bumper, a sweeping roofline, and a sharp character line running the length of the car where it meets slim and sporty rear combination lamps.

The teaser video can be viewed at:

Further details about the all-new vehicle will be revealed during the Hyundai press conference scheduled for 9:35 am (ET) on February 16, in the North building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

The company will also broadcast the debut live on its Facebook page:

All-new Hyundai i30 Wins Acclaimed iF Design Award
No. 48808-02-2017311 hits
  • All-new Hyundai i30 receives prestigious ‘iF Design Award 2017’ in the ‘product design’ category
  • This latest triumph marks Hyundai Motor’s fourth consecutive year of recognition for its design excellence
  • Global recognition of the All-new i30’s design reflects Hyundai Motor’s commitment to a unique and evolving design language


February 8, 2017 – Hyundai Motor has won its fourth consecutive iF Design Award for the All-new Hyundai i30. Acknowledging the brand’s commitment to design and quality excellence, the All-new i30 was named winner of the ‘Automobile Product’ category.

The global recognition follows a series of Hyundai Motor wins, charting the evolution of the brand’s design philosophy. Last year, the Tucson and Elantra models found favor with the judging panel, with the i20 supermini scooping the design prize in 2015, while the luxury Genesis was recognized by the Design Awards in 2014.

Design is the number one motivating factor for Hyundai car buyers, a fact reinforced by the company’s consistently strong iF Design Awards performance and commitment to distinctive design. The All-new i30 was praised by judges at the iF Design Awards for its precise lines, refined rich surfaces and sculpted body, all of which create a timeless and confident appearance.

The All-new i30 further evolves Hyundai Motor’s design language, and its stylish vision incorporates the brand’s signature front ‘Cascading Grille’, an identity that will feature on each new-generation Hyundai model. The new grille is paired with slim and sporty headlights for an energetic appearance and a stance that suggests sporty dynamism.

For more than 60 years, iF Design Awards has been recognized around the world as a symbol of design excellence. Organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH, the accolade rewards outstanding design across a wealth of disciplines and categories.

Hyundai Motor Reports January 2017 Global Sales
No. 48702-02-2017369 hits
  • Hyundai Motor's sales of January 2017 total 342,607 units, increase of 1.3% YoY


Feb. 2, 2017 – Hyundai Motor, South Korea's largest automaker, reports its global sales results for January 2017.

Sales Results (Units)

1. Hyundai Motor currently has overseas plants in Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, Russia, Turkey and the U.S.
2. Domestic Production relate to the vehicles produced in Korea for the overseas markets.
3. Domestic Sales(Sales in Korea) is based on retail sales while Overseas Sales(Global Sales excluding Korea) is based on shipments.
4. Sales Result includes entire sedan, SUV and CV models produced by Hyundai Motor

<Highlights of Domestic Market>

- Sales of All-new Grandeur became the best-selling model of Hyundai showing a remarkable performance in January, posting 10,586 units.
- Elantra was followed by Sonata posting 5,064 and 3,997 unit sales, respectively, while total sales of sedan models recorded 20,714 units.
- Domestic sales decreased in January compared to last year due to Lunar New Year holidays.
- Hyundai Motor aims to regain sales momentum by strengthening sales of strategic models and launching new products this year.

Breakdown of Overseas Shipment (Units)

* 'Consignment (EU)' includes the amount of vehicles produced by Karsan (Turkish commercial vehicles manufacturer) on consignment.


- Despite decrease of shipment in the U.S., customers' interest in SUVs continued with sales of Santa Fe, up 53 percent and Tucson, up 10 percent, respectively.
- Sales of China recorded an increase compared to last year as models including Elantra and Tucson appeal to customers consistently.
- Czech posted increased sales compared to last year as i30 and Tucson continue to build on the sales momentum in Europe.
- Emerging markets including Russia and Brazil recorded sales increase compared to last year as their nation economy shows recovery.

Hyundai Motor Announces 2016 Business Results
No. 48625-01-2017491 hits
  • Hyundai Motor sold 4.86million units worldwide in 2016
  • Sales revenue and operating profit at KRW 93.65 trillion and KRW 5.19 trillion, respectively
  • Profits declined mainly due to high production cost caused by series of labor strikes in the latter half of 2016 and continued economic stagnancies in emerging markets
  • Hyundai Motor to regain sales momentum by expanding line-up of SUV, GENESIS and eco-friendly models
  • Hyundai Motor to increase its R&D investment and strengthen its competiveness for core future technology
  • Hyundai Motor announces new dividend policy of 30 to 50 percent of free cash flows (FCF)


Jan. 25, 2016 - Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker, today announced its 2016 full-year business results. Sales volume and operating profit declined from the same period last year due to high production cost caused by series of labor strikes and continued economic stagnancies in emerging markets.

For the year 2016, Hyundai Motor Company’s global sales totalled 4,857,933 units (Korea: 656,526 / overseas: 4,201,407), down 2.1 percent year-on-year.

Despite year-on-year decrease in sales, Hyundai Motor’s sales revenue increased 1.8 percent to KRW 93.65 trillion (auto: KRW 72.68 trillion / finance and others: KRW 20.97 trillion) from a year earlier owing to sales increase of SUVs and GENESIS models. Operating profit fell 18.3 percent to KRW 5.19 trillion and net profit showed a 12.1 percent decrease to KRW 5.72 trillion, for 2016.

In the fourth quarter alone, global sales totalled 1,380,024 units while sales revenue posted KRW 24.54 trillion with operating profit of KRW 1.02 trillion.

Hyundai Motor forecasts the business environment to be ever more uncertain due to continued sluggish global economy and possibility of increase in protectionist trade policies.

Nevertheless, Hyundai Motor will continue its effort to focus on strengthening competitiveness and product quality in the global automotive market.

To do so, Hyundai Motor will launch variety of new cars and boost sales of SUVs, GENESIS models and eco-friendly models.

Also by continuously investing in R&D, Hyundai Motor will focus on three core future technologies Clean Mobility, Freedom in Mobility and Connected Mobility, to ensure future growth.

Hyundai Motor will continue its cooperation with suppliers and actively carry out more values to customers. Hyundai Motor also strives to build a more shareholder-friendly environment by increasing transparency and shareholder’s value. The company announced its new dividend policy which outlines a payout plan of 30 to 50 percent of free cash flows (FCF).

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