Hyundai’s Avante Award North American Car of the Year

Hyundai Motor Company’s representative semi-mid-sized sedan Elantra was selected in the “2021 North American Car of the Year” passenger car category.

North America Car of the Year is an event to select the best cars by dividing cars released every year into three categories in the United States and Canada, which are considered the biggest battlegrounds in the global automobile market. Hyundai Motor Group, whose three models were nominated for the finalists this year, received the award for the third consecutive year with the 7th Generation Avante Award.

At the “2021 North American Car of the Year (NACTOY)” online awards ceremony held on the 11th (local time), Avante, Genesis G80, and Nissan Centra were nominated as finalists in the passenger car category.

The organizers said, “The Avante is a popular vehicle in the sedan line. The innovative design applying the parametric dynamics theme, cutting-edge convenience specifications such as digital keys, and fuel economy were highly appreciated.” The North American Car of the Year, which started in 1994 and is called the “Academy Award,” of the automobile industry, is selected by the vote of the US and Canadian automobile reporters.

The 7th generation Avante was first unveiled in Los Angeles, USA in March last year. The dynamic design with a clear character line was evaluated as impressive. In the U.S., sales slowed slightly due to the contraction of the automobile market due to the covid-19, but in Korea, sales increased by more than 40% from 62,000 units in 2019 to 87,000 units last year.

Avante’s North American Car of the Year award is the second time after 2012. Only two models have been awarded more than once since the award was established in 1994, the Chevrolet Corvette and the Honda Civic. Hyundai Motors said, “Avante, one of the representative models of semi-mid-sized sedans, has become one of the most recognized vehicles in the world.”

This year, domestic cars produced the most final candidates following last year. Avante and Genesis G80 in the passenger car division were named as well as the Genesis GV80 in the sports utility vehicle (SUV) division. On the other hand, Japanese brands have not been awarded a model for three consecutive years. An official from Hyundai Motors expected that “Avante, who has confirmed that is the strongest semi-mid-sized model in the US, will show a greater role in the global market with this award.

Kia’s SUV Sorento was selected as the’Large SUV of the Year’ at the ‘2021 What Car Awards’ in England on the 11th (local time). The What Car Awards, which celebrated its 44th anniversary this year, is a car awards ceremony hosted by “Wat Car,” a British automotive media outlet. Kia Motors has won awards for the fourth consecutive year, starting with the Pecanto (City Car of the Year) in 2018.


Hyundai i10 The Best City Car 2021 According to What Car

British car website What Car has named the new Hyundai i10 the best city car of the year 2021. This was announced at the annual award ceremony of ” What car” which took place online earlier this week, where the i10 was praised for efficiency in operation, good technical equipment and not least comfort as the i10 is considered, among other things, extremely quiet.

Most people voted for i10
In addition to the aforementioned advantages of the Hyundai i10, the judges also said that in the last twelve months, the i10 has rapidly risen in the popularity list among readers of “What car”  when many mentioned it as one of those who would be a strong candidate for the next car purchase in an opinion poll among readers. In the end, the Hyundai i10 ended up in first place on the list, as the one most participants in the survey said would be the next choice.

One of the most popular cars in its class
Few Hyundai cars have enjoyed as much popularity in recent years as the Hyundai i10, which has become one of the most popular cars in its class for many years.

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