HYUNDAI GENESIS WINS RUEDAS ESPN “BEST LUXURY SEDAN” AWARD

Second consecutive year that Hyundai has received this prestigious award

MIAMI, Nov. 7, 2014 – Hyundai’s all-new 2015 Genesis was named “Best Luxury Sedan” by Ruedas ESPN. The leading Spanish automotive radio show in the U.S., Ruedas ESPN presented the award at the 44th annual Miami International Auto Show. By earning this accolade, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis also joins the 2014 Hyundai Equus and 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe, which were named Ruedas ESPN’s “Best Luxury Sedan” and “Best Large SUV,” respectively in 2013.

“The all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis is more luxurious and dynamic than ever before,” said Jaime Florez, Ruedas ESPN director and host. “Certainly, the Genesis is a smart buy for drivers looking for an outstanding car at an incredible value.”

For the 12nd annual Ruedas ESPN awards, an executive committee was responsible for generating the nominations. The industry experts group of jurors selected the winners of the twelve basic categories in addition to the top prize, “Ruedas ESPN Car of the Year.”

“It’s an honor to receive the award for Best Luxury Sedan for the second year in a row,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “This recognition from Ruedas ESPN is a further proof that our vehicles, including the all-new Genesis, have the ability to appeal to a wide variety of demographics in a very competitive market.”

Broadcast live on ESPN Deportes Radio, Ruedas ESPN can be heard on more than 48 radio stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico as well as SIRIUS and XM Channel 157. Every Sunday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET, hosts Jaime Florez, Niky Pauli and Sergio Rodriguez share their common passion for cars, engineering, and motorsport with thousands of Hispanics.

Representing a bold step forward for Hyundai, the 2015 Genesis is all-new inside and out with a host of premium features and improved dynamics. Riding on a completely revamped platform, the sedan is stiffer and stronger than before. A suite of advanced assistance features such as Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Blind-Spot Detection and Smart Cruise Control are offered. Two engine options are available: a 311 horsepower 3.8 liter V6 and a 420 horsepower 5.0 liter V8, while an advanced HTRAC AWD system is available for the first time on a Hyundai passenger car. With base pricing starting at $38,000, a true blend of premium value, safety, bold design and superb driving dynamics can be had with the 2015 Hyundai Genesis.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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