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7th Annual Hispanic Motor Press Awards recognizes best vehicles for Hispanic families 

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 2, 2016 – The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe earned the best large crossover by the Hispanic Motor Press—an independent panel of content creators and journalists that evaluates new vehicles throughout the year to determine the attributes best suited for Hispanic consumers. The Hispanic Motor Press Awards® were presented at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.

"The family-friendly 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are affordable, versatile, and fun to drive with fresh exterior designs, enhanced infotainment, convenience and safety technologies," said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. "Receiving this award from the Hispanic Motor Press validates that we are meeting both the practical and lifestyle needs of our Hispanic customers.”

Adds Ricardo Rodriguez-Long, founder of Hispanic Motor Press, “Our independence from specific media outlets coupled with voluntary submissions by vehicle manufactures give our jury members the ability to choose vehicles that better serve the needs, lifestyle, and preferences of U.S. Hispanic consumers.”

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe offers 3-row seating with a variety of family features, standard in its class, including five-inch color LCD display audio system, seven-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto™ and rearview camera, and Hyundai Blue Link®. The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe earned Five-Star Safety Rating by NHTSA and is an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

The Hispanic Motor Press Awards is the only independent Hispanic awards presented in the country for the Hispanic community to enhance their vehicle experience by evaluating the various options available in the market. The jury panel is comprised of national Hispanic journalists, content creators, and influencers who assess the vehicles while considering key purchase drivers for Hispanic families in quality, reliability, style, safety, and value.

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through 835 dealerships nationwide. All new Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes a 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.

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