Fifth consecutive year that Hyundai is recognized by Ruedas ESPN

MIAMI, Nov. 6, 2015 – Hyundai’s all-new 2016 Tucson was named today “Best Compact Crossover” by Ruedas ESPN. Presented at the 45th annual Miami International Auto Show, this year’s award marks the fifth time in a row Hyundai has been recognized by the leading Spanish-language automotive radio show in the U.S.

“The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson has everything a young family needs and more,” said Jaime Florez, Ruedas ESPN director and host. “The Tucson is a class-leading compact crossover with its appealing combination of bold design, comfort, functionality and advanced safety technologies.”

For the 13th 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”.

“We’re thrilled to receive the ‘Best Compact Crossover’ award from Ruedas ESPN for the all-new Tucson,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning at Hyundai Motor America. “This award is an important indicator that Hyundai is continuing to hit the mark when it comes to appealing 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.

The all-new 2016 Tucson is sculpted with a sporty new design, engineered with enhanced fuel efficiency and equipped with advanced safety technologies, all with a starting price of $22,700. The Tucson is designed to maximize interior space for young families who are looking for an efficient ride that’s easy to maneuver and fun to drive.

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 more than 830 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 three years 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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