Model Recognized for Its Sporty Design and Advanced Safety Technologies
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 23, 2015 – The 2016 Hyundai Tucson was recognized with the International Family Vehicle of the Year Award by Road & Travel Magazine at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Tucson earned this award for its top safety and family-oriented comfort features, like available Automatic Emergency Braking and a spacious passenger cabin that incorporates stain-resistant YES Essentials fabrics.
“The 2016 Hyundai Tucson CUV won in its category because it not only met but exceeded ICOTY's criteria with its personable and modern styling, safety features and ease of handling, and with how well it resonated with young families,” said Courtney Caldwell, founder, International Car of the Year Award. “The Tucson stood out among all the contenders in the family category based largely on family reaction.”
“Our commitment to customer safety and satisfaction is paramount at Hyundai and the all-new 2016 Tucson winning this award is further evidence these important qualities are resonating with consumers,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “We’re thrilled the Tucson is recognized over a tough group of competitors.”
The all-new redesigned 2016 Hyundai Tucson offers bold, athletic exterior styling, a pair of fuel-efficient drivetrains and a roomy, well-appointed interior. It is engineered with advanced safety features including a Lane Departure Warning system, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). The 2016 Tucson also earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS’s) 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation.
About the International Car of the Year Awards
Founded in 1996, the ICOTY Awards pioneered the 'emotional connection' (theme) as it related to cars and consumers to help raise awareness with automakers that car buyers have a deep connection with their vehicles during the purchasing process and ownership. People purchase a vehicle based on how it reflects their lifestyle, personality and financial status. As a result, most automakers today create marketing and ad campaigns that target consumer lifestyles, which contribute to brand loyalty.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
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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