Consumers Identified Vehicles as the Most Satisfying in Their Classes
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 13, 2016 – The 2016 Hyundai Tucson and Azera earned the top spots in the compact crossover SUV and large car categories, respectively, in AutoPacific’s 20th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSAs).
“With many options in the compact crossover SUV and large car categories, we are proud the Tucson and Azera got the vote from consumers themselves for meeting their wants and needs,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “These vehicles took the top spot in owner satisfaction for offering better value, technology, safety and design.”
The VSAs are based on survey responses from more than 65,000 owners of new 2015 and 2016 model-year cars and light trucks. The annual survey measures owner satisfaction on 50 separate attributes. These awards identify the most satisfying vehicles on the market and are an industry benchmark which measures how satisfied owners are with their new vehicle.
“New car buyers have come to expect quality. These awards show how Hyundai is also focused on their customer’s needs and desires,” said Daniel Hall, vice president, AutoPacific.
The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson offers an edgy exterior design, a pair of fuel efficient drivetrains, and a stylish interior that is roomier than its predecessor. A host of advanced safety features are available, 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) 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation.
The 2016 Azera represents an advanced approach to the traditional premium sedan segment by delivering a powerful yet efficient powertrain, modern design, and luxury features combined with Hyundai’s consistently strong value proposition. Azera continues to offer customers the highest levels of luxury, performance, and efficiency, all brought together in an innovative design.
AutoPacific is a future-oriented automotive marketing and product-consulting firm. Every year AutoPacific publishes a wide variety of syndicated studies on the automotive industry. The firm also conducts extensive proprietary research and consulting for auto manufacturers, distributors, marketers, and suppliers worldwide. Company headquarters are in Tustin, California, with an affiliate office in the Detroit area. Additional information about AutoPacific and the Vehicle Satisfaction Awards can be found on AutoPacific's websites: www.autopacific.com and www.vehiclevoice.com.
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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