Monthly Archives: December 2017

Hyundai Ioniq Named a 2018 Green Car of the Year® Finalist by Green Car Journal

New! Hyundai Ioniq 360 VR video here!.

The Hyundai Ioniq has been named a Green Car of the Year® finalist by the Green Car Journal. The Ioniq was recognized as a finalist among four other vehicles in this highly competitive eco-focused segment. The winner will be revealed in the Technology Pavilion at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Thursday, November 30, at 8 a.m. Pacific Time along with other green transportation announcements.

A hallmark of the industry’s efforts to offer higher efficiency and improved environmental impact, the award reflects Green Car Journal’s examination of all vehicles, fuels and technologies in the space. Finalists are selected for their achievements in raising the bar for environmental performance based off the following factors: efficiency, performance characteristics, ‘newness,’ affordability and overall environmental achievement. The winner is selected through a majority vote by a prestigious jury that includes auto enthusiast Jay Leno, Green Car Journal editors and leaders from other notable environmental and efficiency organizations.

“The Ioniq is an important milestone in Hyundai’s commitment to global sustainability, marking a major step in the expansion of efficient, eco-friendly driving”, said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate, product and digital planning, Hyundai Motor America.  “Being named a finalist by Green Car Journal further highlights Hyundai’s leadership in bringing about a better way to drive.”

The Ioniq is the first eco-focused vehicle in the world to offer three distinct electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated vehicle platform – the Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric models. Hyundai’s approach for the Ioniq line delivers an uncompromising design and driving experience coupled with the latest in safety and convenience technologies, making it an appealing choice for a wide range of buyers.

Leave a comment

Filed under Ioniq, West Broad Hyundai

Seven Hyundai Vehicles Recognized For Safety in 2018 IIHS Awards

27555-2017SantaFeSport

Sante Fe Sport

In one of the automotive industry’s most recognized and rigorous vehicle tests, the Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport have been awarded 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ recognition. In addition, Hyundai’s Ioniq Hybrid, Elantra, Elantra GT, Sonata and Tucson models were Top Safety Pick award winners.

“Hyundai was one of the leading brands for Top Safety Pick+ and Top Safety Pick awards in 2018,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The safety of our customers and their loved ones is paramount in our thinking when we design new vehicles.”

To qualify for the Top Safety Pick award, vehicles must have good ratings in five IIHS crashworthiness tests — small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints, an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating. For the Top Safety Pick+ designation, vehicles must also gain an acceptable or good rating in passenger-side small overlap front tests and improved headlight rating. Features which helped these vehicles garner these recognitions included (but were not limited to) optional front-crash prevention, specific headlights and excellent performances in IIHS track tests at various speeds.

“We raised the safety bar for 2018,” said Adrian Lund, IIHS president. “Now vehicles have to achieve an even higher level of safety. Our Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards help consumers zero in on the vehicles with the best overall performance for crash prevention and protection.”

Leave a comment

Filed under Awards, Safety