Hyundai Winning Awards Worldwide
We have to admit, it’s nice when all the dedication, commitment, massive investment and hard work gets recognised. So we’ve been very happy with the accolades and awards that have come our way over the past several years. From our design to our engineering, from vehicle efficiency to consumer satisfaction, what we have been doing has struck a chord with the judges and delighted our customers.
Hyundai Motor’s Sonata Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award
In one of the industry’s most demanding vehicle tests, Hyundai Motor’s Sonata earned the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s highest accolade for safety, receiving a 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. The IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award helps consumers select vehicles that offer the highest level of crash protection.
“Occupant safety, above all other things, is the single most important factor when designing and engineering Hyundai Motor’s vehicles,” said Mike O’Brien, Vice President of Product and Corporate Planning at Hyundai Motor America. “Given the increasing demands of the test, receiving this award is a testament to our emphasis on safety at every price point, and is a point of pride for every Hyundai Motor’s associate.”
The requirements for TOP SAFETY PICK+ were tightened for 2016. To qualify, winners must earn good ratings in each of the Institute’s five crashworthiness tests – small overlap crash test, moderate overlap crash test, side and roof strength, and head restraint tests – and have an available front crash prevention system earning an advanced or superior rating.
Tucson wins top business award
The new Hyundai Tucson has been named the Company Vehicle Medium SUV of the Year 2015, beating nine other vehicles to the top automotive business award.
The Company Vehicle magazine Business Cars of the Year featured no fewer than 10 categories, and awards are made by the magazine’s professional motoring journalists after they have driven and evaluated the vehicles.
Hyundai NZ, best distributor in Asia Pacific
Hyundai Motor Company regularly award their top-performing distributors around the word and in 2011 Hyundai Motors New Zealand was named number one in Asia pacific, ahead of stiff competition from the larger markets of China, Japan, Vietnam and Laos. It’s the first time we’ve won this award outright, having shared the glory with the Philippines in 2006.