Hyundai Elantra Is 2012 North American Car of the Year
In an industry that’s also recently seen the launch of four all-new, next-gen compact rivals—including the Chevy Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic and VW Jetta—it was the Hyundai Elantra that was named the 2012 North American Car of the Year. The award, given each year in conjunction with the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, was the automaker’s second: The Hyundai Genesis took the title in 2009.
“Elantra speaks to the success of our recipe of bold design and great fuel economy,” said John Krafcik, president and chief executive officer, Hyundai Motor America. “In a year with some truly breakthrough competitors, we are honored that the jury recognizes Elantra’s far-reaching impact on the industry.”