Lester Glenn Auto Group is proud to offer the North American Car of the Year to our customers. Whether you are at our Hyundai of Toms River or Hyundai of Manahawkin location, you can experience why the 2012 Hyundai Elantra has received this prestigious award.
The newly redesigned Hyundai was announced as the winner at the North American International Auto Show and was chosen by 50 automotive journalist from across North America.
“The awards are unique in the United States because instead of being given by a single media outlet they are awarded by a coalition of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who represent magazines, television, radio, newspapers and web sites.” North American Car of the Year website
It goes on to state, “The awards are designed to recognize the most outstanding new vehicles of the year. These vehicles are benchmarks in their segments based on factors including innovation, comfort, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.”
Out of the three finalists, the panel gave the Elantra 174 points, the Passat 161 and the Focus 155.
“The Hyundai Elantra is sporty, yet sensible. Luxurious, yet affordable. Spunky, but safe. The Elantra is a series of paradoxes and every one is another argument for the latest, impressive entry in the Hyundai lineup,” wrote Jayne O’Donnell, one of the voting journalists and from USA Today.
To be eligible a vehicle must be all new or substantially changed.