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Hyundai Centennial named Saloon of the Year by EVO

2014.01.27 18:03:00 No. 2607
Hyundai Centennial named Saloon of the Year by EVO

Hyundai Centennial named Saloon of the Year by EVO

- Hyundai flagship model honoured by leading Middle East car magazine, EVO

Hyundai Motor Company"s flagship model, the 2014 Centennial has been named Saloon of the Year for 2013 by top Middle East motoring magazine, EVO. In the process, it beat out competition from the established German and Japanese models in the premium car sector.

The 2014 Centennial was launched in the Middle East in early 2013, with the promise of challenging the established names in the premium car market better than ever before through a significantly enhanced interior, the addition of a range of cutting-edge features, and the introduction of two new, high-performance GDI engines.

The award was presented to the Head of Hyundai Africa and Middle East Headquarters, Tom Lee, by Bassam Kronfli, Editor-in-Chief of EVO Magazine, who commented: &quotWe were lucky enough to test drive the 2014 Centennial last year, and were extremely impressed by it. Hyundai has claimed that the model is a genuine alternative to the more established brands, and the car itself certainly backs up these claims. The combination of a strong engine, the latest in-car technology and very reasonable pricing, meant that it was a worthy winner of our Saloon of the Year award for 2013."

Mr. Lee commented: &quotThis is the latest in a number of major awards that the Centennial has recently received in the Middle East, and is a true testament to how far we have come as an automotive company that we are now producing cars that meet and exceed the very highest quality standards in the premium car class. EVO Magazine is renowned for its editorial standards and its comprehensive testing of high-end models in the market, so to receive this award is a particularly special achievement for Hyundai Motor."

The 2014 Centennial is equipped with Hyundai[s acclaimed GDi engines, and to ensure the highest standards of comfort, it also boasts electronically-controlled multi-link suspension, while an air suspension option is also available. Passengers in the back can enjoy new dual 9.2inch LCD rear monitor entertainment screens and control their travel experience via a DIS (Driver Information System).

A smartphone touchscreen-style user experience is provided by the innovative Haptic Steering Wheel, while an All Around View Monitor utilizes small front, side and rear-mounted cameras to project a 360° view of the area surrounding the vehicle onto the driver[s information screen, making parking easier.

Hyundai[s flagship model was heralded as Best Luxury Full-Sized Car for 2013 by Automobile Magazine, while the previous generation model was named 2012 Car of the Year by Sport Auto magazine, all of which reinforces the Centennial[s strong credentials.


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About Hyundai Motor Company

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company, which leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars, offers top-quality best-sellers such as Elantra, Sonata and Genesis. Hyundai Motor has seven manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers outside of South Korea and in 2013, sold 4.73 million vehicles globally. With over 90,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world[s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.

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About Hyundai Middle East

Hyundai Motor[s Middle East headquarters are located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and are run by Managing Director for the Middle East, Tom Lee. Hyundai[s retail network in the GCC and Levant consists of: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, KSA: Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh UAE, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.

Hyundai Middle East has continued to build on its remarkable success last year, recording a 2% increase for the first half of the year in 2013. The previous year, 2012 was a record year for Hyundai in the Middle East Region. The company sold 305,800 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 7.7%. The year also saw another landmark figure, as the Korean manufacturer sold its two millionth car in the region since it began exports in 1976.


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