Hyundai Motor wins prestigious European design award
-All-new Genesis collects iF Product Design Award 2014 in transport category
-Underscores commitment to designing the right products for the right regions
-Further validation of Hyundai Motor"s design and quality
Offenbach, Germany, 28 January 2014
Hyundai Motor has received international recognition for its vehicle design at the prestigious iF Design Awards 2014, in Germany. The Hyundai all-new Genesis won iF Product Design Award 2014 in the Transportation design / special vehicles category.
The victory for all-new Genesis underscores Hyundai"s global policy of building the right cars for the right regions. The exterior design shows an evolved interpretation of the fluidic sculpture design philosophy &ndash a long wheelbase and short overhangs emphasise sleek lines and the natural balance of the car. Inside, high levels of technology and equipment demonstrate Hyundai[s capabilities and confirm its commitment to delivering value beyond expectations.
As well as a car that combines award-winning design with high levels of driving security, comfort and safety, customers will enjoy an exclusive purchase experience that reflects the Genesis&lsquos unique qualities.
The jury awarded the sought-after prize to Hyundai[s luxury sedan model following a rigorous judging process.
Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer at Hyundai Motor Company, commented: "Recognition from the iF jury is further evidence of the transformation in Hyundai design in recent years. My vision for the brand is to create more connections with our customers. Design is the ultimate expression of a brand and its values, it establishes the connection. All-new Genesis, which takes the evolved design of Hyundai models and shows how it can translate across segments, is already connecting to Europeans on an emotional level."
The winners of the 61st edition of the annual awards are assessed by an international jury of experts. Organised by International Forum Design GmbH (iF), the awards set out to recognise outstanding design across three categories: product, packaging and communications.
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, with more than two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Hyundai Motor - which has seven manufacturing bases outside of South Korea including Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, Russia, Turkey and the U.S. - sold 4,7 million vehicles globally in 2013. Hyundai Motor, which employs over 90.000 worldwide, offers a full line-up of products including small to large passenger vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles.
Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products is available at www.hyundai.com.
About Hyundai Motor Europe
In 2013, Hyundai Motor Europe achieved registrations of 422.930 units, taking a new-car market share of 3,4%. Almost 95% of the vehicles Hyundai sells in the region are designed, engineered and tested in Europe to meet the needs of European customers. And 90% are built at its two local factories in the Czech Republic and Turkey, which have a combined annual capacity of 500.000 units. Hyundai sells cars in 30 European countries across 2.500 outlets.
Hyundai offers its unique, Europe-only, Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package with all new cars sold in the region, providing customers with a five-year warranty with no mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
More information about Hyundai Motor Europe and its products is available at www.hyundai.com/eu. Follow Hyundai Motor Europe on Twitter @HyundaiEurope.
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