Hyundai Elantra Named North American Car Of The Year

Winning the Big One: Hyundai Elantra Named 2021 North American Car of the Year™

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It's arguably the biggest, most prestigious award in the U.S. auto industry: The 2021 Hyundai Elantra, available at Northtown Hyundai in Amherst, NY, was voted the winner of the 2021 North American Car of the Year award by the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) automotive media jury.

This was the second time the Hyundai sedan has won Car of the Year, having earned the award previously in 2012. Out of all cars produced in North America, only two others have won the award more than once, and this is Hyundai's third Car of the Year honor. The winner was announced during a virtual event earlier this year. The Elantra is a sedan that's already impressing some even more important judges: Our many wonderful customers who drive the new Elantra sedan every day on the streets of Buffalo and Williamsville, NY.

A Grateful Acceptance from the Top

José Muñoz, Global Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Company, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America and Hyundai Motor America, accepted the award for Hyundai, saying, "I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the entire company, our Alabama and Ulsan plant employees who build Elantra and our dealers," he said, adding that "Elantra is a symbol of our blend of dynamic design, advanced technology and great fuel economy. Elantra customers are going to experience all of the hard work and dedication that went into making this class-leading car."

Automotive Competition at the Highest Level

The jurors for the North American Car of the Year competition tested and evaluated more than 40 outstanding new vehicles before voting to select the top three cars, utility vehicles and trucks to be the finalists for 2021. Now in its 28th year, the North American Car of the Year awards are chosen through a series of three separate votes by a diverse jury of automotive journalists from a wide variety of media outlets in the United States and Canada. Jurors evaluate the finalists based on segment leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

Founded in 1994, the North American Car of the Year awards are the longest-running new-vehicle awards not associated with a single publication, website, radio or television station. Because of the jurors' independence, these awards are among the most respected in the industry.

Introduced with Hollywood Flair, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra Has Lived Up to Its Billing

Last year, Hyundai officially launched its all-new 2021 Elantra and Elantra Hybrid at The Lot Studios in West Hollywood with a special event broadcast around the world. It was the world debut of the latest version of this popular compact sedan. The 2021 Elantra showcases Hyundai's latest objectives, including an innovative design identity, hybrid electric vehicle technology, and segment-first wireless Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® connectivity. That capability gives you safer, hands-free access to your phone apps so you can focus on the road ahead as you drive toward Tonawanda, NY. The 2021 Elanta also provides inspired driving dynamics and the most rewarding in-car experience in its class.

Test Drive the 2021 North American Car of the Year at Northtown Hyundai

Come experience the extraordinary features, capabilities and design that excited some of the toughest automotive judges in the world. Browse our new 2021 Hyundai Elantra models online and then contact us to schedule a test drive. Imagine how much the simple act of driving will be enhanced when your daily transportation is the 2021 North American Car of the Year from Northtown Hyundai in Amherst NY.


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