It’s another feather in the cap for the new Hyundai Elantra as the 7th generation model that went on sale last year has been recognized as Best Car Model of the Year 2021 at the Hispanic Motor Press Awards (HMPA).
More than 20 jurors make up the jury panel of the HMPAs with panel comprising of Hispanic automotive journalists working in the U.S., content creators, and industry influencers. The panel evaluates vehicles based on different criteria such as driving performance, safety, and environmental impact to select the top vehicles of a particular year.
The 7th gen Hyundai Elantra was named the best car model of 2021 by receiving the highest score after evaluations among more than 100 new cars released last year and this year that were shortlisted.
The Elantra is a popular car that ranks within the top ten most-purchased new cars by Hispanic consumers. According to Ricardo Rodriguez-Long, founder of the Hispanic Motor Press, Hispanic buyers represent 30% of the growth in new-vehicle sales. And said the vehicles selected by this year’s HMPAs “are considered significant automobiles in the market, as they meet the needs and desires of Hispanic consumers.”
Jose Munoz, president, and CEO of Hyundai Motor North America thanked the Hispanic Motor Press jury for the honor and said:
“The new Elantra provides exciting driving dynamics and the most progressive in-car experience in its class with many segment-first features.”
Loved by its strikingly bold styling the Elantra family now also includes a first-ever Hybrid version with up to 54mpg combined fuel economy rating (EPA estimated) as well as the N-Line performance model which will likely take the popularity of the sedan to a new level.