Hyundai is finishing the year with a bang, grabbing top honors in consumer satisfaction across the globe.
Said Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, “These new honors cement Hyundai’s clout as a global automotive leader. They highlight the progress and relentless work of Hyundai Motor Company to be a leader in smart mobility for all. We join the entire Hyundai global community in celebrating this.”
The HYUNDAI ACCENT ranked best small car in the JD Power USA 2021 Initial Quality Study. The study, now on its 35th year, is based on the responses of 110,827 new car owners to a 223-point questionnaire on vehicle safety, driving experience, dealership experience, and resale value. The same study saw the HYUNDAI TUCSON finishing second in its segment.
In addition, ALG, a division of JD Power USA cited the 2022 HYUNDAI ACCENT as Best in Resale Value for 2022 in the subcompact category; the 2022 HYUNDAI KONA in the Micro Utility category; and the 2022 HYUNDAI KONA EV in the mass-market electric category.
According to JD Power USA, these models topped their respective segments for providing owners that sought-after peace of mind with their new vehicle purchase.
Locally, the HYUNDAI ACCENT remains Hyundai’s top-selling passenger sedan for its outstanding fuel-efficiency, while the HYUNDAI TUCSON is the best-loved Hyundai SUV for its sensible balance of power, sporty style, and drivability. The multi-awarded HYUNDAI KONA has been making waves for its head-turning looks and beastly performance on long drives. While the HYUNDAI IONIQ is one of the first electric vehicles introduced to the Philippine market.
Meanwhile, Top Gear UK hailed Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) Manufacturer of the Year at its annual awards held November 30, 2021 in Offenbach, Germany. HMC was recognized for its breadth in producing a “diverse cast of characters” across its model lineup.
The HYUNDAI i20 N was crowned overall Car of the Year 2021, topping 25 contender brands and bagged the sub-award of Performance Car of the Year.
Jack Rix, editor of Top Gear, said, “You don't win the top prize in our annual Awards without proving your all-round brilliance. Having shone on British racetracks and B-roads, we decided to throw it in at the deep end to prove its greatness, with an adventure across the Australian outback…. A little Hyundai hatchback that did so well, so far out of its comfort zone.… it was impossible to do anything but make it our overall Car of the Year.”
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, is the third top ranking automotive firm in the country. Hailed four times as Hyundai’s Asia-Pacific Distributor of the Year (2005, 2006, 2008, and 2013), and twice as Hyundai’s Global Distributor of the Year (2010 & 2016), HARI boasts of a 41-strong dealer network, superior after-sales, dealer and customer relations support, and an enviable roster of best-selling vehicles. Learn more about us at www.hyundai.ph and www.facebook.com/HyundaiPH.
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