Hyundai Elantra wen Motor van die JaarHyundai Elantra wins Car of the Year
Hyundai se Elantra 1.8 GLS is gisteraand tydens ’n spoggeleentheid in Johannesburg as Suid-Afrika se motor van die jaar aangewys is. Die ander finaliste was die Mercedes-Benz SLK, Audi A6, Suzuki Kizashi, Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Citroën DS4, Volkswagen Jetta, Ford Focus en die Peugeot 5008.The Hyundai Elantra 1.8 GLS has won the Car of the Year prize for 2012 in the prestigious annual competition of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists and WesBank.
The elegant Elantra – Hyundai’s medium luxury sedan with its exciting and eye-catching “fluidic sculpture” styling and with driving dynamics to match – was announced as the winner at the SAGMJ and WesBank’s Car of the Year banquet at Gallagher Estate in Midrand. It is the first time that a Korean car has been awarded the South African Car of the Year prize, and it follows two years where Hyundai Automotive SA had been knocking hard at the door. In the 2011 competition Hyundai had two finalists – the ix35 and Sonata – and the i20 was a finalist in the 2010 Car of the Year competition.