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Hyundai Awards

At Hyundai, we constantly strive to produce better, more economical, more eco-friendly cars to meet our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations.

By investing in the highest levels of research and development in the automotive world, and employing the most forward-thinking designers, we continue to raise the bar.

And so it’s a great source of pride to us when not only are our drivers happy, but also when our efforts are recognised by our peers. Especially when Hyundai vehicles are awarded for design, environmental and economic attributes, low cost-of-ownership and high customer satisfaction.

Once again, for the third year in a row, the exceptional quality and value offered by the Santa Fe Highlander have ensured success in the prestigious 2014 Australia's Best Car Awards.

Checkout our complete list of achievements below:

i30 - Recommended Cars 2014, Family Cars under $30K

Motoring.com.au

Santa Fe - Recommended Cars 2014, Family Cars over $30K

Motoring.com.au

Santa Fe - Recommended Cars 2014, SUVs under $50K

Motoring.com.au

iMax - Australia's Best People Mover

Australia's Best Cars
Australia

Accent - Finalist Australia's Best Light Vehicle

Australia's Best Cars
Australia

Santa Fe - Cost of Vehicle Ownership Survey (Medium SUV)

RAA

Santa Fe - Vehicle Operating Costs (Medium SUV)

RACV

Santa Fe - Vehicle Running Costs (Medium SUV)

RAC

i30 - Recommended Cars 2013, Family Cars under $30K

Motoring.com.au

Santa Fe - Recommended Cars 2013, Family Cars over $30K

Motoring.com.au

iLoad - Recommended Cars 2013, Tradie Vehicles

Motoring.com.au

i30 Active CRDi Auto - 2013 Gold Star Value Award, Small Cars under $35k

Wheels

i20 Active 3-door - 2013 Gold Star Value Award, Light Cars under $17k

Wheels

Santa Fe Active CRDi - Best Value SUV, Best of the Best awards

Money Magazine

ix35 - Car of the Year for Women, Best Mums' Car for 2013

AutoChic.com.au

Santa Fe Highlander - OzRoamer 2013 7 Seat AWD SUV under $60,000 Award

OzRoamer

Santa Fe - Finalist Automotive & Transport Category

Australian International Design Awards

iMax CRDi - Australia’s Best People Mover

Australia's Best Cars
Australia

Elantra - Car of the Year 2012

Behind the Wheel
Australia

 
Hyundai - Best Reliability

Canstar
Australia

iLoad - Recommended Cars 2012 - Tradie

Motoring.com.au
Australia

Santa Fe -  Recommended Cars 2012 - Family Car over $30K

Motoring.com.au

Australia

i30 - Reccomended Cars 2012 - Family Car under $30K

Motoring.com.au
Australia

i30 Active CRDi -  2012 Gold Star Cars - Small under $25k

Wheels
Australia

i30SX  1.6L 4sp 5dr Auto Hatch- Vehicle Operating Costs (Small car segment)

RAC, RAA, RACQ
Australia

Santa Fe SLX CRDi 6sp 2.2L manual - Vehicle Operating Costs Survey
(SUV Med under $50k)

NRMA
Australia

Veloster 1.6L 6sp dual clutch auto - Vehicle Operating Costs Survey
(Sports Performance under $80k)

NRMA
Australia

i30cw SLX CRDi 4sp 1.6L auto - Vehicle Operating Costs (Small car over $30k)

NRMA
Australia

Accent Active CRDi 4sp 1.6L auto - Vehicle Operating Costs Survey
(Light car over $20k)

NRMA
Australia

Hyundai- Most Satisfied Customers- Sedan Category 
Best Value for Money Cars 

CANSTAR Blue
Australia

i30 SX- Most Affordable Small Car to Own and Run

RACV, RACQ, RAC, RACT, RAA
Australia

i30 - People's Choice Award

ECO Car Magazine
Australia

iMax- Most Affordable People Mover to Own and Run

RACV, RACQ, RAC, RACT, RAA
Australia

Santa Fe SLX- Most Affordable Medium SUV to Own and Run

NRMA
Australia

Santa Fe Elite- Car of the Year- Best Medium AWD SUV

OzRoamer 4WD & SUV Guide 2011
Australia

Elantra- Finalist for the Australian International Design Award

Standards Australia
Australia

iMax - Australia’s ‘Best People Mover’

Australia's Best Cars
Australia

iLoad - carsales.com.au People’s Choice Awards –
Light Commercial Van Category

carsales.com.au
Australia

i20 Active - Australia’s ‘Best Light Car Under $20,000’

Australia's Best Cars
Australia

i30 SX - Australia’s ‘Best Small Car Under $35,000’

Australia's Best Cars
Australia

iMax - Australia’s ‘Best People Mover’

Australia's Best Cars
Australia

i20 Elite - Gold Star Cars 2010 - Overall Winner
Gold Star Cars 2010 Light Under $21k Category - Winner

Wheels Magazine
Australia

i30 SLX CRDi - Gold Star Cars 2010 Small Under $26k Category - Winner

Wheels Magazine
Australia

i45 Elite - Gold Star Cars 2010 Medium $31-46k Category - Winner

Wheels Magazine
Australia

Santa Fe Elite - Gold Star Cars 2010 Medium SUVs Category - Winner

Wheels Magazine
Australia

i45 Active - Gold Star Cars 2010 Best Sedan/Hatch $26-31k Category
- 3rd Place

Wheels Magazine
Australia

ix35 Elite Diesel - Gold Star Cars 2010 Compact SUVs Category
– 2nd Place

Wheels Magazine
Australia

Getz S- Most Economical Car to Own and Run

RACV, RACQ, RAC, RACT, RAA
Australia

Hyundai- Most Satisfied Customers, Cars Award  

CANSTAR Blue
Australia

i20 - Eco Car of the Year

ECO Car Magazine
Australia

i30 - Number One Choice for Families in the Small Car Segment

Familycar.com.au
Australia

i30 - Driver Power Customer Satisfaction Survey

Autocar UK
United Kingdom

 
i30 SX - Most Economical Small Car to Own and Run

NRMA, RACQ
Australia

i45 - Australian International Design Award

Standards Australia
Australia

ix35 - Most Affordable SUV to Own and Run

RACV, RACQ, RAC, RACT & RAA
Australia

ix35 - Australian International Design Mark TM

Standards Australia
Australia

Accent - Best Coup 1st amp; Best Sub-compact Car

NADAguides.com
USA

 
Accent - Most Dependable Sub-Compact Car

J.D. Power and Associates
USA

 
Accent - Best Bet

The Car Book
USA

 
Genesis - North American Car of the Year

NACOTY
USA

Genesis - Best New Cars of 2009

About.com
USA

 
Genesis - Car of the Year

On Wheels Media Inc.
USA

 
Genesis - Car of the Year

Cars.com
USA

 
Genesis - Best Buy

Fortune Magazine
USA

Genesis - Top Safety Pick

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
USA

Genesis - Best Bet

The Car Book
USA

Genesis - Top Luxury Car

NADAguides.com
USA

Genesis - Best Luxury Sedan- Driver's Choice Awards

Motorweek
USA

Getz - Highly Commended Small Car

ECOCAR Magazine
Australia

Getz S - Most Economical Car to Own and Run

NRMA
Australia

Getz SX - Light Segment Used Car Star

Wheels Magazine
Australia

 
Hyundai - Manufacturer of the Year

NDTV Car & Bike
India

Hyundai - Manufacturer of the Year

UTVi Autocar
India

i30 1.4 - Small Family Car Best Buy under £12,000

What Car?
United Kingdom

i30 CRDi - Best Overall Car and Best Compact Car

AA Motoring Excellence Awards
New Zealand

i30 SX - Australia's Best Mid Size Car under $30,000

Australia's Best Cars
Australia

 
i30 SX - Most Economical Small Car to Own and Run

NRMA
Australia

i30cw wagon - Australian International Design MarkTM

Standards Australia
Australia

i30cw wagon CRDi    - Eco Car of the Year

Ecocar Magazine
Australia

iLoad - Best Van of the Year

Delivery Magazine
Australia

 
iMax - Australia's Best People Mover

Australia's Best Cars
Australia

Santa Fe - Best Bets

Cars.com
USA

 
Sonata - Interior of the Year

Ward's Auto World Magazine
USA

 
Sonata - Greener Choices 2009

American Council for Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
USA

Sonata - Best Overall Values of 2009

IntelliChoice.com
USA

Tucson - Best Bet

The Car Book
USA

Tucson - Top Crossover

NADAguides.com
USA

Veracruz - Best Bets

Cars.com
USA

 
Accent - Best Bet , Cars Award 2008

The Car Book
USA

Elantra - Best Compact Car for the Money , Cars Award 2008

U.S News & World Report
USA

 
Elantra - Best Bet , Cars Award 2008

The Car Book
USA

Getz - Finalist - Best Small Car , Cars Award 2008

Australia's Best Cars
Australia

 
Getz S - Most Economical Car to Own and Run , Cars Award 2008

NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RACWA, RACT & RAA
Australia

Hyundai - Car Company of the Year , Cars Award 2008

Autocar UK
United Kingdom

 
i30 - Best Compact Car of the Year , Cars Award 2008

Autocar
MIDDLE EAST

 
i30 CRDi - Most Economical Small Car to Own and Run , Cars Award 2008

NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RACWA, RACT
Australia

 
i30 CRDi - Best Small Car , Cars Award 2008

Ecocar Magazine
Australia

 
i30 SX - Australia's Best Mid Size Car under $28,000 , Cars Award 2008

Australia's Best Car Awards        
Australia    

 
i30    - Car of the Year , Cars Award 2008

Spanish Newspaper ABC
SPAIN

 
iLoad Crew Van - Best Medium Van 2008 , Cars Award 2008

Delivery Magazine
Australia

 
iMax - Australia's Best People Mover , Cars Award 2008

Australia's Best Cars Awards
Australia

 
Santa Fe - Best-in-Segment for small SUVs , Cars Award 2008

Strategic Vision's Total Quality Index (TQI)
USA

 
Sonata - Greener Choices for 2008 Honours , Cars Award 2008

American Council (ACEEE)
USA

Sonata - Best Bet , Cars Award 2008

The Car Book 2008
USA

Tucson - Best Bet , Cars Award 2008

The Car Book
USA

Veracruz - Best Large Crossover Sport Utility Vehicle , Cars Award 2008

AutoPacific
USA

 
Elantra - Most Ideal Compact Car , Cars Award 2007

AutoPacific
USA

 
Getz - Most Economical Light Car to Own and Run , Cars Award 2007

RACV, RACWA, RAA
Australia

 
Getz - Cheapest Car to Run , Cars Award 2007

NRMA Motoring & Services
Australia

 
Getz Sxi - Gold Star Car , Cars Award 2007

Wheels Magazine
Australia

 
Grandeur - Automotive Performance, Execution and layout studySM (APPEAL) -
Large Segment , Cars Award 2007

JD Power & Associates
USA

Grandeur - Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction: Large Car (tied) , Cars Award 2007

AutoPacific
USA

 
Grandeur - Total Quality Award: Best Large Car Ownership Experience , Cars Award 2007

Strategic Vision
USA

 
i30 CRDi - Car of the Year , Cars Award 2007

carsguide
Australia

 
i30 CRDi - Green Car of the Year , Cars Award 2007

carsguide
Australia

 
Santa Fe - Best Compact 4WD , Cars Award 2007

Overlander 4WD Magazine
Australia

 
Santa Fe - Top Safety Pick Award , Cars Award 2007

Insurance Institute for highway Safety (IIHS)
USA

Santa Fe - Total Quality Award: Best Small SUV Ownership Experience , Cars Award 2007

Strategic Vision
USA

 
Sonata - Most Ideal Premium Mid-Sized Car , Cars Award 2007

AutoPacific
USA

 
Sonata - Business Car of the Year , Cars Award 2007

New Zealand Company Vehicle & Executive Cars Magazine
New Zealand

 
Trajet - Most Affordable People Mover to Run , Cars Award 2007

NRMA Motoring & Services
Australia

Tucson - Most ideal Compact Crossover SUV , Cars Award 2007

AutoPacific
USA

 
Tucson - Vehicle Satisfaction Award , Cars Award 2007

AutoPacific
USA

 
Tucson - Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction: Compact Crossover SUV ,
Cars Award 2007

AutoPacific
USA

 
Tucson - Most Affordable SUV to Own and Run (Tucson City) ,
Cars Award 2007

NRMA Motoring & Services
Australia

Getz - Best First Car , Cars Award 2006

SHEdrives Car of the Year
Australia

 
Grandeur - Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction: Luxury/Large Car , Cars Award 2006

AutoPacific
USA

 
Grandeur - Best New Family Car over $C35,000 (car badged ‘Azera’) , Cars Award 2006

Auto Journalists Assoc of Canada
Canada

 
Grandeur - Total Quality Award: Best Large Car Ownership Experience , Cars Award 2006

Strategic Vision
USA

 
Grandeur - Best New Luxury Family Car (car badged ‘Azera’) , Cars Award 2006

Auto Mujeres al Volante Magazine
USA

 
Hyundai - 2006 Qualitäts Report - Most Reliable Brand , Cars Award 2006

Auto Zeitung Magazine
Germany

 
Hyundai - Ideal Vehicle Brand , Cars Award 2006

AutoPacific
USA

 
Hyundai - Initial Quality Study: 3rd among all nameplates behind
Porsche and Lexus , Cars Award 2006

JD Power & Associates
USA

Hyundai - Initial Quality Study: Best Quality 'non-premium' car brand,
Cars Award 2006

JD Power & Associates
USA

Hyundai - Manufactureer Sobre Ruedas 2006 (Mfr Of The Year) ,
Cars Award 2006

Sobre Ruedas Magazine
USA

 
Santa Fe - Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction: Mid-Size Sport Utility ,
Cars Award 2006

AutoPacific
USA

 
Santa Fe - SUV of the Year , Cars Award 2006

National Business Review
New Zealand

 
Santa Fe - Ideal Standard Midsize SUV , Cars Award 2006

AutoPacific
USA

 
Santa Fe CRDi - SUV of the Year , Cars Award 2006

NZ Automotive Awards
New Zealand

 
Sonata - Best New Family Car under $C35,000 , Cars Award 2006

Auto Journalists Assoc of Canada
Canada

 
Sonata - Ideal Premium Midsize Car , Cars Award 2006

AutoPacific
USA

 
Sonata - Driver Choice Awards, Best Family Sedan , Cars Award 2006

Motor Week on TV
USA

 
Terracan CRDi - Annual Best of the Best Awards: Best Value for money 4WD ,
Cars Award 2006

Overlander 4WD Magazine
Australia

 
Tucson - Total Value Award: Best Small SUV Ownership Experience (tied) ,
Cars Award 2006

Strategic Vision
USA

 
Tucson - Initial Quality Study: Best quality multi-activity vehicle ,
Cars Award 2006

JD Power & Associates
USA

Accent - Total Quality Award: 1st place (Small Car) (tied) , Cars Award 2005

Strategic Vision
USA

 
Elantra - Recommended Vehicle , Cars Award 2005

Consumer Guide
USA

 
Getz - Most Affordable Light Car to Own and Run , Cars Award 2005

NRMA Motoring & Services
Australia

Getz - Best Small Car , Cars Award 2005

Australia's Best Cars
Australia

 
Santa Fe - Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction: Standard Mid-Size SUV (tied) , Cars Award 2005

AutoPacific
USA

 
Sonata - Car of the Year , Cars Award 2005

National Business Review
New Zealand

 
Sonata - Recommended Vehicle , Cars Award 2005

Consumer Guide
USA

 
Sonata - Excellence in Safety Award , Cars Award 2005

Popular Mechanics magazine
USA

 
Sonata - Most Affordable Medium Car to Own and Run , Cars Award 2005

NRMA Motoring & Services
Australia

Terracan CRDi - Annual Best of the Best Awards: Best Value for money 4WD ,
Cars Award 2005

Overlander 4WD Magazine
Australia

 
Tucson - Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction: Compact Car (tied) , Cars Award 2005

AutoPacific
USA

 
Tucson - Recommended Vehicle , Cars Award 2005

Consumer Guide
USA

 
Tucson - Initial Quality Study:
Highest quality all-new model launched in 2005 , Cars Award 2005

JD Power & Associates
USA

Tucson - Best New Crossover , Cars Award 2005

Motor Week on TV
USA

 
Tucson - Total Quality Award: Best Small SUV Ownership Experience ,
Cars Award 2005

Strategic Vision
USA

       
Tucson - Editor’s Choice: SUV / Crossover under $US 45,000 , Cars Award 2005

World of Wheels
USA

 
Accent - Initial Quality Study: Highest ranked sub-compact car ,
Cars Award 2004

JD Power & Associates
USA

Elantra - Recommended Vehicle , Cars Award 2004

Consumer Guide
USA

 
Elantra - Total Quality Award: Best Small Car Ownership Experience (tied) ,
Cars Award 2004

Strategic Vision
USA

 
Elantra - Total Value Award: Award in Small Cars , Cars Award 2004

Strategic Vision
USA

 
Getz - Best Priced Car under $25,000 , Cars Award 2004

Money Magazine
Australia

 
Getz - Most Affordable Light Car to Own and Run , Cars Award 2004

NRMA Motoring & Services
Australia

 
Grandeur - Total Value Award: Award in Mid-Size Cars , Cars Award 2004

Strategic Vision
USA

 
Santa Fe - Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction: Standard Mid-Size Sport Utility,
Cars Award 2004

AutoPacific
USA

 
Santa Fe - Total Quality Award: Best Small SUV Ownership Experience,
Cars Award 2004

Strategic Vision
USA

 
Santa Fe - Total Value Award: Best Small SUV Ownership Experience,
Cars Award 2004

Strategic Vision
USA

 
Sonata - Recommended Vehicle , Cars Award 2004

Consumer Guide
USA

 
Sonata - Initial Quality Study: Highest ranked entry midsize car,
Cars Award 2004

JD Power & Associates
USA

Sonata - Total Quality Award: Best Compact Car Ownership Experience,
Cars Award 2004

Strategic Vision
USA

 
Elantra - Vehicle Satisfaction Awards: 1st place [tied] Compact Car,
Cars Award 2003

AutoPacific
USA

 
Getz - Best Small Car , Cars Award 2003

Australia's Best Cars
Australia

 
Getz - Most Affordable Light Car to Own and Run , Cars Award 2003

NRMA Motoring & Services
Australia

Santa Fe - Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction: Mid-Size Sport Utility,
Cars Award 2002

AutoPacific
USA

 
Accent - Australia's Best Small Car , Cars Award 2001

Australia’s Best Cars Awards
Australia

 
Santa Fe - Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction: Compact Sport Utility,
Cars Award 2001

AutoPacific
USA

 
Accent - Australia's Best Small Car , Cars Award 2000

Australia’s Best Cars Awards
Australia

 
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