The Car Book 2007 Honors Six Hyundai Models With "Best Bets" SelectionsHyundai's Accent, Elantra, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tucson and Entourage Recognized for Meeting the Safety and Performance Needs of the American Buyer
March 6, 2007 -- Fountain Valley, Calif. -- Hyundai, with the freshest line up in the auto industry, earned "Best Bet" distinction for more than half its vehicles in The Car Book 2007. Six Hyundai models - the Accent, Elantra, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tucson and Entourage - earned the title "Best Bet" from author Jack Gillis and the Center for Auto Safety. For 27 years, The Car Book has selected vehicles for this distinction based on how well they respond to the safety and performance needs of today's consumer.
"Hyundai has completely revamped its model line up with a focus on American consumers' desire for safety and performance," said John Krafcik, vice president of product development and strategic planning, Hyundai Motor America. "The six models selected are examples of our dedication to providing consumers with unsurpassed standard safety equipment and great performance in a well-designed package."
The Car Book has analyzed new vehicles each year for the past 27 years to identify vehicles that have made a significant contribution to bettering the market. "Best Bets" ratings designate The Car Book's highest-rated cars in each of the size categories. Ratings are based on expected performance in ten important categories: crash tests, safety features, fuel economy, rollover, overall maintenance and repair costs, warranties, insurance costs and complaints, with the heaviest emphasis on safety.
Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 755 dealerships nationwide.