Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Hyundai Azera Named A Consumers' Top Rated Sedan by Edmunds.com

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF., 05/29/2008 The 2008 Hyundai Azera was awarded the "Consumers' Top Rated Vehicle Award" in the $15,000 - $25,000 sedan category by Edmunds.com's visitors. The 2008 Azera received the average highest rating from the site's audience as of April 30, 2008.

"This recognition further reinforces our brand philosophy on how smart consumers think about premium sedans," said Scott Margason, national manager, Product Development at Hyundai Motor America. "Clearly, the Azera raises the bar by combining safety, luxury and value like no other vehicle in its segment. Consumers who want full-size sedan features, a smooth and powerful engine and a comfortable ride will be pleased with the Azera."

Edmunds.com tabulated the results for 21 award categories by evaluating the feedback of thousands of site visitors. Awards were given for coupes, convertibles, sedans, wagons, SUVs, trucks, minivan/vans and hybrids. Edmunds.com's editors agree that Azera is a great choice for consumers looking for a family sedan with luxurious touches at an affordable price.

More and more customers are discovering the Hyundai Azera's advantages. Enhanced design and convenience features, together with a comprehensive standard active and passive safety technology package, render the 2008 Azera a solid alternative to vehicles like the Lexus ES350, Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima. Spacious and luxurious, the Azera features more interior volume than more expensive luxury sedans, such as the Mercedes Benz E-Class and BMW 7-Series. Couple this with its continued accolades from independent automotive studies across the board and there's no question that Azera is one of the smartest premium large sedan choices available in the American marketplace today.

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 790 Hyundai dealerships nationwide.

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