Hyundai vehicles have recently been recognized by Kelley Blue Book and ALG.
The Santa Fe, Kona Electric and Elantra models have placed in their respective mid-size SUV, electric vehicle and compact car segments of the 2021 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards.
The awards are based on expert vehicle evaluation and testing of nearly every new vehicle available in the U.S., analyzing a broad array of vehicle data, including pricing, five-year cost-to-own data and consumer reviews.
“We are thrilled to win three unique Kelley Blue Book Best Buy awards in the eco, car and SUV segments for 2021. Our Kona Electric, new Elantra and significantly enhanced 2021 Santa Fe are breakthrough products and we heartily agree with the editors of KBB.com in their decision to give these standout vehicles one of the most prestigious awards in the industry,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president of product planning and mobility strategy, Hyundai Motor North America.
In addition, the company’s 2021 Sonata recently won ALG Residential Value Award in the midsize car segment. This honor recognizes vehicles that are projected to hold the highest percentage of their Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price after a three-year period, a critical aspect in the total cost of ownership.
“Customers of Hyundai’s 2021 Sonata will be selecting a vehicle that will hold its value more than any other in the entire midsize car segment,” Boyle said. “Earning a Residential Value Award from ALG makes Sonata’s striking design, performance capabilities and range of advanced safety and technology features even more compelling.”
The 2018 Sonata and 2018 Santa Fe Sport have also been recognized by ALG with the Pre-Owned Value Awards in the midsize and midsize utility two-row seating segments, respectively.
The Sonata, Elantra and Santa Fe are manufactured at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Montgomery. The plant recently announced it would be adding the Santa Cruz in 2021 and the Tuscon in 2022, giving the Alabama plant five vehicles to produce.