One of Our Favorites is also a Canadian Favorite
The Hyundai Elantra is a compact sedan that makes a lot of sense to more buyers than most other cars on the market. This car was first brought to the North American market in 1991 and is now entering its sixth generation and has become one of the most loved cars to buy. The Elantra has sold at high rate not only in the US, but in Canada where more than 500,000 versions of the Elantra have been sold. The Elantra is a car that we love and so does Canada, which is proved not only because of the impressive sales numbers, but also because of the recent awards given to the Elantra.
The 2017 Elantra has recently been awarded the Best New Small car and the Elantra Sport won the Best New Sports/Performance car by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). These two awards for one car with such a small price tag make the Elantra a car that’s difficult to pass up when out shopping for the right car to give the ride that’s desired balanced with the equipment we want and the fuel efficiency needed to make it worthwhile.
These awards are certainly impressive for the Elantra, but this isn’t the first time the Elantra or any Hyundai has been recognized. The previous generation of the Elantra won Canadian Car of the Year and North American car of the Year in 2012. Since 2011, Hyundai has racked up the awards with the Tucson, Accent, Veloster, Elantra GT, Santa Fe Sport, and Sonata which have all been honored in their respective classes. Now that the Elantra and Elantra Sport have won these awards, the next step in the competition is to be considered for the Canadian Car of the Year which won’t be announced until at February 16, 2017.
While the awards are great, the fact that the Elantra, in a variety of forms has sold over 10 million units since coming to the market in 1991 is amazing. This is the worldwide sales total and it goes to show that this little car has everything we want when we drive while leaving out most of the items that just add to the price and not the value of the car. This has been the way Hyundai has operated since they began selling cars and with the number of sales that have occurred just for this one model, it’s easy to see why this has been their goal.
If you’ve been searching for a car that gives you the ride you want and the equipment that can make a huge difference in your driving experience, the Hyundai Elantra is a fantastic choice. You’ll enjoy the ride and have the perfect car for you when you decide the Elantra is a car that will give you the benefit of the ride and the quality you need. Come in in and check out this award winning duo at your nearby Hyundai dealer to have the car that gives you everything in one small package.