• Model Recognized for its Aesthetic, Ergonomic and Design Aspects
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 20, 2016
– The 2017 Hyundai Elantra was named to the inaugural Wards 10 Best User Experiences (UX) list. The Elantra is recognized as a value leader in this year's competition for its user-friendliness and sophistication.
'We are honored the Elantra is included in the Wards 10 Best User Experiences list among the likes of luxury models,' said Mike O'Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. 'The Elantra was designed with advanced technology and premium convenience to bring our customers an exceptional user-friendly driving experience at a great price.'
The 2016 Wards 10 Best UX competition was created as a spin-off of 10 Best Interiors. Wards 10 Best UX drills deeply into the user-friendliness of vehicle systems designed to minimize distraction and frustration, prevent accidents and improve safety. Points are awarded based on a vehicle's performance in the areas of connectivity, intuitive controls, displays, navigation/maps, materials, infotainment and driver-assistance systems. Are there any 'surprise and delight' elements to the user experience? Finally, there is no price cap, but a vehicle's overall value is considered as well. Wards Auto editors evaluated 29 all-new or significantly redesigned light vehicles available in the U.S. Only 10 vehicles were honored for delivering outstanding user experiences.
The all-new 2017 Elantra truly advances ahead of the compact car class with innovative technology that enhances driver confidence and convenience, without the premium price. The Elantra enhances the driver experience with available all-new Dynamic Bending Light and Smart Cruise Control technology. All Elantras come standard with iPhone®/USB and auxiliary input jacks and SiriusXM® satellite radio. New for 2017, the Elantra features two advanced infotainment systems beyond the base audio system that perfectly cater to the digitally connected—an available 7.0-inch Display Audio touchscreen system with rearview camera and Hyundai's next-generation 8.0-inch navigation system. Both multimedia systems are equipped with Apple® CarPlay and Android® Auto support for seamless and intuitive operation of the most commonly used smartphone functions including app-based navigation, streaming audio, voice-controlled search capabilities, plus any approved smartphone apps. Since smartphone integration requires a wired connection to the vehicle, Elantra provides an available second USB port for charging—the first application on a Hyundai vehicle. The 2017 Elantra also offers the next-generation Hyundai Blue Link system with enhanced safety, service and infotainment telematics.
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 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.