Hyundai Elantra exceeded the Chevrolet Aveo and Ford Focus in the Autobest 2012 edition. Chevrolet Europe got awarded CompanyBest 2011.
Hyundai Elantra was voted Autobest 2012 winner, receiving a total of 839 points. Ford Focus came second with 758 points, and Chevrolet Aveo got the third position with 744 points. The new Fiat Panda, whose previous generation model won Autobest award seven years ago, was ranked fourth with 668 points, followed by Toyota Yaris, with 591 points.
Hyundai Elantra is Autobest 2012
“Hyundai Elantra is a great expression of the “New Thinking. New possibilities” strategy of Hyundai Motor. The new Elantra is applying this new modern premium approach for the average customer in our region, but also in Europe. The new Hyundai Elantra is great to drive, good looking, high perceived interior quality and impressive interior space and trunk. ”The” opportunity in terms of pricing. Simply the best buy car of Europe nowadays. ”, Mr. Ilia Seliktar, Autobest President.
“There is no better moment to declare Chevrolet Europe our “CompanyBest” winner. The centennial of this legendary brand remind us how important is for the motoring landscape. To be the best sold brand in the automobile history is something fabulous. The performance of Chevrolet Europe is outstanding. We saw not just a unprecedented growth of sales, but also a giant leap in terms of image. Here we prize also the Wayne Brannon leadership in all these years.” Ilia Seliktar declared.
Hyundai Elantra was voted Autobest 2012 by 10 members of the jury, while three other members have given the first position to Ford Focus. The other jurors voted either for Aveo or for Panda.
The jury was composed by 15 members from: Croatia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Slovakia, Serbia, Turkey, Romania, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Poland, Ukraine, Slovenia, Russia, Hungary and Greece. Hyundai Elantra was chosen winner by the jurors from Greece, Hungary, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Serbia, Slovakia, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Croatia.
Hyundai Elantra & Autobest 2012 scoring criteria
The Autobest jury consider 13 criteria, each with a specific scoring, which reflects a different importance in the vote for each model. Pricing criterion is 60 points out of a total of 240 which is divided between competitors and is the most important.
Elements such as, distribution, service and availability of spare parts, consumption, versatility and the trunk capacity can receive 20 points each. The design can receive a maximum of 30 points and it’s becoming increasingly important for customers from emerging markets.
Autobest 2012 awards ceremony takes place early next year. In 2011, the award festivity took place in Romania and Dacia Duster won Autobest 2011.
Hyundai Elantra & Autobest 2011 Video
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