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Hyundai Genesis Wins Car of the Year at Detriot Auto Show

January 11, 2009

The Hyundai Genesis is an amazing car – we’ve written about it on our website www.driveworryfree.com.  Now, a group of car-enthusiast journalists have confirmed what we knew all along.  Here is the story:

DETROIT AUTO SHOW
Hyundai Genesis, Ford F-150 named top vehicles

Richard Truett

  image Car of the Year winner: Hyundai Genesis
DETROIT — The 209 Hyundai Genesis today was named the North American Car of the Year by a panel of 50 of the nation’s top automotive journalists. The redesigned 2009 Ford F-150 hauled away Truck of the Year honors.
The Genesis defeated the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Ford Flex. The F-150 came out on top over the redesigned Dodge Ram and Mercedes-Benz ML320 Bluetec.
The awards are given to the vehicles that get the most points by the panel of journalists. Each category had a total of 500 points this year, 10 points per judge.
This year was the first time that two diesel-powered vehicles, the Jetta TDI and the ML320 Bluetec, made the list of finalists. It was also the first time a Korean vehicle, the Genesis, has been a finalist.
Voting started in September from a list of 14 new or substantially revamped cars and 12 new or redesigned trucks and SUVs. Cars that didn’t make the final cut include the Dodge Challenger coupe, the Honda Fit and the Toyota Venza crossover. On the truck side, the Chevrolet Traverse, Volkswagen Tiguan and Subaru Forester didn’t make the list of finalists.
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  1. […] who came up with those final three? The BCS? goatrope.Jalopnik Comments – http://jalopnik.com/|||Hyundai Genesis Wins Car of the Year at Detriot Auto ShowThe Hyundai Genesis is an amazing car – we’ve written about it on our website […]

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