2021 Hyundai Elantra N-Line  

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra has made headlines for earning the North American Car of the Year award, beating out the Nissan Sentra and other runners up. With recent advancements, it stands out in its class and has earned the praise of critics and consumers alike. The Elantra was announced as the winner by the North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) automotive media jury at a virtual event hosted by the organization. This is the second time the model has earned this prestigious award.

More than 40 new makes and vehicles were tested and reviewed by the jury before the winner was selected. Only two other cars have been named the North American Car of the Year more than once, which includes the Honda Civic and the Chevrolet Corvette.

José Muñoz, Global Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Company, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America and Hyundai Motor America, said, "Thank you to all of the jurors. I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the entire company, our Alabama and Ulsan plant employees who build Elantra, and our dealers. Elantra is a symbol of our blend of dynamic design, advanced technology, and great fuel economy. Elantra customers are going to experience all of the hard work and dedication that went into making this class-leading car."

2021 North American Car of the Year™ Award  

The Hyundai Elantra was selected for its "Parametric Dynamics" design theme, which makes it have a sleek and stylish four-dour design and for being the first model in its segment to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The model also comes with a Hyundai Digital Key for added accommodation, making it stand out in its segment. Drivers can choose from the Elantra N and Elantra N Line trims, which have been added to the line-up for those seeking more features and advanced technology. The 50 MPG combined fuel-efficiency is another perk for consumers who select the Elantra Hybrid.

The award is unique because it's not related to any publications, TV shows, or radios and began in 1994. After 28 years, the winner is selected through three different votes from a diverse group of automotive journalists and outlets throughout Canada and the U.S. There are a few categories considered when making the selection, which includes design, safety, driver satisfaction, handling, innovation, and segment leadership. The independence of each juror makes the award more reputable and respected in the industry.

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