Hyundai Genesis named Best Luxury Car, best for Latino families, at Hispanic Motor Press Awards

Ricardo Rodriguez-Long (left) and Jaime Florez (right) present the Hispanic Motor Press Award “Best Luxury Car” for the 2015 Genesis to Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America (center) ((PRNewsFoto/Hyundai Motor America).


The all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis was named today a Top Ten Car of 2015 by the jurors of the Hispanic Motor Press Awards on Thursday. Honored as the “Best Luxury Car” at the annual Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2015 Genesis represents a bold step forward for Hyundai as it also has proven to have the ability to appeal to a wide variety of demographics in a very competitive market.

“There are a lot of good luxury vehicles in the market. This was the hardest segment for the jury to come up with just one car. At the end, the Hyundai took the top spot as it not only offers premium quality, great workmanship and finish, excellent warranty, and the option of a V6 or V8, but the pricing for all offered the best package for the Hispanic family,” said Ricardo Rodriguez-Long, Jury Director for the Hispanic Motor Press Awards. “Definitely, Hyundai has arrived to the top and the Genesis is proof that they can compete on a very demanding segment.”

For the 5th annual Hispanic Motor Press Awards, the jury panel was comprised of ten distinguished national Hispanic automotive journalists. The judging committee evaluated the vehicles keeping the Hispanic audience’s preferences foremost in mind.

“We are honored that the 2015 Hyundai Genesis has been named ‘Best Luxury Car’ by the Hispanic Motor Press Awards,” said Mike O’Brien, Vice President, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The all-new Genesis carries a host of premium features and improved dynamics. It also continues to deliver the highest levels of safety and technology along with an exceptional value. Hispanic families looking for accessible luxury should add this vehicle to their short lists.”

Only vehicles that are all new and available to consumers in all 50 states were eligible for consideration in their respective segments. Winners in the 10 vehicle categories were selected based on design, comfort, safety, economy, handling, performance, functionality, environmental requirements, driver satisfaction and value.

This is the second time Hyundai has been recognized by the Hispanic Motor Press Awards. The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe was named the best vehicle in the Sport Utility Vehicle category in 2012.