HYUNDAI VELOSTER IS ONE OF KBB.COM’S “10 COOLEST NEW CARS UNDER $18,000” FOR 2016

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 19, 2016 – The 2016 Hyundai Veloster was named one of the “10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000” by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. The trusted car experts recognized the vehicle for its unique styling and fun driving dynamics.

“With one door on the driver’s side and two doors on the other side, the Veloster is among the most uniquely configured cars on the road,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. “But what makes the Veloster so compelling is that it mixes that standout style with surprising practicality and affordability.”

Two longstanding criteria, fun-to-drive and fun-to-own, are factors that determine which 2016 model-year vehicles make the list. Each vehicle also needs to be available for $18,000 or less.

“The Veloster does an outstanding job of combining cool, fun-to-drive, unique styling and advanced technologies, all while delivering value” said, Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “We will continue to place emphasis on designing vehicles that meet the hearts and minds of our customers.”

Veloster experienced sales gains during April 2016, up 69 percent, compared to the same time last year. The lineup offers convenience, safety and performance for 2016, with continuing appeal for the new Veloster Turbo. Both Veloster and Veloster Turbo models feature cutting-edge powertrain technologies like direct injection. Veloster appeals to youthful customers by combining excellent fuel economy, spirited performance and low emissions without compromise. For 2016, all Veloster models offer a revised hood appearance without vent accents, a dark gray grille surround, 10mm-wider tires fitted to all 18-inch wheels, and new audio/navigation system functions (HD Radio®, Apple Siri®, and next-generation Blue Link®).

KELLEY BLUE BOOK (www.kbb.com)
Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website KBB.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In Values and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new and used cars this week. The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies, and governmental agencies. Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com ranked highest in its category for brand equity by the 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study and has been named Online Auto Shopping Brand of the Year for four consecutive years. Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. is a Cox Automotive™ brand.
 

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.

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