The 2009 Hyundai Genesis was today named Canadian Car of the Year by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) – the first time a Korean manufacturer has won the prestigious award.
The Genesis was first named Best New Luxury Vehicle (under $50,000 CAD) and defeated several other well-known luxury brands to win its category and become eligible for the overall Car of the Year award. In rigorous testing, the Genesis surpassed competitors such as the Audi A3, Acura TL (Honda Accord) and Infiniti G37X when areas such as engine refinement, ride comfort, exterior styling, visibility, roominess and comfort were evaluated.
Hyundai’s Genesis has received many accolades since its arrival in the marketplace. Among its accomplishments, the Genesis has also been recognised as North American Car of the Year, and its all-new 4.6 litre Tau V8 engine was named one of “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” for 2009, marking the first time a Hyundai engine has appeared on the prestigious Ward’s list.