The announcement was made during the press preview of the 2013 North American International Auto Show by FIPA, which is composed of auto journalists from across North and South America.
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Adding in the range of standard technology features, from Bluetooth to a multifunction trip computer, makes a strong case for the Hyundai hatchback's dominance over competing vehicles.
Although the vehicle was sold in Latin America as a 3-door variant of the model from the United States, the effect of the Elantra GT has been felt in the entire western hemisphere.
FIPA is based out of Guatemala and has coordinated these awards for the last twelve years. Ten different vehicles were considered for the award, with the Elantra GT winning due to receiving the largest share of the votes.
The presentation of the award came from a partnership between FIPA and Univision, one of the leading media organizations informing Hispanic Americans with automotive news across multiple platforms, including radio and television.
For more information on the Hyundai Elantra GT, including how to schedule a test drive, readers have been asked to contact Family Hyundai (http://www.familyhyundai.com/