The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Named “2013 Car of the Americas”

Hyundai's sporty hatchback earns accolades from Inter-American Federation of Automotive Journalists.
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Jan. 25, 2013 - PRLog -- The team at Family Hyundai, one of the leading Chicagoland auto dealers (, have been fans of the Elantra GT for some time, so it should come as little surprise that they are excited to announce that the vehicle has been declared the “2013 Car of the Americas” by the Inter-American Federation of Automotive Journalists (FIPA).

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.

The criteria for evaluating the 2013 Elantra GT (, available now at Family Hyundai, consisted of emissions, safety, technology, and economy. The Elantra GT owes its popularity to each of the criteria it was judged on, with a 1.8L 148-hp engine offering significant power while maintaining a respectable fuel efficiency, innovative driver selectable steering technology, and a starting price of just $18,545.

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 ( Located at 8101 West 159th Street in Tinley Park, their dealership carries the latest vehicles from Hyundai as well as a diverse selection of pre-owned models. Their showroom and service center are each open six days a week.
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