The 2009 Hyundai Genesis wins the crown of 2009 North American Car of Year at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show.
"Genesis represents everything we've learned, so far, about engineering great automobiles -- and we're delighted that the judges have recognized the good work of our R&D teams," said John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America acting president and chief executive officer. "And we're not stopping here ... Genesis will share company in Hyundai showrooms this spring with its rear-wheel drive platform-mate, the Genesis Coupe." This year, the jurors considered more than 50 new vehicles before selecting the top three cars and top three trucks. The Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Ford Flex were the other finalists.
Only 10 years ago, Hyundai was still at the butt of Jokes by most automotive journalists. While Even Top Gear has given Hyundai's New European Line-up good reviews, some people still snicker at the idea of Hyundai making a good car. I personally have been depending on the workhorse Hyundai Accent for years now. I know for a fact they make good cars. The question is, do you think so?