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Hyundai Wins MotorWeek Award For "Best Minivan"

Hyundai Wins MotorWeek Award For “Best Minivan”

2007 Hyundai Entourage Receives "Best Minivan" Honor In The 25th Annual MotorWeek Driver's Choice Awards

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., 02/08/2007 MotorWeek recognizes the Hyundai Entourage as the "Best Minivan" in its 2007 Editors' Choice Awards. The award was distributed at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. As a winner, the Entourage will also be featured on a special MotorWeek episode on PBS, February 10.

"MotorWeek's 2007 Drivers' Choice Award for Best Minivan goes to a duet, the Hyundai Entourage and Kia Sedona," said John Davis, producer, host and creator of MotorWeek, the automotive series on PBS. "This second-generation Korean-branded design matches all the best features of its rivals, and then beats them in price and powertrain warranty. The leaps that Hyundai and Kia make in perceived quality with each new vehicle are well documented, and the Entourage and Sedona are just the latest examples. From school bus to apartment moving, minivans are the most versatile vehicles on the planet, and this two-some is tops."

The 25th annual MotorWeek Driver's Choice Award winners were based on the evaluations of 15 judges, comprised of the writers, producers, and crew of MotorWeek. More than 150 cars and trucks were put through rigorous road and track tests as judges assessed performance, technology, practicality, and overall value from the consumer's perspective. Winning vehicles were selected in thirteen different categories.

"Since its introduction last year, Entourage has earned a number of honors and awards including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's top five-star crash test rating and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest honor - the gold ‘Top Safety Pick’ award," said John Krafcik, vice president of Strategic Planning and Product Development, Hyundai Motor America. "We proudly accept the MotorWeek award, which recognizes the Entourage's spacious interior, powerful performance, and unsurpassed standard safety technologies."


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 755 dealerships nationwide.


Now in its 25th year, the annual MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Awards are coveted by drivers as the definitive list of best automotive picks for a range of lifestyles. Unlike other industry benchmarks, MotorWeek&39;s categories reflect consumer buying trends and the full range of buyer preferences. MotorWeek, the original television automotive magazine series, is one of the nation's leading sources for automotive industry news, new car information, and driving entertainment.