2017 Hyundai Elantra Recognized For Its New Design

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    The 2017 Hyundai Elantra received a 2016 International Design Excellence (IDEA) Bronze in the Automotive & Transportation 2016 Category. In the crowded compact car segment, the Elantra won for its outstanding and unique design.

    2016 Hyundai Elantra Limited

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    The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is among more than 1,700 designs projects from 30-plus countries that competed in IDEA 2016. Jury Chair Cameron Campbell, IDSA, led a team of global design experts from June 3 to 6 at the iconic Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI to judge more than 600 finalists. The result—26 Gold; 47 Silver; and 63 Bronze IDEA winners that span a wide range of 21 categories such as social impact; medical and scientific innovations; transportation; home and garden; office; personal accessories; children’s products; sporting goods; and much more. “I value the critical discussions with my peers from diverse disciplines in defining the best of design,” says Campbell.

    IDEA is a premier international design competition, recognizing and promoting design excellence across a wide array of industries and disciplines conducted annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). IDEA judging is based on the following criteria of Design Excellence: Design Innovation, Benefit to the User, Benefit to the Client, Benefit to Society and Appropriate Aesthetics.

    The 2017 Hyundai Elantra, offered as a traditional compact sedan, an efficient turbocharged Eco model and a performance-minded upcoming Sport edition, sports a bold aerodynamic design with a comprehensive suite of safety features, modern interior styling with class-above features and user-friendly technologies. Starting at $17,150, the new Elantra is priced $100 less than the award-winning model it replaces.

    A selection of IDEA 2016 winners will be showcased in an exhibit that opens July 11 at The Henry Ford—also the site of the grand IDEA 2016 Ceremony and Samsung-sponsored Gala on August 17 that coincides with the kickoff of the IDSA International Conference set for August 17-20 at the Detroit Marriot at the Renaissance Center. The IDEA 2016 Ceremony is free and open to the public. Gala tickets can be purchased in advance or on site.

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