2020 Hyundai Sonata Exterior Front Fascia Grille Emblem

Which Hyundai vehicles could be 2020 North American Car or Utility Vehicle of the Year?

There are hundreds upon hundreds of awards and recognitions dished out throughout the year in the automotive industry, but few are as important or prestigious as the North American Car of the Year or North American Utility Vehicle of the Year awards. The winners are announced each year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which will take place in January at the TCF Center this year. This year two different Hyundai vehicles have been nominated as finalists for these two big awards, but which?

“It is an honor to have our two flagship vehicles, Sonata and Palisade, names as top finalists for North American Car of the Year. Hyundai’s dedication to design excellence and performance coupled with industry-leading safety and technology is paramount and reigns true in these two models. The Palisade continues to exceed expectations in its first year, while we’re excited to introduce the Sonata to reinforce our commitment to the sedan market.”

– Mike O’Brien, Vice President of Product, Corporate and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America

2020 Hyundai Sonata

For the North American Car of the Year award, the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata has been nominated. The Sonata was a finalist in the 2001 awards, but 2012 was the last time a Hyundai vehicle won the award, with the Elantra taking home the prize. This year’s Sonata is the first model to be built on Hyundai’s new platform, and it has already begun making waves in the infancy of its new generation.

2020 Hyundai Palisade

On the other hand, the brand-new 2020 Hyundai Palisade has continued to make all kinds of waves since its inception earlier this year. It has a chance to bring home only the fourth North American Utility Vehicle of the Year award ever, which would be the second year in a row for Hyundai as the Kona earned the honor last year.

2020 Hyundai Sonata Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile

2020 Hyundai Palisade Exterior Driver Side Front Profile

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We’ll keep you updated on the status of the North American Car and Utility of the Year awards as we learn more next month, so be sure to follow up. Until then, be sure to browse throughout our blog to find out even more about these flagship vehicles.