Hyundai’s making a splash in the Hispanic community! Two models, the 2014 Equus and Santa Fe, have been named “Best Luxury Sedan” and “Best Large SUV” respectively by ESPN Deportes Radio’s Ruedas ESPN. The awards were handed out at the Miami International Auto Show earlier this month. It’s the third year Hyundai products have been honored but the first time two vehicles have been recognized at once. Previous awards went to the Veloster and the Veloster Turbo.
Every Sunday Ruedas ESPN broadcasts a two hour show about the automotive and racing industries. The station is broadcast by more than 48 stations across the US and Puerto Rico.
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HYUNDAI SHINES AT 2013 RUEDAS ESPN AWARDS
“Hyundai has built two vehicles that perfectly represent their segments. The 2014 Equus is pure luxury at a value while the 2014 Santa Fe has everything a growing family needs,” said Jaime Florez, Ruedas ESPN director and host. For the 11th annual Ruedas ESPN awards, an executive committee of leading Spanish-language journalists decided upon the best representations covering a total of 12 automotive segments. Each nomination is eligible for the ”Ruedas ESPN Car of The Year” award.
“We are very proud of both the 2014 Hyundai Equus and Santa Fe for earning awards from Ruedas ESPN,” said Chris Hosford, Executive Director, Corporate Communications Hyundai Motor America. “This is a significant accomplishment and proves that our vehicles are strong performers across numerous markets and have the ability to appeal to a wide variety of demographics, including Hispanics.”
Broadcast live on ESPN Deportes Radio, Ruedas ESPN can be heard on more than 48 radio stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico as well as SIRIUS and XM Channel 157. Every Sunday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET, hosts Jaime Florez, Niky Pauli, and Sergio Rodriguez share their common passion for cars, engineering, and motorsport with thousands of Hispanics.
Upgraded for 2014, the Hyundai Equus represents the epitome of luxury motoring, priced thousands of dollars less than its luxury car competitors. With new front fascia, rear end, 19-inch turbine wheels, and exclusive interior features, the Equus is heavily contented at a starting price of $61,000.
Available with three fuel efficient engines and five, six or seven passenger seating configurations, the 2014 Santa Fe is ready for every type of adventure. New for 2014 features include the added safety of Blind Spot Detection (BSD) system available on all trim levels and Rear Parking Assistance available on Technology Packages. Pushing the Santa Fe above and beyond is the availability of new premium features such as HID headlights, ventilated front seats and exclusive 18-inch wheels.