FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 28, 2020 – The well-equipped Hyundai Sonata has been recognized by WardsAuto for its user-friendly interaction with the vehicle’s driver-assist technologies. Its host of convenient and intuitive technology include a 10.25-inch navigation display, first-in-class 12.3-inch TFT cluster, wireless charging, new Shift by Wire (SBW) gear selector, Remote Smart Park Assist and Digital Key – making it an enjoyable experience for both the driver and passengers.
“Hyundai designers and engineers worked tirelessly to provide a sanctuary of ‘Beautifully Smart’ for the Sonata’s interior experience,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “We appreciate that these efforts have been acknowledged by WardsAuto judges in naming Sonata one of the Wards 10 Best User Experiences within a competitive landscape of 18 new or enhanced vehicles.”
“Big displays and tons of UX and ADAS features make the 2020 Sonata an unbeatable value proposition. If there is one car that can lure mainstream buyers away from CUVs, this is it,” says Drew Winter, a Senior Analyst at Ward Intelligence and one of the eight judges that evaluated the car.
The focus of the Wards 10 Best User Experiences competition is to identify driver interfaces that are user-friendly, navigation systems that are easy to program, collision-avoidance technologies that are dependable and smartphone integration that is simple, allowing drivers reliable access to text messages, emails and phone contacts while on the road.
WardsAuto editors evaluated and scored 18 vehicles available in the U.S. with all-new or re-engineered UX features such as touchscreens, voice controls, connectivity, driver-assistance technologies and overall user friendliness. Given the features and technologies available, the Sonata is a strong contender among a diverse and competitive field. Winners will be recognized at the all-new virtual ceremony during the Informa Tech Automotive Group’s Super Event to be held Aug. 18-20. The event will feature WardsAuto User Experience, WardsAuto Interiors and TU- Detroit, and ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles conferences.
Hyundai Motor America
At Hyundai Motor America, we believe everyone deserves better. From the way we design and build our cars to the way we treat the people who drive them, making things better is at the heart of everything we do. Hyundai’s technology-rich product lineup of cars, SUVs and alternative-powered electric and fuel cell vehicles is backed by Hyundai Assurance—our promise to create a better experience for customers. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide and nearly half of those sold in the U.S. are built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.
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