The 2014 Hyundai Equus and Santa Fe both have earned awards from ESPN Deportes Radio’s Ruedas ESPN, having been named “Best Luxury Sedan” and “Best Large SUV,” respectively. Presented at the 43rd annual Miami International Auto Show, this year’s awards not only mark the first time Hyundai has earned double accolades from Ruedas ESPN but it is the third year in a row Hyundai Vehicles have received recognition. The Equus and Santa Fe join the Veloster and Veloster Turbo which were named “Best New Product 2011” and “Best Sports Car 2012” respectively.
“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.”
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
- Rear Parking Assistance available on Technology Packages
- HID headlights
- ventilated front seats
- exclusive 18-inch wheels