A 2016 International Design Award Helps Set the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Apart from the Competition

July 26th, 2016 by

Billings and Lockwood drivers who prioritize styling should take note: the 2017 Hyundai Elantra has won a 2016 International Design Award. The compact sedan segment is crowded with models that embrace sleek lines and enviable design choices, but the Elantra’s unique looks allowed it to pull away from the rest of the pack. Conducted annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), this is one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. Keep reading to learn more about the award and what makes the 2017 Elantra a standout in the crowd.

The International Design Award

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra was just one of 1,700 design projects from 30-plus countries that was chosen to compete in this year’s International Design Excellence Awards. A panel of global design experts spent June 3 to 6 at the iconic Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI, judging over 600 finalists across a wide range of 21 categories. These included anything from children’s products to transportation.

They judged each entry based on several levels of Design Excellence, including: Design Innovation, Benefit to the User, Benefit to the Client, Benefit to Society, and Appropriate Aesthetics. When all was said and done, the 2017 Elantra stood out as one of the year’s most impressive designs.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra

The new Elantra is available across Billings and Lockwood as either a traditional compact sedan, ultra-efficient ECO, or performance-focused Sport model. In any configuration, it’s easy to see why the vehicle won such an elite award for its styling. From unique 16- or 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels to power tilt-and-glide sunroof, this is a vehicle that instantly catches your eye.

Once inside, you’ll find leather-trimmed seats and controls, plus heated front and rear seats. There’s also a Segment-Exclusive Integrated Memory System that conveniently adjusts the driver seat and exterior mirrors to the specified settings of two drivers, plus Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration to help you sync up your smartphone.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is Available Now from Underriner Hyundai

If you’d like to check out the 2017 Elantra’s award-winning style in person, or take one out for a test drive, don’t hesitate to pay a visit to the showroom here at Underriner Hyundai today. We look forward to visiting with our Billings and Lockwood customers soon, so make sure to come see us today!