Hyundai cars win GOOD DESIGN™ Awards

Hyundai seems to be on a roll with accolades being heaped from all directions.  The 2012 Hyundai Azera, 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo all won GOOD DESIGN™ Awards in the Transportation category for their innovative  designs.

The Azera was inspired by the mechanics of flight and encapsulates Hyundai's design concept  “Grand Glide.” The exterior of the all-new Azera is long, light and low with a sleek roofline accented by the third window and wraparound LED taillights. The Azera combines luxury features with advanced technologies and bold design philosophies.

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport was inspired by the formation of the weather phenomenon, a storm.

The all-new Hyundai Santa Fe Sport design concept was called “Storm Edge,” which captures the strong and dynamic images created by nature during the formation of a storm. Featuring sophisticated and refined lines, the Santa Fe presents a more masculine and more aggressive SUV appearance than its predecessor.

The Hyundai Velostar was designed with a younger demographic in mind while retaining a modern premium look and …

The Veloster Turbo was designed to appeal to a younger demographic while offering a “modern premium” look and feel. The Veloster Turbo bridges the gap between a versatile interior space and the strong appeal of a sports car. It offers buyers a sleek and distinctive design in an innovative three-door coupe form that provides practicality and flexibility as well as driving pleasure.

Founded in Chicago in 1950, GOOD DESIGN bestows international recognition upon the world's most prominent designers and manufacturers for advancing new, visionary, and innovative product concepts, invention and originality, and for going above and beyond ordinary product and consumer design.

For 2012, The GOOD DESIGN Awards were judged in New York by an international jury of design professionals, architects, experts, and cultural leaders. The jury selected more than 700 product designs and graphics from more than 38 nations.

All the winners of  GOOD DESIGN 2012 can be viewed at the Museum's website: www.chi-athenaeum.org. All award winning products and graphic design are also published in the GOOD DESIGN Yearbook for 2012-2013.

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