KBB.com has came out with the list of most researched vehicles and the 2011 Hyundai Sonata is near the top.

Hyundai Sonata Soars in KBB.com’s “Most-Researched New Vehicles” Report 

Fountain Valley, Calif., Dec. 28, 2010 – The all-new Hyundai Sonata, a North American Car of the Year finalist, was deemed the “most noteworthy success story” of the year in kbb.com’s “Most-Researched New Vehicles of 2010” report. Sonata leapt 24 places to number five overall. Because Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com is one of the most-trafficked automotive research sites, visitation to specific vehicles has become a leading indicator of sales patterns for manufacturers. Hyundai will sell approximately 200,000 Sonatas in calendar year 2010 and volume is up 65 percent year-to-date (through November).

“Hyundai’s popular all-new Sonata helped to re-shuffle the deck among the top 20 most-researched new cars of 2010, knocking a few vehicles further down on the list compared to where they were last year,” said James Bell, executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com.

            “The research from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com validates a trend we’ve been following throughout the year. Sonata is clearly making more consumers’ shopping lists than ever before,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, product and corporate planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Data from Compete shows that Sonata was the most-shopped vehicle on the Internet six of the last seven months, proving that as awareness and availability of the 2011 model increased, shopping patterns quickly followed suit.” 

The 2011 Sonata represents a modern approach to the traditional mid-size sedan segment by using only advanced four-cylinder engines, emotional design and luxury features offered with Hyundai’s strong value proposition. In addition to the standard 2.4-liter, gasoline direct injection powertrain making 35 miles-per-gallon highway, Hyundai added a 2.0-liter, 274-horsepower turbo and first-ever hybrid to the Sonata lineup. The Sonata Turbo went on sale in September and Sonata Hybrid, achieving 40 miles-per-gallon highway, will reach showrooms in January.

The all-new Sonata was the first mid-size car to receive a five-star crash test rating under National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new, more stringent 2011 system and an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick honor, placing it in a safety position unsurpassed in the industry.

“The site traffic on Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com clearly demonstrates which models are resonating with today’s new-car shoppers, especially when we examine the most-researched new vehicles of 2010,” said Bell.  “Hyundai’s homerun Sonata was not only the darling of the industry this year, but also made a strong impression in the minds of new-car shoppers by leaping ahead to the fifth most-researched new car of 2010.”

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.

Glenbrook Hyundai

Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store has been in business for over 20 years. We are the largest Hyundai dealership in Indiana and we pride ourselves on giving the best customer service in the industry! From the purchase of your new or used vehicle to the service through your entire ownership, we want to be there to help with anything you may possibly need.

Also, only at Glenbrook Hyundai, does every single vehicle you purchase come with your own personal “Security Blanket“. What does that mean to you? Well, we are the only Hyundai dealership in the area that will double America’s Best Warranty to give you 20 Years / 200,000 miles worth of coverage!!! Plus, only Glenbrook Hyundai offers a “72 Hour Exchange Policy” on all of our certified Pre-Owned vehicles. That’s right, why take a gamble when car shopping?

Only Glenbrook Hyundai offers the “security” needed when looking for the perfect automobile. No pressure, no risk……It only makes sense to put Glenbrook Hyundai on your list of places to stop when looking for a new or used car. Call or stop by today, we are eagerly waiting to see how we can help!

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