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Hyundai, Kia vehicles win U.S. design awards

All Headlines 11:36 January 04, 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Yonhap) -- Eight vehicles made by Hyundai Motor Co. and its sister Kia Motors Corp. have won good design awards for 2018 in the United States, the companies said Friday.

The models received the 2018 Good Design Award in the transportation category from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies, they said.

The vehicles include two Genesis models, sold as an independent brand from vehicles carrying the Hyundai emblem, and four Hyundai brands, including the Santa Fe SUV.

This photo provided by Hyundai Motor Co. on Jan. 4, 2019, shows the Genesis Essentia concept car. (Yonhap)

Kia's face-lifted K9 flagship sedan and K3 subcompact car, which were rolled out last year, were also honored.

"The awards show that Hyundai and Kia's original and innovative designs are being recognized globally," a Hyundai Motor Group official said. "Hyundai and Kia will step up efforts to boost design competitiveness and product quality."

Hyundai and Kia are the flagships of Hyundai Motor Group, whose businesses ranges from car manufacturing to construction, auto parts making and finance.
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