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2021 Hyundai Palisade Named Best-in-Class Midsize Crossover by NEMPA


The Hyundai Palisade has been recognized as Best-in-Class Midsize Crossover for its design, utility and user-friendly features by the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA). The Palisade is the fifth NEMPA Winter Award recipient for the Hyundai brand of SUVs. Since its introduction in 2019, the Palisade continues to be recognized for all-around excellence by the industry with numerous awards.

“Once again, Hyundai proves it can deliver upscale design and build quality at an unbeatable price,” said Clifford Atiyeh, NEMPA Vice President. “The Palisade is attracting people in higher income brackets who would have bought an SUV from a traditional luxury brand.”

NEMPA members evaluated numerous vehicles during the winter months to determine those which surpassed others in content, interior and exterior design and capability, in some of the most demanding driving conditions and one of the most densely populated regions in America.

“We appreciate the recognition by the NEMPA organization as it reinforces our commitment to provide stellar products, with high quality at a competitive price, said Ricky Lao, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor North America.

Vehicles selected for the Winter Vehicle Awards offer a combination of winter-specific features and options, plus the dynamic qualities that make for safe, enjoyable, and competent all-weather driving. The organizations’ collective experience with winter driving and commitment to testing dozens of new vehicles each year in extreme weather conditions are unmatched.


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