It’s one thing for a vehicle to be praised by an auto journalist for its sleek design, but quite another for the same model to impress an international jury of discerning design professionals, architects and cultural leaders. The latter is exactly what the all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis and Sonata did when they recently earned a pair of 2014 GOOD DESIGN Awards presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.
Established in 1950 by the curator of Chicago’s MoMa at the time, the GOOD DESIGN Awards are the world’s oldest and most prestigious recognition for design excellence. They only reward products that are designed with the highest quality of form and function, highlighting aesthetics that are a level beyond that of ordinary consumer products.
Both redesigned for the 2015 model year, the Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan and Sonata midsize sedan feature the automaker’s new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, which relies on swooping style lines like the first version, but creates a cleaner, more refined look overall. The models also benefit from stiffer body structures, allowing them to offer more responsive handling to match their engaging exteriors.
We expect Hyundai to continue to roll out new models bearing the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language this year, meaning the automaker could have even more GOOD DESIGN Award winners on its hands. In the meantime, we suggest you schedule a test-drive at our Chicagoland Hyundai dealership to form your own opinions of the award-winning 2015 Genesis or 2015 Sonata.