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Autobytel Names Hyundai Veloster 2012 Car of the Year

January 03, 2012

IRVINE, Calif.Autobytel Inc. announced that the 2012 Hyundai Veloster led its 2012 Car and Truck of the Year Awards.

“The editors of Autobytel believe our 2012 Autobytel Car and Truck of the Year winners are true automotive game-changers,” said Michelle Naranjo, managing editor of

Commenting on the top Car award winner, Naranjo added that Veloster coupe’s aggressive design appeals to fans from the college-bound to the empty nester. Speaking about the top truck award winner, the 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost, Naranjo said, “By making more with less, the 2012 Ford F-150 takes a risk with its loyal F-150 buyers … by giving them a twin-turbo charged V-6 engine in the form of EcoBoost, giving the 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost the most towing capacity in its class of full-size non-hybrid pickups under 8,500 lbs.”

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Autobytel 2012 Car of the Year: 2012 Hyundai Veloster

Autobytel 2012 Truck of the Year: 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

Category Winners

Autobytel 2012 Compact Car of the Year

2012 Hyundai Veloster

Autobytel 2012 Convertible of the Year

2012 Audi R8 Spyder

Autobytel 2012 Sedan of the Year

2012 Kia Optima

Autobytel 2012 Luxury Car of the Year

2012 Audi A7

Autobytel 2012 SUV of the Year

2012 Jeep Wrangler

Autobytel 2012 Luxury SUV of the Year

2012 Range Rover Evoque

Autobytel 2012 Crossover of the Year

2012 Maxda CX-5

Autobytel 2012 Sports Car of the Year

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Autobytel 2012 Alternative Fuel Car of the Year

2012 Toyota Prius V

Autobytel 2012 Pickup Truck of the Year

2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

Autobytel 2012 Van/Minivan of the Year

2012 Honda Odyssey

Autobytel 2012 Wagon of the Year

2012 Cadillac CTS Wagon

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