Hyundai Elantra Named Car of the Year

January 9, 2012 Updated Jan 9, 2012 at 11:55 AM EDT

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Hyundai Elantra Named Car of the Year

January 9, 2012 Updated Jan 9, 2012 at 11:55 AM EDT

According to the Detroit Free Press, the Hyundai Elantra on Monday was named North American Car of the Year at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Elantra, which received the recognition from a panel of automotive journalists, was chosen over a group of finalists that also included the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Passat, according to the Free Press.

Read the Detroit Free Press story HERE.