2015 Hyundai Genesis named 'Car of Texas' at annual event

(April 29, 2014) FORT WORTH, Texas — The all-new Hyundai Genesis 5.0 was named Car of Texas at the annual Texas Auto Roundup held at the Texas Motor Speedway Monday. The Genesis edged out the 2014 Jaguar F-Type.

About 50 auto writers participated in the event, which included track and on-road driving.

The Genesis, which is just now reaching dealer showrooms, proved the most popular vehicle at the event also winning in the mid-sized luxury car category and topping the competition for "Best New Interior."

The 2014 Chrysler Town and Country was voted the Family Car of Texas tying with the Genesis, but winning on a tie-breaker.

Ford's sub-compact Fiesta also proved popular. The Fiesta ST was voted "Best Value," and the 1.0-liter 3-cylinder-powered Fiesta SE was named best sub-compact car and captured the "Best New Feature" award for its small turbo-charged engine.

Other category winners were the Ford Fusion Energi, Green Vehicle; Toyota Highlander, Activity Vehicle; Chrysler Town and Country, Minivan; Lexus IS 350 F Sport, Performance Sedan; Jaguar F-Type V8, Performance Coupe; Cadillac XTS Twin Turbo V Sport, Full-Size Luxury Car; Chrysler 300C, Full-Size Car; Chrysler 200, Mid-Size Car; Subaru WRX, Premium Compact; and Dodge Dart SXT, Compact Car.