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Hyundai Sonata finalist for national award

The Montgomery made, Hyunda Sonata is a finalist for a national award.  Forty-nine automotive journalists picked the Sonata as one of the three finalists for the 2011 North American car of the year.  The other two are the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf. 

They were announced in Detroit and the winner will be named January 10th at the North American International Auto Show.

The Hyundai Sonata includes three models: the sedan, the sporty version and the hybrid.  If it wins, it would be the second win for Hyundai.  The Genesis won the 2009 North American Car of the Year Award.

Hyundai recently moved production of the Elantra to Montgomery.  The 2011 version was recently debuted in California. 

Finalists for the 2011 North American Truck of the Year are: Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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