By Abigail Richards
Hyundai recently announced that the Hyundai Veloster, which is set to hit the market in 2012, has recently received the Good Design Award, which is presented each year by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The award gives international recognition for new and innovative designs, which showcase an original idea that stretches the envelope beyond what is considered to be an ordinary product.
The Hyundai Veloster has been a hot topic with its unique three-door design, which was inspired by high-performance sport bikes. The vehicle definitely stands out with its black A-pillars, which gives the appearance of a glass motorcycle helmet visor. There is also a glass hatch on the back of the vehicle, with dual-centered chrome exhaust tips and black lower fascia to match the front.
These awards have been around since 1950, and this year the judges for the award were the American Institute of Architects in Los Angeles, which is a group of design professionals, architects, experts and cultural leaders.