Hyundai cleans up at the ‘Oscars of the automotive industry’ with big wins at Detroit show

It is already shaping up to be a good year for Hyundai.

The Korean carmaker took home two of three major automotive industry awards at the Detroit auto show this year, and the recognition could be a boon to its brands looking to lure customers away from more established rivals.

The awards, referred to as the “Oscars of the automotive industry,” rate cars based on innovation, design, safety, performance, technology, driver satisfaction and value. They’re judged by a panel of automotive journalists and analysts.