The 2016 Hyundai Elantra recently received top honors at this year's International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). The company took home Bronze in the Automotive & Transportation 2016 Category for its exterior design.

“This top honor for the 2017 Elantra shows that Hyundai Motor is committed to creating bold and extraordinary designs. This award for the 2017 Elantra makes us proud and is a great recognition for our design leadership,” said Peter Schreyer, president and chief design oficer of Hyundai Motor Group.

Hyundai's new-generation C-segment sedan carries the brand's Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. It blends sharp lines, curvaceous shapes and features the brand's distinct hexagonal front grill. Also present are the sharper-looking projector headlights, new alloy wheels and more sculpted rear quarter panels and trunk design.

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra is among the 1,700 designs projects from 30-plus countries that competed in IDEA 2016. Jury Chair Cameron Campbell, IDSA, led a team of global design experts from June 3 to 6 at the iconic Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI to judge more than 600 finalists.

The result—26 Gold; 47 Silver; and 63 Bronze IDEA winners that span a wide range of 21 categories such as social impact; medical and scientific innovations; transportation; home and garden; office; personal accessories; children’s products; sporting goods; and much more.

“I value the critical discussions with my peers from diverse disciplines in defining the best of design,” said Campbell.