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Hyundai Kona North American Utility Vehicle Award

The Kona comes out on top as the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

Hyundai have started the year off on the right foot by winning the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year award in the CUV category with the Kona and Kona Electric. The car went under scrutiny from the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year automotive media jury to win in this category for the first time ever.

Brian Smith, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor America, said: “We couldn’t be more proud of our innovative new Kona and Kona Electric crossover winning the prestigious North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. Kona is an affordable, stylish and functional compact CUV, tailored to the needs of customers who pursue active lifestyles of all kinds. It’s setting new standards for its segment, with appealing design, cutting-edge connectivity and class-leading available safety features. We know our customers are going to agree with the top media confirming this impressive award.”

Both the Kona and Kona Electric are built on Hyundai’s all-new CUV platform that offers versatility to customers so that they have a vehicle that’s perfectly suited to their lifestyles. It was developed to focus on driving dynamics that also offer a responsive performance for a variety of urban and multi-surface driving conditions.

When we take a closer look at the Kona Electric we can see that it has an estimated range of an impressive 258 mile and also offers standard fast-charging capabilities, something that many other manufacturers charge extra for. This model also offers CUV-like ground clearance and an elevated, commanding seating position that will make you feel more in control when on the road.

If you would like to find out more about the Kona or Kona Electric, please get in touch with a member of our helpful and friendly team at your local Johnsons Hyundai today.