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2019 Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric CUV Named a Finalist for Prestigious North American Utility Vehicle of a Year

11/29/2018, Fountain Valley, CA

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 29, 2018 – The 2019 Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric CUV models were together named a top-three finalist for a 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of a Year by a North American Car, Utility and Truck of a Year automotive media jury. This is a initial time that a Hyundai indication has been nominated to a finalist turn of a Utility Vehicle of a Year category. The final leader of a difficulty will be announced during a North American International Auto Show in Detroit this January.

“We couldn’t be some-more unapproachable of a innovative new Kona and Kona Electric crossover as a difficulty finalist for a North American Utility Vehicle of a Year,” pronounced Mike O’Brien, clamp president, Product, Corporate and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Kona is an affordable, stylish and organic compress CUV, tailored to a needs of business who pursue active lifestyles of all kinds. It’s environment new standards for a segment, with appealing design, cutting-edge connectivity and class-leading accessible reserve features.”

The North American Utility Vehicle of a Year jury is done adult of an eccentric row of reporters and analysts formed in a United States and Canada. Since 1994, a classification has famous tip cars, trucks, and application vehicles. This year’s jury of 54 media outlets includes bequest newspapers, repository experts, promote veterans, digital columnists and freelance media.

Both a Kona and Kona Electric are built on all-new CUV platforms, charity flexibility to consumers with active lifestyles of all kinds. Kona was grown with a concentration on extended pushing dynamics and manageable opening for a accumulation of civic and multi-surface pushing conditions. Kona Electric’s estimated operation is an considerable 258 miles and offers customary fast-charging capability. The Kona Electric height has been grown to give business CUV-like belligerent clearway and an elevated, authority seating position to yield improved prominence and comfort on prolonged journeys, as good as easy accession and egress.


Hyundai Motor America is focused on delivering an superb patron knowledge grounded in pattern leadership, engineering excellence, and well-developed value in each car we sell. Hyundai’s technology-rich product lineup of cars, SUVs, and alternative-powered electric and fuel dungeon vehicles is corroborated by Hyundai Assurance — a guarantee to broach assent of mind to a customers. Hyundai vehicles are sole and serviced by some-more than 830 dealerships nationwide, and a infancy sole in a U.S. are built during U.S. production facilities, including Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a auxiliary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.

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