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Hyundai Kona Named Crossover of a Year for a Inaugural Texas Motor Press Association Vehicle of a Year Awards

01/23/2019, Houston, TX

  • The Texas Motor Press Association (TxMPA) is a newly shaped press organisation entertainment sensitive reporters representing a Texas automotive industry
  • The initial awards famous a Hyundai Kona as a top CUV in Texas

HOUSTON, TX., Jan. 23, 2019 –
– The Hyundai Kona was named a 2019 Crossover of a Year by a Texas Motor Press Association (TxMPA), that includes automotive reporters as different in coverage and membership as a state itself. A comparison organisation of jurors from TxMPA chose a Hyundai Kona after being charged with finding, not only a best new or significantly rested vehicles on a marketplace by Nov. 1, 2018, though a ones that are also best for Texans. The TxMPA Vehicle of a Year Awards were presented currently during a Houston Auto Show during a NRG Center.

“We are rarely respected to accept this renowned approval awarded to a Hyundai Kona as a 2019 Crossover of a Year in a good state of Texas,” pronounced Mike O’Brien, clamp boss of Product, Corporate and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Kona is a stylish and organic compress CUV, tailored to a needs of business who pursue active lifestyles in a accumulation of terrains. It’s environment new standards for a segment, with appealing design, cutting-edge connectivity and class-leading accessible reserve comforts during an affordable price.  Receiving this endowment from a Texas Motor Press Association validates that we are assembly both a unsentimental and lifestyle needs of Texans.”

Adds Michael Herzing, President, TxMPA, “The Texas Motor Press Association is unapproachable to commend a tip contenders in a automotive attention in terms of new car innovation, drivability, and pattern with a Texas Vehicle of a Year Awards. Jurors spent thousands of hours in 2018 exam pushing a newest vehicles on a marketplace to assistance them expel sensitive votes.  The Hyundai Kona was comparison Texas Crossover of a Year for a extended pushing dynamics and manageable opening for a accumulation of civic and multi-surface pushing conditions.”

This year’s TxMPA jury consisted of members of a automotive press who have a poignant assembly in Texas: Michael Herzing (SB Nation Radio), David Stall (KCBQ), Nicole Wakelin (freelance including Autobytel and BestRide), Chad Kirchner (freelance including, The Drive, The Truth About Cars), Alexander Dykes (Alex on Autos), Michael Garfield (High Tech Texan/KPRC/iHeartRadio), Alan Gell (KBFC-FM, Focus Daily News), William Owney (, Gregory Riley (Let’s Talk Wheels, Old Cars Weekly), Steve Smirnis (Estate Life Magazines), Adam Moore (, Matt Perrault (SB Nation Radio), Jerry Perez (The Drive), Manuel Carrillo (Roadshow by CNET) and Eileen Falkenberg-Hull (, American City Business Journals, U.S. News World Report).

The Hyundai Kona is built on an all-new CUV platform, charity flexibility to consumers with active lifestyles of all kinds. For a 2019 indication year, Kona’s reserve equation is extended by standardizing pivotal Hyundai SmartSense reserve technologies for a some-more worldly pushing experience.


Texas Motor Press Association (TxMPA) is a purebred 501(c)3 classification that is focused on bringing together automotive attention professionals to emanate sensitive calm highlighting several facets of a attention in ways that register with a Texas-based assembly and beyond. The membership is done adult of automotive attention reporters that cover cars, trucks, SUVs, ATVs, and UTVs in a accumulation of media as good as professionals that paint corporate interests in a automotive community. TxMPA members paint a best of a Texas automotive industry. Media members have engaged, interested, enthusiastic, and successful audiences that camber a media landscape. The membership is as different in coverage and membership as a state itself.

Hyundai Motor America is focused on delivering an superb patron knowledge grounded in pattern leadership, engineering value 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—our guarantee to broach assent of mind to a customers. Hyundai vehicles are sole and serviced by some-more than 830 dealerships nationwide, with a infancy sole in a U.S. 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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