Hyundai and North American Utility Vehicle of the Year
Introduced back in 2017, the Kona took the world by storm, immediately becoming one of the more popular and impressive vehicles in the Hyundai lineup. In fact, so far, the Kona has earned plenty of awards since its initial release, along with many more to come. As we head into the new year, the Kona continues to bring in awards and nominations. With one of the more recent nominations, let’s look at Hyundai and the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year.
Since its introduction, the Hyundai Kona has been popular among drivers and critics as a fantastic addition to the crossover SUV and electric SUV segment. Recently, both the exciting new 2019 models of the Kona and Kona Electric have been named as a top-three finalist for the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year award by the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year automotive media team.
Those doing the official voting for the award, the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year jury, is comprised of independent journalists and analysts in the United States and Canada which represent 54 media outlets.
“We couldn’t be more proud of our innovative new Kona and Kona Electric crossover as a category finalist for the 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.”
-Mike O’Brien, vice president, Product, Corporate and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America
If you would like to find out if the Hyundai Kona wins the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year award, be sure to follow our blog for more news. You can also get behind the wheel of the exciting new Kona or Kona Electric by visiting our dealership in Winchester, VA.