2019 Hyundai Kona, Kona Electric Win 2019 North American Utility of the Year

The 2019 North American Utility of the Year, the Hyundai Kona

Hyundai has rung in the New Year on just about the best foot possible. The 2019 Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric CUV have not only been named to Car and Driver’s 10Best Trucks and SUVs List, but they share in the title of 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year.

“We couldn’t be more proud [sic] of our innovative new Kona and Kona Electric crossover winning the prestigious North American Utility Vehicle of the Year,” said Brian Smith, chief operating officer, Hyundai Motor America. “Kona is an affordable, stylish, and functional compact CUV, tailored to the needs of customers who pursue active lifestyles of all kinds.”

The Experts Agree

This year’s North American Utility Vehicle of the Year jury included 54 media outlets, broadcast and journalism veterans, and freelance auto writers. The jury confirmed that the Kona and Kona CUV are the superior choice.

Car and Driver’s editors were effusive in their praise of the Kona, saying that it is “is proof that not all crossovers are equal,” setting a high bar with superior ergonomics and driver-friendly design.

Award-Winning Design & Features

Both the Kona and Kona Electric are stylish, affordable, and built upon all-new crossover platforms. The Kona Electric is a particularly inspired choice for drivers wanting to reduce their carbon footprint, offering an estimated range of 258 miles on a single charge.*

To learn more about the award-winning 2019 Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric, stop into Gossett Hyundai South.

*2019 Kona EV. Up to 258 miles all-electric range based on a fully charged battery back with 64.0-kWh capacity and 120 MPGe. MPGe is the EPA-equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual range and mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery’s condition and other factors.

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