Hyundai Kona Wins North American SUV of the Year Award

 
The Hyundai Kona was named North American SUV of the Year today to kick off the 2019 North American International Auto Show
This is one of the most important awards in the auto industry as every model is compared side-by-side and the experts chose which one is the best. The Kona beat out other finalists for luxury brands like Acura and Jaguar. 
“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,” said Brian Smith, chief operating officer, Hyundai Motor America in a release. “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.”
 
The Kona is Hyundai’s Crossover SUV. It comes standard with safety features like Forward Collision-avoidance assistance, Lane Keep Assist, Drive Attention Warnings and a backup camera. 
 It’s the perfect SUV for a weekend adventure thanks to available all wheel drive and up to 33 highway miles per gallon. Five can fit inside with 19.2 inches of cargo capacity. It’s easy to load the Kona up and safely get where you need to go. 
 
The Kona also comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to safely and easily access your phone while driving. 
With these options, you can safely and easily stay connected to your phone. Make and take phone calls or text messages with Siri or OK Google voice commands. 
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make it easy to use apps like maps, music, podcasts, audiobooks and others to stay entertained on the next road trip.
The 2019 Kona has multiple USB ports to keep all your devices charged on the road ahead. 
Experts say the Kona is also a great choice for anyone who travels with pets and children. 
 
Other awards won by the Hyundai Kona include KBB Best Buy Award, KBB Best Vehicle under $20,000, and IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus!
At Waikem Hyundai in Massillon, Ohio, we have huge selection of Hyundai Konas ready to show you today. View our inventory and contact us to see how the Kona is the perfect fit for your driveway. 


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