Kona & Kona EV Wins 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year™

Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric Cross Over models were together named the winner of the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year.

The 2019 Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric Cross Over models were together named the winner of the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year by the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year automotive media jury.

This is the first time that a Hyundai Cross Over model has won the Utility Vehicle of the Year category. The winner of the Cross Over category is announced every year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year jury is made up of an independent panel of top journalists and analysts based in the United States and Canada. Since 1994, the organization has recognized top cars, trucks, and utility vehicles. This year’s jury of 54 media outlets includes legacy newspapers, magazine experts, broadcast veterans, digital columnists and freelance media.

Both the Kona and Kona Electric are built on all-new Cross Over platforms, offering versatility to consumers with active lifestyles of all kinds. Kona was developed with a focus on enhanced driving dynamics and responsive performance for a variety of urban and multi-surface driving conditions.

Kona Electric’s estimated range is an impressive 258 miles and offers standard fast-charging capability.