All-new Hyundai Kona Hybrid: Even more to offer European customers

It offers an efficient full hybrid powertrain wrapped in an uncompromised expressive, bold design

Hyundai Motor is enhancing its popular, award-winning Kona line-up with the launch of the All-New Kona Hybrid.

A natural extension to the Kona family, the All-New Kona Hybrid responds to European customers’ demands for more SUV-bodied eco-mobility models. In addition to its bold design, it offers an efficient full hybrid powertrain and features a range of technology enhancements including advanced Blue Link® connectivity features, SmartSense™ active safety and driving assistance systems, as well as state-of-the-art infotainment features.

The original Kona, taking its name from the stunning Kona District on the Big Island of Hawaii, originally launched in 2017 as Hyundai’s first sub-compact SUV in Europe. Last year, the Korean automaker introduced the Kona Electric, its first full electric compact SUV. In addition, Hyundai unveiled a special Kona Iron Man Edition with a limited global production run. Since the original Kona arrived on the market in October 2017, nearly 120,000 in total have been sold in Europe.

“Hyundai already offers the widest range of powertrains, and with the launch of the All-New Kona Hybrid we are offering our European customers even more choice when it comes to eco-friendly SUV models. In addition to its stylish design and efficient hybrid powertrain, customers can now also enjoy cutting-edge connectivity features.” Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe HQ

The award-winning Kona family

Hyundai’s stylish Kona range has exceeded customer demand across Europe. After its first full year of sales, Kona has captured new customer groups and significantly contributed to Hyundai’s strong position in the trending segment of compact SUVs. The impressive worldwide demand for the popular Kona Electric version in particular, thanks to its powerful electric drivetrain and long driving range, has surpassed even Hyundai’s expectations.

In addition to their sales success, both the Kona and Kona Electric have won a number of awards over the past 18 months. Last year, the Kona achieved international recognition by winning an iF Design Award for its eye-catching exterior design. Meanwhile, Spanish newspaper ABC named it their Car of the Year 2019. The Kona Electric, on the other hand, has received awards for its eco-friendly credentials, having been named ‘The Greenest Car in Switzerland’ at the Swiss Car of the Year Awards 2019. The UK’s Next Green Car Awards also declared Hyundai’s full-electric SUV its Car of the Year in 2018. And there have been many other accolades along the way.

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SOURCE: Hyundai

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