FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 3, 2018 – The all-new 2018 Hyundai Kona was honored with the Best Economic Performance and Best 5 All-Around Performance awards from Automotive Science Group (ASG) for leading its segment in overall value and all-around performance.
“In one of the fastest-growing segments, Hyundai’s new crossover platform breaks onto the scene with class leading economic, environmental, and social performance,” said Colby Self, managing director of ASG. “The top-rated 2018 Kona outshines competitors in its class by an average of 3 MPG highway, revealing new possibilities for fuel economy gains and reduced fuel costs in the crossover segment.”
ASG’s all-around performance analysis is a comprehensive data-driven assessment, analyzing economic, environmental and social performance indicators across a vehicle’s life-cycle, and in relative comparison to all 374 crossovers assessed in ASG’s 2018 study. ASG uses its proprietary Automotive Performance Index™, which is a combination of conventional specifications, along with environmental, economic and social performance indicators.
“We are proud the Kona is recognized by the Automotive Science Group as a segment leader in both fuel economy and overall value,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “As crossovers become increasingly popular among consumers, Hyundai is demonstrating its commitment to making vehicles that meet the unique needs of customers and deliver exceptional efficiency, quality, value and technology.”
Starting at $19,500, Hyundai Kona is an exceptional value with standard equipment that includes a 7” LCD touchscreen with rearview camera and Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay™, LED Daytime Running Lights and 16” alloy wheels. Kona standard engine is a fuel-efficient 2.0L that delivers up to an EPA-estimated 33 MPG highway (FWD). Kona was developed with a focus on enhanced driving dynamics and responsive performance for a variety of urban and multi-surface driving conditions. A whole host of advanced safety features are also available including a Lane-Keeping Assist system, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Lane Change Assist, Parking Distance Warning and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection.
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Hyundai Motor America is focused on delivering an outstanding customer experience grounded in design leadership, engineering excellence and exceptional value in every vehicle we sell. Hyundai’s technology-rich product lineup of cars, SUVs and alternative-powered electric and fuel cell vehicles is backed by Hyundai Assurance—our promise to deliver peace of mind to our customers. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide and the majority sold in the U.S. are built at U.S. manufacturing facilities, including Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.
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