FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 8, 2018 – The Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) awarded the all-new 2018 Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD with the “Subcompact Utility Vehicle” Award during the 218 Mudfest competition last week in Shelton, Washington. More than 25 NWAPA automotive journalists participated in the event at the Ridge Motorsports Park.
“The all-new 2018 Hyundai Kona made quite a splash in the Northwest
Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year competition, easily dominating the
subcompact class with nimble handling, excellent quality, and an
interior that impressed NWAPA members,” said NWAPA President John
Vincent of U.S. News & World Report.
“This really validates
the work that went into creating Kona for our customers,” said Scott
Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “It’s
affirming to see how its compelling blend of style and capability
resonated with NWAPA members and judges.”
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.
Hyundai Motor AmericaHyundai
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.