2019 Hyundai Kona named North American Utility Vehicle of the YearMar 11th, 2019
2019’s a strong year for the epic Hyundai Kona. But then again, this compact SUV brings plenty of luxury and performance to the road. So much so, that it was even named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year by NACTOY. These are the awards that recognize the best vehicles in the North American Market. So you know you’re getting a great car if it’s even mentioned by NACTOY—even more so when it wins an award. So, let’s take a closer look at how the Hyundai Kona won such a prestigious achievement.
What is NACTOY (North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year)?
First things first. NACTOY is an organization that celebrates the best vehicles of each year. In other words, it’s the vehicles that set a new automotive standard. Think about the cars that innovate, lead, and bring amazing new technology to the table.
Also, these awards aren’t selected by random people. Instead, they’re chosen by qualified automotive journalists in the US and Canada. So, it’s people who know and love cars that select which cars deserve special mention. Plus, these journalists come from a variety of media, publications, and websites.
NACTOY’s Verdict for 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year
2019 brought some strong competition. After all, compact SUVs are all the rage at the moment. So, it takes quite a bit to stand out among the 20 eligible models in the category.
Nonetheless, jurors from NACTOY declared the Hyundai Kona/ Kona EV as the ultimate winner. Part of this decision stems from the Kona Electric being the first effective mass-market electric compact SUV. Plus, it packs an EV range that works for the average commuter’s lifestyle. And once you tack on it’s affordable and practical nature, it’s a natural win for any driver. One editor even mentioned how the Hyundai Kona electric is enough to win over the biggest of EV skeptics.
Why You’ll Want to Drive the 2019 Hyundai Kona
In short, the Hyundai Kona is a compact SUV ready to take you on your next adventure. And it does so in quite a stylish way with its variety of bright and vibrant colour choices.
The optional AWD ensures your Kona is ready for any terrain it crosses. You can even set an AWD lock to split your torque evenly between your front and rear wheels for any off-road fun you come across.
Step inside, and the optional heated front seats will ensure you stay warm during these cold winter Mississauga mornings. In fact, they’re enough to make your daily commute enjoyable.
For added fun, you’ll also get an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Meanwhile, the USB port and optional wireless charging pad ensure your devices stay powered during your drives.
And lastly, you can’t forget about the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric. This cool EV offers 415 km range on a single charge.* In fact, that’s more than enough to get you from Mississauga to Detroit, USA on a full battery.
Test Drive Your Hyundai Kona Today at Mississauga Hyundai
Are you ready to get behind the wheel of the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year?
Then visit Mississauga Hyundai for a test drive. And be sure to try all the features that won such an achievement for the Hyundai Kona. There’s no doubt you’ll have plenty of fun once inside.
*Range calculated based on a fully charged battery. Based on manufacturer testing and used for comparison purposes only. Actual range may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories.