The Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Kona have been well received globally ever since their release into the market. Just recently, the Hyundai Kona, alongside the Kona Electric, received the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, marking the first time that the Korean brand has won this award.
Additionally, the Hyundai Santa Fe was named as the most dependable midsize SUV by J.D. Power in their 2019 Vehicle Dependability Study, which looks into issues owners of 2016 vehicle models experienced over the previous year.
Statement of Hyundai President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo on 2019 Kona, Santa Fe awards
“2019 has only just begun, yet we at Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. welcome with great pridethe multiple awards our vehicles have already earned internationally.
The 2019 Hyundai Kona, alongside the Kona Electric CUV, was named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year by a jury of independent American and Canadian journalists and Analysts. The award was announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. This is the first time a Hyundai vehicle has won this prestigious award.
The Kona was also recognized as the best Subcompact SUV for the Money in 2019 by the U.S. News and World Report, which judges vehicles of different classes on their quality and value for money. Finally, the Kona was among six models to earn 2019 Car and Driver Editors’ ChoiceAwards, which aim to provide car buyers with recommendations on the best vehicle options for each class.
This month, the 2016 model of the Santa Fe was named the most dependable midsize SUV by J.D. Power in their 2019 Vehicle Dependability Study. The study looked into issues owners of 2016 vehicle models experienced over the previous year. This follows the results of the 2018 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety report, where the Kona, Santa Fe, and Elantra received top marks for safety.
These awards truly represent what Hyundai is all about. We aim to offer mobility solutions in all classes that boast unparalleled safety and reliability, while also introducing stylish yet affordable options like the Kona and, in 2019, the Reina.”