Hyundai Kona has been crowned the winner of the prestigious ABC Car of the Year Award 2024. This coveted accolade was determined through a voting process by a panel of 33 expert motor journalists, as well as input from the public and subscribers of the newspaper ‘ABC’.
Victory of the Hyundai Kona comes as no surprise, as it triumphed over formidable competitors such as the Audi Q8 e-Tron and the Renault Espace, securing its place as the best car of the year.
A Perfect Fusion of Performance, Technology, and Design
Leopoldo Satrústegui, the General Director of Hyundai in Spain, expressed his delight at the recognition bestowed upon the new Kona as the best car of the year. He emphasized the model’s exceptional blend of performance, cutting-edge technology, and avant-garde design, which undoubtedly contributed to its deserving of this distinguished award.
Satrústegui confidently predicted that the new Kona would become a benchmark in the SUV B segment and anticipated that it would achieve remarkable sales success.
Unparalleled Variety and Power
The Kona lineup offers a range of options to cater to diverse consumer preferences. It is available in gasoline, hybrid, and 100% electric versions, each delivering remarkable performance. The electric variant, in particular, boasts an impressive electric range of up to 514 kilometers.
Power output of the Kona spans from 120 to 218 horsepower, with the choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
Design Excellence Tailored for Electric Power
Latest generation of the Hyundai Kona was meticulously designed to accommodate the electric version. The company invested a substantial 103.7 million euros in the adaptation of the Kona EV, resulting in a vehicle with enhanced dimensions.
New Kona measures 4.35 meters in length, providing a greater sense of space and increased storage capacity in the trunk. Its exterior design exudes a sporty character, complemented by a cleaner and bolder appearance. On the inside, the Kona offers improved spaciousness and enhanced storage options.
Competing Models for Car of the Year
A wide range of vehicles vied for the coveted title of the ABC Car of the Year 2024. The complete list of competitors included the BMW X1, Peugeot 408, Lexus RX, Abarth 500e, Toyota Corolla, Citroën C4X, Jeep Avenger, Nissan X-Trail, and SsangYong Torres.
While the Hyundai Kona emerged as the clear winner with 18.62% of the votes, the Audi Q8 e-Tron secured second place with 10.16%, and the Renault Espace claimed the third position with 9.78%.
Hyundai Kona has undoubtedly earned its title as the ABC Car of the Year 2024. With its exceptional performance, advanced technology, and innovative design, the Kona stands out as an impressive contender in the highly competitive SUV B segment.
Hyundai has once again demonstrated its commitment to delivering outstanding vehicles that exceed customer expectations. The recognition received by the Kona is a testament to Hyundai’s dedication to pushing boundaries and setting new standards in the automotive industry.
The future looks bright for the Hyundai Kona, and it is poised to continue its success in the market. With its versatile range of powertrain options and its commitment to eco-friendly solutions, the Kona is well-positioned to meet the evolving needs and preferences of consumers.
As the winner of the ABC Car of the Year Award 2024, the Hyundai Kona has solidified its position as a frontrunner in the automotive industry.