Hyundai Kona: first winner with a version 100% electric

The 48 cars that have achieved the Award the ABC the Best Car of the Year The Hyundai Kona adds to the history of the most prestigious award of the motor. In

Hyundai Kona: first winner with a version 100% electric
The 48 cars that have achieved the Award the ABC the Best Car of the Year

The Hyundai Kona adds to the history of the most prestigious award of the motor.

In his 47 years all winners have been "best-sellers".

The Hyundai Kona has been the model chosen the Best Car of the Year ABC 2019 in an edition in which the Korean model has had to face opponents just as important as the Peugeot 508, Seat Arona, Citroën Berlingo, Opel Grandland X, Honda CR-V, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, and the Dacia Duster.

The award, now in its 47th edition, demonstrates how much has changed in the park Spanish mobile from the already distant year of 1973, in which is recognized to the Renault 5 as a vehicle more remarkable. The cars have grown in size and technological burden, in addition to having created new categories of vehicles, such as the successful SUV.

Click [HERE] to know the 48 cars that have achieved the Award the ABC the Best Car of the Year

The Kona is a SUV of medium size. On the same platform is offered as a vehicle of gasoline, diesel, electric and upcoming hybrid (gasoline+electric), with versions 4X2 and 4X4. It is a way everything developed from the origin as the SUV B-with provision of electrification EV. That is to say, that from its conception was thought of a model that, a platform , to be able to adopt mechanical, combustion, electrical and hybrid. This last is expected to reach the market in the second half of 2018.

By the time the offer mechanics is diversified into petrol 120 HP and 176 HP (1.0 and 1.6 TGDI both turbo), diesel 1,6 CRDI from 115y 136CV and electric 100Kw (136CV)/150 kW (204 HP) with a battery of ion lithium and lithium polymer. Versions of combustion can count with gear-shift 6-speed manual or automatic DCT seven relations.

Jury with journalists most prestigious

The prize, granted by the newspaper ABC , it is awarded by a jury composed of 36 journalists from different media, newspapers, magazines, television, radio, or agencies. The juror number 37 corresponds to the result of the votes made by the readers of ABC through the web page. In the computing end, the Hyundai Kona got 312 votes, followed by the Peugeot 508, with 264 points, and with the Seat Arona in third position, after reaching 182 points from the jury and readers.

Javier Millán - EFE

- why is the Hyundai Kona has managed to Award ABC the Best Car in the Year 2019?

The Hyundai Kona is a todocamino city that has bet by

Javier Millán - EFE

all of the cleaner technologies, with engines of the latest generation of combustion and electric, in a few measures that make it very versatile for city and highway.

in Addition have a design mock-serious and current, that does not lack the latest in connectivity systems.

Elizabeth G. Married - Autocasión

- what are the tricks of the Hyundai Kona that will make it worthy of the award?

The Hyundai Kona we have been seduced by its original design, by its dynamic behavior and by the

Elizabeth G. Married - AUTOCASIÓN

a bet on the future which is the electric version, which is very competitive in autonomy.

This SUV from Hyundai is also available with combustion engines, gasoline and diesel, and soon there will be a hybrid version. A car is really balanced.

Eduardo Cano - Magazine Cars and Altagama

- What features would you highlight as the Hyundai Kona ?

Offers a full range and efficient on diesel and gasoline, gear boxes-manual and automatic, all-wheel drive

Eduardo Cano - CARS - GROUP V

front and total, the ideal size for a city and, above all, electric versions of up to 450 km range make the small todocamino Hyundai Kona, the segment of fashion, the ideal candidate for this award.

Patxi Fernandez - ABC Engine

- why the jury has voted in favor of this model as the Best Car of the Year?

With a same platform, Hyundai have managed to offer a car with gasoline engines, diesel, electric, and soon hybrid, which cover almost all the needs of mobility efficient.

Patxi Fernandez - ABC

in Addition, it is a SUV vehicle, the segment of fashion, with some quality finishes and with a wide range of prices.

Eight candidates and only one award

This year was a representation of cars varied , because among the candidates there were representatives of virtually all segments of the market.

the members of The jury, and the readers of ABC through the Web page have had the chance to pick your favorite between the Citroën Berlingo, the Dacia Duster, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Kona, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Grandland X, Peugeot 508 and Seat Arona.

Finally, the Kona won 312 votes, followed by the Peugeot 508, with 264 points, and with the Seat Arona in third place, with 182 points from the jury.

On the same platform four types of car different

For now, the Kona is in the Spanish market with variants of petrol, diesel and electric. According to forecasts of the brand, after the summer there will be a hybrid version, gas/electric.

Updated Date: 18 September 2019, 10:00

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