Leopoldo Satrústegui: Thank you for distinguishing the Kona with the most important award in our country

Hyundai Kona: first winner with a version 100% eléctricaLos 48 cars that have achieved the Award the ABC the Best Car of the Year Hyundai, as the whole industr

Leopoldo Satrústegui: Thank you for distinguishing the Kona with the most important award in our country
Hyundai Kona: first winner with a version 100% eléctricaLos 48 cars that have achieved the Award the ABC the Best Car of the Year

Hyundai, as the whole industry, notes that we are "faced with a historic moment": "to rush together a process of electrification in Spain". A transformation that Leopoldo Satrústegui, general director of Hyundai motor Spain, linked to "the big bet is doing the automotive industry in R+D+I to create vehicles that are quite efficient, both from the point of view of electrification as well, of engines driven by fossil fuels".

Example of the commitment of the brand with this transition, it is the Kona, the first of an onslaught of 25 models electrified will come to Europe before 2018. The award-winning SUV account with an electric version with 449 miles of autonomy , but also with diesel and petrol engines and, in short, hybrids. "Thanks to vehicles like the Kona, Hyundai is clearly committed to continue to adapt constantly to the needs of citizens, developing models friendly to the environment," he said in his speech after receiving the award. The brand has also opted for innovative technologies , such as the hydrogen fuel cell. "The Nexus is the first vehicle registered in Spain with these characteristics", he stressed.

in order For such technologies to succeed, however, the management considered it "essential to secure the support of the different administrations to develop the necessary infrastructure and as well, carry out this revolution in the automobile industry that the society will be demanding in the póximos years, as well as to rejuvenate a car park that is among the most ancient of the European Community". On the part of Hyundai, which with this has already received four times the award, Satrústegui said that "our commitment remains to maintain this leadership, offering vehicles prepared to a consumer whose environmental awareness is growing and that is always looking for the smarter way to transport and mobility".

The recognition of ABC, "the most important award that you can receive a car in our country", motivated in Satrústegui a thank you "from all heart". "It is a recognition of the implementation of Hyundai in Spain, and that I am proud on behalf of the more than 2,000 people working in Hyundai in our country."

Updated Date: 27 Eylül 2019, 11:02

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