AutoPacific Gives the 2019 Ideal Vehicle Award to Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona recently received the prestigious 2019 Ideal Vehicle Award from AutoPacific. It won this award for best meeting owners’ expectations in the Compact Crossover SUV segment.

The winners of the 2019 Ideal Vehicle Awards were chosen based on the responses of over 50,000 new vehicle owners about their vehicles’ design, performance, technology, efficiency and convenience features. The results of the AutoPacific New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey then were used to create scores for new model year vehicles.

In the Compact Crossover SUV segment, the Hyundai Kona had the highest overall vehicle score. It offers a variety of standard features, including LED Daytime Running Lights and a rearview camera.

With the 7-inch touch screen, you can access different apps, thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatibility. The infotainment system also has optional Blue LinkLTE-powered connectivity, SiriusXM Radio and HD Radio.

The Hyundai Kona also has a suite of standard safety features, consisting of Vehicle Stability Management and Hill Start Assist Control. Available safety technologies include Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning.

Discover for yourself why the features in the Hyundai Kona make it an award-winning SUV when you take it out for a test drive at Linwood Hyundai.

New Hyundai Tech Caters to EV Owners

Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai is at the forefront of electric vehicle tech, as evidenced by its latest smart features.

 

The latest function of its smartphone app allows EV owners to control performance settings via their phone. The app lets users tweak performance aspects like acceleration, deceleration, responsiveness, ignition, and maximum torque. It also lets users fine-tune energy-related settings such as the vehicle’s climate control energy use and regenerative braking capacity.

 

This added tool will let Hyundai drivers optimize performance based on trip length and how much energy they’ll need along a certain route. Per The News Wheel, the brand also plans to enhance the tool so it provides the user with recommended settings for certain terrain and weather conditions.

 

Hyundai will use blockchain technology to encrypt sensitive information. Drivers will have the freedom to create custom profiles and save their preferences to a server and access them in different Hyundai vehicles without worrying about cybersecurity breaches.

 

This new Hyundai tech comes as no surprise considering the brand’s focus on progressive technologies and enhancing its EV models. It hopes to deploy 23 electric models by 2025.

 

Contact us at Linwood Hyundai for more information on using the brand’s app to tweak your EV’s performance. Or stop by to test-drive one of our eco-friendly models like the Ioniq Hybrid or the Kona Electric.

Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition Boasts Affordable Price

Kona Iron Man Edition

What Marvel fan doesn’t want a vehicle that pays homage to Iron Man? Hyundai designed the Kona Iron Man Edition to evoke the famous Marvel character, and with such impressive looks, the model slots in at the very top of the Kona lineup. Just recently, the automaker announced the Kona Iron Man Edition model’s pricing details, and fans will surely be pleased. The Kona Iron Man Edition will start at $30,550 for FWD models and $31,950 for AWD models.

The front-end of the Kona Iron Man Edition looks fun and fierce, as it’s intended to look like Iron Man’s mask. It features a boldly-styled front fascia, a dark chrome grille, and distinctive daytime running lights. The Kona Iron Man Edition’s exterior also features a matte gray paint job with fun red exterior accents and a sporty, V-shaped hood bevel with a Marvel logo. Rounding out the exterior design are Iron Man mask badges on the fenders and Iron Man mask center caps on the 18-inch wheels. Such fun design extends to the interior, which features an Iron Man shift knob, a head-up display for a futuristic and superhero-like driving experience, and bold red piping and stitching on the seats.

The Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition rolled out to dealerships this spring and have a limited production run, so don’t wait to get your hands on one. Contact us at Linwood Hyundai for more information on this special offering. Or stop by to test-drive one of our shiny new 2019 models.

Capable, Rugged, and Affordable: The Hyundai Kona Design

Hyundai Kona

We couldn’t be more excited for the 2018 Hyundai Kona, an exciting new compact crossover. The Kona has distinct interior and exterior designs, an eco-friendly powertrain, and the latest technologies on the market. Built for the urban jungle as well as off-road trails, the revolutionary Hyundai Kona design is bound to impress a wide range of buyers.

According to Motor1, the Kona has much more personality than the slew of other compact crossovers that have hit the market recently, due in large part to the exterior and interior designs. There’s a distinct body look with black plastic cladding, multi-tiered lighting, and a so-called “rip-curl” C-pillar—a look that will especially appeal to a younger audience. Many unique paint colors are available to color the Kona in vivid ways.

The Kona seats five people, has up to 45 cubic feet of storage space with the seats down, and still offers 19.2 cubic feet of cargo room with the seats up.

Other great features on this model include the rugged versatility, low price, and optional all-wheel drive. The seven-speed dual clutch transmission will have no trouble handling high elevation, while the all-wheel-drive system can easily handle the terrain around Paducah, Benton, and Calvert City.

In short, if you’re looking for a capable crossover with all-around versatility, the Kona will satisfy your driving needs. You can find it at Linwood Hyundai.