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2019 Hyundai Kona SUV in Newport

2019 Hyundai Kona

AutoGuide has awarded the Hyundai Kona subcompact crossover as their 2019 Utility Vehicle of the Year.

The Hyundai Kona is a standout subcompact crossover, both from a styling and engineering point of view. It also comes in a fully electric version.

AutoGuide’s editor in chief, Jodi Lai said “The Kona is an impressive vehicle that sets a new benchmark in a very competitive segment, which is not an easy thing to accomplish. The lineup is made even more impressive and relevant with the addition of the Kona EV.”


The Kona beat the finalists that included the Toyota RAV4, Nissan Kicks, Subaru Forester, and Volvo XC40, who all made the final cut.


Jon Narcessian from Hyundai of Newport said “We’re pleased that the staff and testers at AutoGuide have recognized the 2019 Hyundai Kona as their Utility Vehicle of the Year.  The Kona has been a very strong entrant in the subcompact crossover category, and Hyundai spared no expense to make sure it was the best choice in the segment. Between it’s versatility, contemporary design, tremendous fuel economy, standard safety equipment, and Hyundai’s industry leading warranty, the Kona truly is the best subcompact SUV you can buy”


The 2019 Hyundai Kona, along with the entire lineup of Hyundai cars and SUVs, is available at Hyundai of Newport on West Main Road in Middletown RI.