Hyundai Kona subcompact SUV and Nexo fuel cell vehicle have won Red Dot Design Awards, 2018. While the former earned recognition for its design and innovation in SUV/Off-road vehicles category, the latter one acknowledged in its sub category. Vehicles were judged on the basis of their durability, functionality, overall quality and level of innovation by a panel of high profile designers, professors and journalists.
Red Dot Design Award is one of the most prestigious awards for high quality design in the automobile industry. This year, the contest draw entries from 59 countries, thus making it world’s largest product competition. The achievement shows Hyundai’s effort of attaining the next level of the automotive design in the industry. Check Out – Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India
Just so you know, the Hyundai Azera had won 2017 Red Dot Award in 2017 for its design quality for fourth straight year and the i30 received ‘Honorable Mention’. Hyundai cars such as Ioniq (in 2016), i20 (in 2015), Sonata and i10 (2015) and Genesis in (2014) also entitled with several esteemed awards.
Hyundai Kona subcompact SUV will make its way to the Indian market in 2019. While the carmaker previewed the regular model (with contemporary fuel) of the SUV at the 2018 Auto Expo, it will launch the electric version with two battery packs (39.2kWh and 64kWh). The smaller capacity unit delivers electric range of 300km, and the larger capacity pack offers 470km in a single charge. Read – New Hyundai Creta Is Coming Soon To India
On the other hand, the Hyundai Nexo is the “technological flagship” model of the company’s eco-vehicle range. This fuel cell electric vehicle made its India debut in February, 2018. The SUV’s new generation model is claimed to offer better performance than the Hyundai Tucson FCEV. Powering the vehicle is a 95kW fuel cell delivering power worth 161bhp and 395Nm of torque along with the driving range of around 500 miles.
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