Technology can be both good and bad. Flight has allowed us to break the bonds of gravity and travel easily to far lands, to space. It has also led to aerial warfare, the horrors stretching from Guernica to Hiroshima, Indochina to 9/11. Flight is not good or bad, it’s how you use it…
A college kid in a red Veloster pulls up at a light next to a cop car. Aggressive revving starts, cops glare in disbelief, the kid looks embarrassed and perplexed. Wheels spin, smoke. The camera pans wider – there is a very small Veloster between the big cars making all the noise. Purple body, orange flames, big tires, huge exhaust – the full comic treatment.
As challenges go, these are biggies.
Simon Loasby’s key role will be to further develop Sensuous Sportiness – Hyundai’s new design identity. He will also play a pivotal role in deciding exactly how Hyundai cars will look in the future. And if that is not enough, he needs to sustain and grow Hyundai’s global SUV campaign.
Earlier this year, the Hyundai Kona Electric was named ‘Best Green Fleet Car’ at the Fleet World Awards at Novotel London West. The impressive all-electric crossover showed judges its true worth by offering ‘real-world usability’ and a ‘fun driving experience’.
This award comes as no surprise really as the Korean automaker’s all-electric crossover has already made a name for itself winning other awards as well. Last year it was named Auto Express ‘Affordable Electric Car of the Year’ and ‘Car of the Year’ by Next Green Car. The Hyundai Kona Electric is the latest electrified model from the carmaker joining the Ioniq in their already impressive line-up.
The 2019 Hyundai Kona adds to the Korean automaker’s long list of well-equipped, stylish and functional vehicles. Judging from their overwhelming global success in recent years with the Hyundai Grand i10, Hyundai Tucson and Creda, it’s no surprise that Hyundai is the third best-selling passenger car brand in South Africa.
Hyundai is once again in the news winning yet another award. This time it’s all about the inverted headlight design that has earned them the International Design Excellence Award.
The long wait is finally over as the new Hyundai Kona is here and we couldn’t be more excited. Hyundai Automotive SA confirmed that the Hyundai Kona will fill the gap between the Creta and the Tucson within a similar price range and stacked with new features and cutting-edge technology. While the compact SUV crossover market in South Africa is filled with top quality cars, the Kona is making headlines for many reasons.
Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition
Hyundai commissioned a survey of 2 000 respondents ahead of the UK release of Ant-Man and the Wasp, which features the Hyundai Kona, the new Hyundai Veloster and the upcoming Santa Fe. Cars from the Marvel franchise that also got respondents excited include Tony Stark’s Audi R8 (Iron Man) and Acura NSX (The Avengers), as well as Hank Pym’s Triumph Spitfire (Ant-Man).
In perhaps one of the most comprehensive and data-driven assessments on the planet, the Hyundai Kona has been singled out for Best Economic Performance and Best 5 All-round Performance in its segment by industry oracle: ASG.
For 17 years, since the first Santa Fe, Hyundai have been a central pillar of the SUV market. Now, with the first all-electric, compact SUV currently debuting at the Geneva Motor show, Hyundai is raising the stakes. The early estimates are unanimous. Even Top Gear has lauded the all-electric Kona for sporting more torque than the Porsche 718 Cayman and the long-range model competes in the hot-hatch arena at 100km/h in just 7.6 seconds. See what else makes this SUV so special…