Hyundai NEXO and KONA honoured with prestigious Red Dot Awards.

Hyundai Motor wins two Red Dot Design Awards for KONA and NEXO
Accolades highlight Hyundai Motor’s success in evolving its design language
With the 2018 awards Hyundai is recognised for the fifth consecutive year, and has won a total of ten Red Dot design awards

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9 April 2018 – Hyundai Motor has won two of this year’s Red Dot Design Awards, one of the most renowned international design and innovation prizes. Hyundai’s Fuel Cell vehicle NEXO and KONA small SUV were awarded in the Cars and Motorcycles category. The KONA gained recognition for outstanding design and innovation in ‘SUV/Off-road vehicles’ and the NEXO showed its excellence in its sub-category.

The prestigious award evaluates the product’s functionality, durability, level of innovation and overall quality under aspects of form and function. 

The NEXO is Hyundai’s second-generation fuel cell electric vehicle. It is characterised by a pure and calm design emphasising its streamlined silhouette and by a floating roof. The NEXO shapes the future of driving and is the eye-catching, technological flagship of Hyundai. The first dedicated hydrogen-powered SUV combines the practicality of an SUV with the clean advanced fuel cell know-how to offer the most advanced technology on the market with autonomous driving capabilities, smart advanced driver assistance systems and strongest powertrains in the segment. 

The KONA broadens Hyundai’s successful SUV line-up. With its sleek, sharp and colorful design it creates a unique proposition in the small SUV segment. Bold exterior lines, a pleasantly spacious interior and a powerful engine line-up make the innovative small SUV suitable for modern, urban customers.

Design is increasingly the number one reason why customers choose the Hyundai brand. Receiving this prestigious recognition in the fifth consecutive year reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to producing cars that demonstrate a unique and evolving design language. The 2018 award follows the recognition in 2017 for the Azera and an ‘Honorable Mention’ for the i30, the prize-winning IONIQ line-up in 2016 as well as double recognition in 2015 for i20 and Sonata, and for i10 and Genesis in 2014.

Drawing on a prominent jury consisting of high profile designers, professors and journalists, the Red Dot Design Award is recognised globally as one of the most sought-after marks for high quality design. The 2018 contest attracted entries from 59 countries, making the Red Dot Award the largest product competition in the world.

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