The Hyundai KONA has been voted as the best car to own by thousands of drivers across the country, in the Auto Express Driver Power Survey. KONA was also named as the Best Small SUV, with KONA Electric winning Best Electric Car.
The Driver Power Survey – now in its 20th year – is organised by the UK’s top selling weekly car magazine, Auto Express, calling on car owners to rate their vehicles in a number of categories from reliability and technology to MPG and running costs.
Auto Express Editor-in-Chief, Steve Fowler said: “The Hyundai KONA has been voted our Driver Power Car of the Year thanks to its comprehensive roster of talents, with owners telling us they love almost everything about this small SUV, from the tidy handling, fantastic infotainment and low running costs, to the strong reliability, sleek looks and strong drivetrains.
“What’s more, when we separate out the KONA Electric we find that this is the top-rated EV in our survey, getting the better of both the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3. Strong stuff indeed.But it wasn’t just the KONA that impressed owners: Hyundai’s IONIQ took a win in the fuel economy and running costs category, and finished second in the compact family car class, while the i10 took the silver medal in our rundown of city cars.”
To rank as the very best car in the survey, KONA had to perform strongly in each of the voted categories, placing top for Ride & Handling and coming runner up in the Reliability & Build Quality, Infotainment, Connectivity & Electronics, and Engine & Gearbox categories.
Other Hyundai models scored very highly in the Driver Power Survey, too, with i10 finishing runner-up in the list of City Cars and IONIQ runner-up in the Compact Family Cars class –including an overall win in the MPG & Running Costs category.
Ashley Andrew, Managing Director of Hyundai Motor UK, said: “Fresh off the back of six wins for our model range at the Auto Express Awards, we’re delighted to see that the readers are just as enthusiastic about Hyundai as the writers. The Auto Express Driver Power Survey is a great barometer for the real-life ownership experience of a Hyundai customer and to see so many of our models scoring highly, let alone topping the table, is a testament to the breadth and depth of the ever-developing Hyundai product range.”
Priced from £21,265, the KONA range recently underwent some significant enhancements to styling, technology and more, bringing even greater equipment and luxury.