Hyundai Kona Electric Named 2023 Hispanic Motor Press EV of the Year.

Fourteenth Annual Awards Recognizes Kona for the Second Consecutive Year among the Best Vehicles for Hispanic Car Buyers

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 17, 2023 – The Hyundai KONA Electric has been named EV of the Year in the 2024 Hispanic Motor Press Awards. The recognition marks two consecutive years for the Kona which offers customers electric and internal combustion powertrains, including a sporty N Line version. The 14th Annual awards program recognizes the best vehicles for Hispanic consumers based on advancements in technology, cleaner mobility solutions, safety features, infotainment, styling, driving satisfaction, and value.

“At Hyundai, we are committed to advancing our eco-friendly mobility solutions to cater to a diverse range of customers, providing a smart alternative in a competitive market,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president, product planning and mobility strategy, Hyundai Motor North America. “The Kona Electric stands out with its superior efficiency, cutting-edge technologies, distinctive design, and comprehensive safety features. We are thrilled to receive the prestigious Hispanic Motor Press Award, furthering our mission to make electrification more accessible, convenient, and a dynamic experience to drive.”

“California, the nation’s largest Hispanic market and a hub for car culture, is the perfect setting to highlight the best vehicles for the Hispanic consumer. At HMPA, we strive to educate and promote the adoption of clean and safe transportation for the well-being of Latino families,” said Ricardo Rodriguez-Long, founder and president, Hispanic Motor Press Foundation. “Hyundai’s leadership in electrification and sustainable mobility is evident in its product mix and exemplified by the Kona, awarded City Car last year and now clinching the prestigious EV of the Year title thanks to Its winning combination of technology and attributes that resonate with Hispanic car buyers.”

Hispanic Motor Press Awards

The Hispanic Motor Press Awards is the premier independent Hispanic awards presented in the country for the Hispanic community to help, educate, and pre-select the best vehicle options in the market. The jury panel is comprised of national Hispanic journalists, content creators, and influencers who assess the vehicles while considering key purchase drivers for Hispanic families in quality, reliability, style, safety, and value.