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Hyundai Kona Tops J.D. Power Tech Rankings

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2018 Hyundai Kona ranked first by J.D. Power for Tech Experience

The 2018 Hyundai Kona has been snapping up awards left and right. The all-new SUV’s latest honor comes from J.D. Power and recognizes the Kona’s outstanding technology features.

J.D. Power ranked the Kona highest in “overall satisfaction with new-vehicle technology” in the small segment as part of its 2018 U.S. Tech Experience Index Study. The study surveys drivers to measure their experiences and interactions with a variety of driver-centric vehicle technologies.

“We are proud to offer advanced safety and convenience technologies across our Hyundai lineup, especially during a time when vehicle technology is becoming an expectation for owners and drivers,” said Manish Mehrotra, director of digital business planning and connected operations for Hyundai Motor America. “Kona’s cutting-edge connectivity and safety features speak to Hyundai’s commitment to providing better technological solutions to enhance the driver experience.”


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2018 Hyundai Kona ranked first by J.D. Power for Tech Experience

In J.D. Power’s study, the Hyundai Kona ruled several categories:

  • Smartphone mirroring: The Kona offers standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay technology so drivers can easily integrate their smartphones with the vehicle’s infotainment system.
  • Entertainment and connectivity: The Kona’s 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system offers numerous available features like SiriusXM Radio, HD Radio, and Blue Link LTE-powered connectivity.
  • Driving assistance: The Kona comes standard with a dynamic-guidance rearview camera, a Vehicle Stability Management system, Hill Start Assist Control, and LED Daytime Running Lights.
  • Collision protection: The Kona features available activity safety features like Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, and Lane Change Assist.

The upshot of the study: Owners communicate a high level of satisfaction with the Kona’s technology, thanks to its easy-to-use nature and its ability to improve their driving experience.


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