Hyundai Kona Tops Segment in J.D. Power Tech-Experience Study

The J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study℠ named the Hyundai Kona the highest in overall satisfaction with new-vehicle technology in the small segment.

The study measures owners’ experience, usage and interaction with driver-centric vehicle technology. Kona topped the small segment in technology categories such as entertainment and connectivity, driving assistance, collision protection and smartphone mirroring.

“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,” says Manish Mehrotra, director, Digital Business Planning and Connected Operations, 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.”

The award-winning Hyundai Kona comes with standard equipment that includes a 7” LCD touchscreen with rearview camera, Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay™ and LED Daytime Running Lights. A suite of advanced safety features is also available including:

  • Rearview camera with Dynamic Guidance (Standard)
  • Vehicle Stability Management system (Standard)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (Standard)
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (Standard on SEL trim and above)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (Standard on SEL trim and above)
  • Lane Change Assist (Standard on SEL trim and above)

The premium infotainment system offers various advanced connectivity features, including optional SiriusXM® Radio, HD Radio and next-generation Blue Link® LTE-powered connectivity.


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