Hyundai NEXO and Hyundai Kona have won the Red Dot Design Awards for design and innovation for the fifth consecutive year. The company has won a total of ten Red Dot design awards so far. The Kona has been recognised for outstanding design and innovation in ‘SUV/Off-road vehicles’ and the Hyundai NEXO showed its excellence in its subcategory. The 2018 contest attracted entries from 59 countries.
The award evaluates the product’s functionality, durability, level of innovation and overall quality of aspects of form and function.
The NEXO is Hyundai’s second-generation fuel cell electric vehicle. The first dedicated hydrogen-powered SUV combines the practicality of an SUV with the clean advanced fuel cell know-how offering 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. The innovative subcompact SUV is suitable for modern, urban customers. The 2018 award follows the recognition in 2017 for the Hyundai 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.