Hyundai Motor has won two Red Dot Design Awards, one of the most renowned international design and innovation prizes. Hyundai’s Fuel Cell vehicle Nexo and Kona small SUV were awarded in the Cars and Motorcycles category. The Kona gained recognition for outstanding design and innovation in SUV/Off-road vehicles and the Nexo showed its excellence in its sub-category.
The award evaluates the products functionality, durability, level of innovation and overall quality under aspects of form and function.
The Nexo is Hyundai’s second-generation fuel cell electric vehicle and is the eye-catching, technological flagship of Hyundai.
The hydrogen-powered SUV combines the practicality of an SUV with the clean advanced fuel cell know-how and offers autonomous driving capabilities and smart advanced driver assistance systems.
The Kona broadens Hyundai’s successful SUV line-up. Its bold look, spacious interior and engine line-up make the small SUV suitable for urban customers.
Hyundai says that design is increasingly the number one reason why customers choose the brand’s models and receiving Red Dot recognition ‘reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to producing cars that demonstrate a unique and evolving design language’.
Drawing on a jury consisting of high profile designers, professors and journalists, the Red Dot Design Award is recognised globally as one of the most sought-after marks for high quality design. The 2018 contest attracted entries from 59 countries.