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Hyundai Wins Three Categories in the 2022 Newsweek Autos Awards


Hyundai was selected as the winner of the 2022 Newsweek Autos awards in three categories. Kona was awarded the Best Small SUV, Santa Cruz was deemed the Best Small Pickup and Hyundai was selected as the Best Brand for Your Buck.

“Receiving Newsweek Autos’ Best Brand for Your Buck, Best Small SUV for Kona, and Best Small Pickup for Santa Cruz awards confirms Hyundai’s unceasing effort to produce vehicles perfectly tailored to U.S. buyer needs,” said Ricky Lao, director of product planning, Hyundai Motor North America. “With powerful and efficient powertrains, generous advanced technologies, innovative design and comprehensive safety, Hyundai is satisfying its owners more than ever.”

Santa Cruz breaks new ground within the SUV, Truck and Crossover segments by offering a proper Sports Adventure Vehicle unlike anything else in the U.S. market. Kona offers a fresh design, including sporty N and N Line trims with dynamic design cues and is also a critical model in Hyundai’s electrification strategy with the Kona Electric.

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