Recently, the crossover has become the focus of the press, and after Kia Stonic was unveiled last Tuesday, Hyundai has decided to reveal its 2018 Hyundai Kona.
After entering in one of the most competitive segments in the market and being sold worldwide, Hyundai Kona will face a number of emerging names such as Nissan Juke, Toyota C-HR, Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade
First, Kona 2018 will be on sale in Korea this month, followed by Kona to Europe later this year and North America in early 2018.
Named after a waterscape on Hawaii’s Big Island, Kona has a bold front, with some of the same features as other competitors. Overall body of Kona is relatively soft and beautiful with protective coating as other cars in the segment.
Moreover, the new Hyundai Kona also owns headlight clusters, LED backlighting, as well as sports wheels offered with a variety of styling options. Kona is a modern compact crossover with Korean customers, Hyundai is confident that with Kona, it can attract thousands of buyers every year.
“With Kona, we have succeeded in creating a compact, stylish, modern, high-performance SUV that fits perfectly with the needs of our customers,” said Euisun Chung, Hyundai’s vice president.
“We want to be able to set new standards for the small SUV segment, thanks to the attractive design, advanced connectivity and top safety features found on the Hyundai Kona 2018. ”
Although, it is not officially released photos of the interior, the public also had a glimpse of Kona’s cabin through a set of photos shared on the site early this morning.
From these pictures, Kona’s car’s interior looks more elegant than the outside. Especially with the exterior yellow version, the car interior will also receive yellow details to match the exterior bodywork.
Hyundai’s new crossover seems to target younger customers as they come equipped with more advanced entertainment systems with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, HD radio, rear camera, and 4Gconnectivity. Display 5-, 7- or 8-inch display.
In particular, Kona is the first model in the segment to be equipped with wireless phone chargers for smartphones, of course this is an option. The charging system will be notified when the phone is fully charged and even when you leave the phone in the car and leave.
Another notable new feature on the Hyundai Kona is the head-up display (HUD), but instead of displaying data on the windshield, the vehicle’s data is captured in a glass panel. The information available on the HUD screen includes speed, directions, lane departure alerts, and audio data.
The standard active safety features available on the Kona include collision prediction, lane maintenance, high beams support, driving alerts, all of which use camera and output. Vehicle radar systems also support blind spot monitoring to identify vehicles that are prone to approaching the vehicle, which may be out of sight when the vehicle is running at high speed. Kona’s rear-collision warning will help the driver to detect when another vehicle may have entered the other side of the vehicle.
Built on a completely new platform shared with the upcoming Kia Stonic “sisters” model, the Hyundai Kona has a length of 4,165mm, 1,800mm wide, 1,550mm high and 2,600mm long.
Hyundai claims to have optimized the chassis for the Kona, with a 4WD four-wheel drive system and a new exhaust system to help reduce the infiltration of the central pipe, as well as the suspension arrangement of the suspension. Kona will be equipped with a folding seat system and a 2-level platform, which can be easily carried with a bike or golf equipment in the back of the car.
In most markets, the Kona will be equipped with the most standard engine, a 2.0 liter four-cylinder natural gas engine that produces 147 horsepower and 179Nm of torque. With this engine, Hyundai Kona can accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 10 seconds, before rolling top speed of 194 km / h.