So here it is, the all-new Hyundai Kona, a funky compact SUV that is going to play a major role in Hyundai’s plans to dominate the compact segment in Europe over the next few years. The Kona has a lot going for it, from cool design, to spacious interior equipped with high-tech features, and a range of refined engines.
Going on sale in Korea this month followed by Europe and North America, the 2018 Hyundai Kona comes with a choice of 150 PS and 180 Nm 2.0-liter MPI Atkinson engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission (0-100km/h time of 10 seconds and a top speed of 194km/h), a 177 PS and 265 Nm Gamma 1.6T-GDI mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (0-100km/h time of 7.7 seconds and a top speed of 210km/h) and a Europe-only 1.0 T-GDI turbocharged three-cylinder engine with six-speed manual transmission developing 120 PS and 170 Nm of torque (0-100km/h time of 12 seconds, top speed of 181km/h).Euro-spec also gets a 1.6 diesel later on. Needless to say, you also have a choice of 2WD and 4WD.
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In terms of technology and features, 2018 Hyundai Kona lacks not a single thing. The list of available goodies include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA); High Beam Assist (HBA); and Driver Attention Warning (DAW), lind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Rear Cross-Traffic Collison Warning (RCCW), 5-, 7- or 8-inch display, DAB digital radio (Europe), HD Radio (North America), rear view camera display, and 4G telematics (North America), Head-Up Display (HUD) showing info on speed, navigation instructions, Lane Departure Warning messages, and audio information, smartphone wireless charging, and…
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