2018 Hyundai Kona Review

The future of Automobiles seems to have been fast-tracked with the introduction of 2018 Hyundai Kona SUV by the Korean motor maker Hyundai. This SUV provides the solution for modern day people who are seeking to combine efficiency, comfort, and durability without exchanging it for the style. The latest in its brand of sport utility vans (SUV’s), the car comes with some mind blowing features that would certainly make it a must get for every car lover world over.

The paradoxical features of the car such as its strong looks combined with its soft and comfortable interior, also its unique lightening feature certainly makes it a stand out, its futuristic components that don’t compromise on standards and many other features makes this innovation one of a kind. The new Kona will be available in four different trims, i.e. SE, SEL, Limited and Ultimate. One thing however that should excite any automobile enthusiast is the futuristic features of the B-SUV new entrant, this is because it helps them gaze into what the future holds for every lover of the Hyundai brand of cars.

2018 Hyundai Kona Exterior

The exterior of the 2018 Kona is an attention grabber. A single gaze upon the body of the Kona immediately inspires marvel. Hyundai had really tried by all means to enhance the elegance of the Kona’s 2018 model slightly beyond its predecessor version, the Kona 2017. It is simple in appearance and emphasizes functionality. The designing elements show high contrasting with prominent style. It has a long wheel base coupled with overhangs that are short, two features which account for its amazing stability even at very high speeds. Thanks to its protective armor, it has a masculine appearance which grants it its sporty nature. This design also emphasizes the model’s readiness for intense riding activities.

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The new Kona is lower and wider on the road. Its front is quite elegant even though it is just as functional oriented as the adjacent sides. It has composite lamps, which feature more than two light components including the slim daytime running lights atop the LED headlights. This is consistent with Hyundai’s latest signature, the Cascading Grille which is to characterize all their modern cars. At the rear, the brake lights along with the turn indicators are placed in a separate section. The roofline, wheels, and body are in two tone color giving choice to the buyers to customize their car. Built on a new platform the new Kona is 164.0 inches long with a wheelbase of 102.4 inches, whereas the width and height are 70.9 inches and 61.0 inches respectively.

2018 Hyundai Kona

New Hyundai Kona 2018 Interior

Just like its exterior, the interior is also filled with unique features. The new Hyundai Kona SUV even with the low roofline and refined arrangements look spacious from inside. The rear holds the suspension components whereas the intrusion of the central tunnel has been reduced with under floor design optimization, thus providing generous seating space to the passengers. The rear seat can also be split and fold flat to create additional space for golf accessories of a bicycle. The control buttons and layouts are positions smartly.

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The seats are upholstered with fine quality fabric and leather covered seats with contrast piping and stitching will be available on higher trim levels. The dashboard on top holds a 7 inches touchscreen as a standard whereas 8 inches screen can be an optional choice for customers, which will display safety, audio and navigation info with color graphics. Just like newly launched Mazda, the new Hyundai Kona also features 8 inches retractable screen for the head up display.

2018 Hyundai Kona interior

Tech features

Giving a luxury feel from its bold exterior and refined interior th2 2018 Hyundai Kona also delivers all the technical features of a luxury car to its customers. Along with 4G Wi-Fi connectivity, the infotainment system is also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also features an HD and satellite radio plus audio streaming with Bluetooth. Moreover, the passengers can easily charge their smart devices through a wireless charging pad.

Safety features

Hyundai Kona while giving best in class facilities with all the comfort has also kept the safety of passengers in mind. It is upgraded with the following safety features:
• Forward collision warning
• Lane departure warning
• Blind spot monitoring
• Lane keeping assist
• Rear cross traffic alert
• Automatic high beams and emergency braking

Engine

The new Hyundai Kona offers different power output with a combined range of diesel and gasoline engines to provide vibrant driving experience to its passengers. There will be the 1.6T GDI Gamma engine which delivers an output of 177PS and torque of 265NM. Within just 7.7 seconds this raging engine can accelerate from 0-100 km/h and can attain 210 km/h he’s top speed. This dynamic engine is coupled with the seven-speed dual clutch transmission. Another option for the engine is a 2.0-liter MPI Atkinson unit which can generate 149PS and 179 NM of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and its top speed is 194km/h. The car can reach from 0-100km/h in 10 seconds.

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In European Markets, the 2018 Hyundai Kona will be presented with two more engine options. One is a 1.6-liter diesel engine and the other one is a turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0 T-GDI engine which can boost 120PS and a torque of 172 NM. With the turbocharged engine, the top speed attained by new Kona is 181 km/h and the acceleration time to reach from 0-100 km/h is 12 seconds.

Price and Release date

The new Hyundai Kona will be available at the dealership in Korea by the end of June 2017, where as in Europe it will be available for sale by the end of 2017. Americans will get their hands on this beauty in the beginning of 2018. The final price has not been set by the Korean maker, however, while keeping other competitors’ models in mind one can expect a price nearly $20,000 for the base trim and higher for upper models.

With impactful exterior, spacious interior and refined tech feature the new Hyundai Kona 2018 is definitely going to be a must to buy B-SUV for active and energetic customers.

2018 Hyundai Kona photos

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