Following quite a while of bits of gossip and sneak looks, Hyundai has at last disclosed its Kona subcompact SUV. The strikingly composed little hybrid goes on special launch this month in Korea, with North America and Europe.
Named after a Hawaiian coastal district, the Kona openings under Hyundai’s mainstream Tucson, entering the blossoming B-SUV fragment where its loco, love-or-despise tasteful will clash with prevalent adorable cute peers like the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3 and Toyota’s new C-HR.
The Kona’s face is characterized by its tight LED head-and taillights, which are strange fit as a fiddle and design. The daytime running lights and turn signs are housed in a tight slice just beneath the hood, while the headlamps are completely separate units bookending Hyundai’s new falling grille plan. This auto ought to be anything very easy to spot, day or night.At 13.7 feet long and 5.9 feet wide, the Kona is comparative in size to many direct contenders, however somewhat shorter. Its 102.4-inch wheelbase is appropriate in line, too.
Powertrain and Suspension
The Kona’s base motor is a 147-drive, 2.0-liter four-chamber that keeps running on the Atkinson cycle to boost mileage. It creates 132 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm and is mated to a customary six-speed programmed transmission. Hyundai claims an emphatically casual 0-to-62 mph time of 10 seconds and a top speed of 121 mph.
The progression up motor – the one North Americans appear to be destined to be offered – is a tuned variant of Hyundai’s outstanding 1.6-liter Gamma four. The turbocharged motor is evaluated at 175 hp and 196 pound-feet of torque, with pinnacle curve going ahead in the vicinity of 1,500 and 4,500 rpm. The littler, yet more power-thick motor moves the Kona to 62 mph in a guaranteed 7.7 seconds and on to 131 mph, sending energy to either the front or each of the four wheels by means of a seven-speed double grasp gearbox.
There are three driving modes, Sports, Normal and Eco, all of which change the throttle, transmission move focuses and torque mapping to advance for the driving practices their names propose.
Interiors and Gadgets
The Kona highlights a bundle of data and amusement tech, some you’d expect, some you may not. Infotainment frameworks incorporate standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay similarity, and route and HD Radio are accessible, as are 4G telematics.
Comfort based remote charging is likewise accessible, a first for this classification. The Kona will have the capacity to reveal to you when your mobile phone is completely charged, or on the off chance that you’ve abandoned it in the auto while leaving the vehicle.
Another surprising for-the-class highlight is an accessible head-up show. It’s as a matter of fact the less-refined sort as observed on a few Mini and Mazda models, however it will in any case show speed, satellite navigation headings, sound data and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Instead of projecting directly onto the windshield, this type of HUD displays information on a gauge-cluster-topping piece of glass that folds out of the way when not in use. Such frameworks have a tendency to eat up less space inside the dashboard, in addition to they weigh and cost less, however they don’t tend to look as cleaned and polished.
Safety and Security
Propelled driver-help frameworks are quickly picking up footing, even at the little, reasonable end of the market, and the Kona appears as though it’ll stack up well in such manner. Accessible Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist utilizes a front-confronting camera to distinguish a potential crash and naturally draw in braking, and path keeping help and a driver-consideration cautioning framework likewise plan to anticipate mishaps before they happen.Radar-based blind side screen and back cross-activity alarm are likewise accessible.