The Hyundai Kona is a model with a smaller off-road type body than the Tucson that will hit the market in September or October 2017.
It measures 4.17 meters in length. Therefore, it is similar to Peugeot 2008 , Renault Captur , Nissan Juke , Citroën C3 Aircross or Audi Q2 . It measures 1.8 meters wide and 1,55 meters high: the models mentioned above are slightly narrower and higher, with the exception of the Audi Q2. KIA will also have a vehicle of similar size to the Kona, the Stonic .
You can choose with petrol and diesel engines, all with turbocharger. There is a 1.0-liter (1.0 T-GDI) of 120 horses. With this engine, the Kona reaches a top speed of 181 km / h and can accelerate from standing at 100 km / h in 12 seconds; The Hyundai i30 , with an identical power engine, reaches 190 km / h and takes 11.1 seconds to complete the same measurement. The second petrol engine has 1.6 liters (its commercial name is 1.6 T-GDI) and gives 177 hp. The least powerful has front-wheel drive and manual gearbox; The 177-horse has four-wheel drive and dual clutch automatic gear shifting and seven ratios (7DCT).
In the summer of 2018 diesel engines will arrive. They are 1.6 liters of displacement and have 115 horses (this will go in combination with manual change) and 136 horses (it will take automatic change and possibly also manual, at the moment Hyundai has not assured us). The latter will have front-wheel drive and it is also possible to drive in all four.
Hyundai says the interior is spacious and has optimized the design of the rear suspension (which is multi-link in the all-wheel-drive versions and tied-in-the-front torsion-driven arms), the fuel tank, Of all-wheel drive and exhaust system to maximize space for occupants of the rear seats. The Kona trunk has a capacity of 361 liters (the same size for the two traction systems), which is an intermediate volume compared to its alternatives.
The most expensive multimedia system has an 8-inch screen size, browser and is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It has a surface to charge mobile phones wirelessly and is ready to access the internet (it brings a free subscription of 7 years to a service that offers information of the meteorology, the traffic, the speed controls and allows to do searches of points Of interest). There is another simpler multimedia system that has a feature called Display Audio: “a device whereby passengers can reflect the content of their smartphones on a seven-inch screen using the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems” and ” Navigation possibilities contained within the telephone, make calls, dictate messages or listen to music “.
Another element of equipment – new in Hyundai – is the Head up Display , which projects in a plastic sheet in front of the field of vision of the driver, the speed, data of the navigation system, the radio and the warnings of the alert by change Involuntary lane . There will also be a pre-collision protection system (which receives information from a camera and a radar located in the front), assistant by involuntary change of lane, automatic connection and disconnection of the lights of long range, detection of vehicles in the Blind corner of the exterior mirrors and alert for cross-traffic rear (it is designed to make safer reversing parking exits). The headlights can be led.
You will have several customization possibilities. For example, the roof can be painted two-tone and the rest of the body ten. Inside you can choose the tonality of some details.