The company’s entry Kona into the SUV subcompact red segment, which is expected to go on sale in America in the first quarter of 2018. When introducing 2018 Hyundai Kona, we learned a lot about The upcoming vehicle, including details about its finish levels and engine options. Hyundai also gave us the chance to drive the Kona, although extremely fast a pre-production model of Korean specimens at the Hyundai test point. With this grain of salt in place, here are our first impressions of the Kona.
Jeep Cherokee traffic lights and headlamps, stacked, as well as various other body and semi-floating roof additives (available in body color or black), give it a strange appearance and somewhat demanding at first glance Particularly in Photos. But it seems distinctive and more consistent in person. Expect a similar lighting arrangement and cascade grid treatment to engrave the faces of other Hyundai SUVs to come, though the company says its future designs will focus on individualist versus A homogeneous aspect throughout its range.
A total width of 70.9 inches and a height of 61.0 inches makes the 2018 Hyundai Kona comparable to most other mini SUVs. Its 102.4-inch wheelbase, however, is only 2.7 inches shorter than the Tucson, allowing a fairly spacious cabin. Hyundai took care to pack the rear suspension, exhaust and other components so as not to interfere internally, resulting in a relatively airy cocoon and a decent volume of 18 Cubic feet behind the rear seat. Perhaps it is not the big box that is the soul of Kia, but the Kona fears the Mazda CX-3 in usable space.
The style inside is less polarizing than the outside but still quite attractive. The quality of the construction is substantial, the ergonomic layout and control is done intelligently, and attractive design details, such as colorful accents around the shift lever and vent vents, add a touch of ‘ Spices to more sophisticated versions. The leather-covered examples we have seen have also featured contrasting stitching and piping on the seats, as well as color-matched seat belts. Small variants have padded fabric upholstery with attractive black and white teeth seat inserts.
The cab also creates a new design field for Hyundai in terms of telematics, with a central touch screen in the form of a shelf mounted above the dashboard. A 7.0-inch unit flanked by redundant buttons is standard and an 8.0-inch configuration with navigation is optional. Also comprised between 8.0-inch, there is a retro-retractable display screen that drivers of recent Mazda vehicles will find familiar. The optional display can also relay the current audio, navigation and security information. Other available technical features include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, a wireless charging pack for peripherals and 4G Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as a suite of active safety aids: blind monitoring, rear alert Crossing, Start warning and guidance assistance, automatic harnesses, a driver attention monitor and a direct collision warning with automated emergency braking.
The standard engine is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder cylinder in the SE and SEL finish levels; It gets 147 hp at 6,000 rpm and 132 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm. It is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This puts them in line with competitors such as Honda HR-V (141 hp) and Toyota C-HR (144 hp).
However, the pre-production models we conducted had a 1.6-liter turbocharger engine that would be available in the upper and lower finishing levels and should have a take-up rate of 35 to 40%. The engine provides 175 hp at 5,500 rpm and 195 lb-ft of 1,500 at 4,500 rpm. This would give him the opportunity to take the Jeep Renegade (160 hp).
The vehicle will begin arriving in the showrooms in March. The price was not disclosed, but officials say it will be competitive with other people in the segment and less than the C-HR Toyota, which starts around $ 23,500, while entries like Honda HR-V Start around $ 20,000 or less.