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You drive it. You define it – the All-New Hyundai Kona
- The All-New Kona builds on Hyundai Motor’s SUV credibility with a progressive approach to enhance the brand’s appeal, reach new customers and support the goal to become leading Asian automotive brand in Europe by 2021
- The All-New Kona offers a completely new compact SUV platform and a bold, sharp design with full-LED twin headlamps, two-tone roof and the choice between ten distinctive exterior colours
- Coloured stitching on the seats and steering wheel as well as highlights around the air vents transform the Kona’s interior into a second skin that protects the owner seamlessly
- The Kona is a true SUV with four-wheel drive, 7DCT and Hyundai’s latest powertrains: from modern turbocharged petrol engines to the newest generation of diesel technology
- The new – and Hyundai first - combiner head-up display with class-leading luminance projects relevant driving information directly into the driver’s line of sight
- The Display Audio, another Hyundai first, makes connectivity accessible, allowing passengers to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the seven-inch screen
- The new high-end sound system by Krell, featuring eight speakers and an amplifier delivers concert hall sound quality to all passengers
- The Kona offers a wide range of active safety features including Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection
“The All-New Kona is not just another car among Hyundai Motor’s established SUV range - it is an important milestone of our journey to become Asian automotive brand number one in Europe by 2021,” says Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe. “With its true SUV genes, a progressive design and premium features, Kona reflects the lifestyle of modern customers, enhancing the brand’s appeal and attracting new customers.”
Hyundai Motor extends its SUV family with a progressive approach
Since the launch of Santa Fe in 2001 Hyundai Motor sold more than 1.4 Million SUVs in Europe becoming an established brand in the SUV segment. The Tucson is the fastest selling SUV of Hyundai in Europe with more than 250,000 sales since launch in 2015. Now, Hyundai Motor is extending its SUV family to four members including the Grand Santa Fe, Santa Fe and Tucson by entering the B-SUV segment. Hyundai Motor developed a completely new compact SUV platform to meet highest European customer expectations. The All-New Kona is a real SUV with a bold and progressive design, premium features, accessible connectivity and latest safety technologies. It expresses the lifestyle of modern urban customers and is a confident statement of who you are: You drive it, You define it.
The All-New Hyundai Kona is an important milestone for Hyundai Motor Europe on its way to becoming the leading Asian automotive brand in Europe by 2021 with the launch of 30 new models and derivatives.
Bold, sharp exterior
The All-New Kona’s front is expressive and powerful, adopting Hyundai Motor’s new family identity, the Cascading Grille. New twin headlamps enhance the visual impact, with the LED Daytime Running Lights positioned on top of the LED headlights. The separated lights at the front deliver a confident, progressive appearance with sleek, sharp shapes. A bold front and rear are emphasised by the car’s wide stance and its voluminous, confident body styling. The Kona’s two-tone roof and the choice of ten distinctive exterior colours offer 28 individual combinations for almost every individual style. The 18” alloy wheels add to the bold character of the car and are among the biggest in segment.
Elegantly tailored interior
The interior is characterised by smooth, contoured surfaces on top of the instrument panel that give it a sensuous and refined feel while dark painted parts represent the technological and rugged character. This is complemented by generous roominess and visibility. A choice between different-accent colours and matching coloured stitching on the seats and steering wheel show the refinement and attention to detail that went into the development of the sophisticated interior. The Kona is the only car in the segment, where the interior accent colour continues on the seat belts.
State-of-the-art powertrains and four-wheel drive
Right from the start, the Kona offers the choice between two turbocharged, small-displacement petrol powertrains with high low-end torque and excellent fuel efficiency: a 1.0-litre T-GDI with a 6-speed manual transmission (MT) and 120 PS (88 kW) (fuel consumption combined: 5.4-5.2 l/100 km; CO2 combined: 125-117 g/km*) as standard and a high-power 1.6-litre T-GDI with 177 PS (130 kW) and Hyundai’s self-developed 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT) and four-wheel drive (fuel consumption combined: 6.7 l/100 km; CO2 combined: 153 g/km*). The optional four-wheel drive of the Kona supports drivers in all kinds of driving situations with up to 50% torque at the rear wheels, e.g. on snow, gravel and of course on regular road surfaces. All Kona featuring four-wheel drive are coming with a multi-link rear axle. To meet the expectations of performance-orientated customers, the suspension enhances stability in cornering. In the summer of 2018 Hyundai will be launching its next generation of efficient 1.6-litre diesel powertrains for the Kona, also available with 6-Speed MT or Hyundai’s efficient, direct-responding 7DCT, with optional four-wheel-drive.
The completely new developed platform of the Kona enables the optional four-wheel drive and makes the Kona capable for an electric powertrain with an optimised underfloor design. It also facilitates a high level of driving dynamics supported by exceptional body stiffness and lightness.
Head-up display and the choice of connectivity
For the first time in a Hyundai, the Kona’s new head-up display projects relevant driving information directly into the driver’s line of sight. Its class-leading luminance of 10.000 cd/m2 and eight-inch image size enable not only effortless daylight visibility but also the faster processing of information while keeping attention on the road ahead.
A very high degree of connectivity for smart devices also adds to the All-New Kona’s appeal. The optional eight-inch infotainment system integrates all navigation, media and connectivity features, supporting both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system comes with a seven-year free subscription to LIVE Services, offering updated information in real time: weather, traffic, speed cameras (where legally allowed) and online searches for points of interest. Another Hyundai first in the Kona is Display Audio: passengers have the option of switching their smartphone’s content on to the system’s seven-inch display via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With this function they can use the phone's built-in navigation capabilities, make phone calls, dictate messages or listen to their favourite music. The system provides entry-level customers with more accessible connectivity.
An optional wireless inductive charging pad (Qi standard) for mobile phones allows passengers to charge their smartphones conveniently on the move.
Latest safety features and high-strength steel body
While the All-New Kona is designed for people with active, individual lifestyles, it also seriously cares about its passengers. Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance technologies comply with the highest European safety standards. The list of safety features includes Hyundai Motor’s Forward Collision Warning and Forward Collison-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Warning,Low Beam Assist-Static and High Beam Assist.
Hyundai Motor is the only car manufacturer to make its own steel for the global production of its vehicles, with great benefits for the All-New Kona, i.e. a strong, light body that enhances the dynamic performance and increases passenger safety through the use of high-strength steel, a broad appliance of hot stamping and 115 metres of structural adhesive.