Daring, vibrant, and modern, the Hyundai Kona is a remarkable SUV. From its safety features to its comfortable interior, every aspect of this vehicle is designed to get you to your destination relaxed and ready to face the day ahead. Its eye-catching design ensures that you’ll never blend in when you’re driving a Kona. The innovative Hyundai Kona is scheduled to reach South African shores before 2018 is over. While all the specs of the South African models aren’t available yet, we’ve compiled an overview of what Hyundai fans can expect. In the meantime, if you are looking for a capable SUV that won’t let you down when the going gets tough, you can find an SUV for sale on Auto Mart.
The Hyundai Kona boasts distinctive and modern styling that sets it apart from the crowd. This model features split-eyed headlamps and taillights, which contribute to its functionality as well as its intriguing design. Its sleek roofline enhances its vibrant aesthetics and the foglamps increase visibility during adverse weather conditions while accentuating the Kona’s eccentric appearance. Overseas the specifications for the Kona include a length of 4 165mm, width of 1 800mm and a height of 1 550mm. The wheelbase for this model is 2 600mm. It has a gross vehicle weight of 1 775kg. The Kona has a cargo space of 361 litres that can be extended by folding down the back seats. With its two-tone roof and exterior mirrors, you can customise the Kona’s expressive design by experimenting with different colour combinations.
The Hyundai Kona features a modern interior which boasts advanced technology. At the heart of the simplistic dashboard is a big touchscreen. The infotainment system offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity functions. A heads-up display is available for this model. Soft-touch materials add a luxurious touch to the dashboard as well as the front doors. The top of the range models give you the benefit of advanced features, such as electronically adjustable front seats. Other available features include wireless smartphone charges and LED headlights.
While it’s not clear what specifications will be available in South Africa, overseas the Hyundai Kona is equipped with a 1.0 Kappa TCi GDi engine that has a displacement of 998cc. This model has a maximum power output of 88kW at 6 000 rpm. The maximum speed for the Kona is 181kph and it can accelerate from 0 to 100kph in 12 seconds. It has a 6-speed manual 2WD transmission and has a fuel consumption of 5.2 litres per 100km and CO2 emissions of 117g per km.
While all of the safety features that are available overseas may not be available in South Africa, it’s possible to get an idea of what to expect by reviewing the overseas variations. With Hyundai SmartSense, the Kona offers you high levels of protection. The innovative driver assistance systems give you peace of mind that you and your loved ones are safe when you’re travelling in a Kona. A highlight of this model is its Rear-Cross Traffic Collision Warning, which reduces the chance of an accident occurring when you’re reversing out of tight parking spaces. This system is comprised of radar sensors that detect potential hazards as you exit the parking space.
Another noteworthy safety feature is the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, which is made up of a front camera as well as a radar sensor. This system monitors traffic in front of the vehicle and alerts the driver to potential collisions. Lane Keeping Assist detects if the vehicle leaves its lane unintentionally and alerts the driver so that they can set the vehicle back on its course. In emergency situations, the system can use counter steering torque to return the vehicle to its lane. Manoeuvring into tight parking spots is easy with the Parking Distance Warning-Forward System. The rear-view camera is another handy feature of this model.
Now that you know more about the Hyundai Kona, you can find an SUV for sale online. Whether you’re looking for a more traditional SUV or a model that has a contemporary style, there is something for everyone on the local market.