The 2018 Hyundai Kona SUV is ready for debut in the near future. The subcompact crossover appears more of a concept car than a production model. The model is named after the Kona district in Hawaii and it will be battling out with the likes of Toyota CH-R, Nissan Juke, Mazda CX-3, Ford Eco-sport and Honda HR-V.
2018 Hyundai Kona – Elegant Exterior Design
The 2018 Hyundai Kona features elegant exterior design platform. It maintains the luxurious Hyundai platform, featuring a combination of high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum. Its exterior body is built using the new Kia Stonic’s chassis. The high strength steel ensures the car’s stability and hard-body designing. The lightweight aluminum designing reduces the vehicle’s overall weight hence improving the aerodynamic performance and fuel efficiency. Other upgrades include a massive front bumper adopting larger air intakes for better engine cooling. However, the small family car shares the same design platform with the Kia Stonic SUV.
Prepare yourself for a new grille and a new bumper which gets the front fascia more aggressive and elegant. The new Hyundai Kona subcompact crossover SUV will be offered a new set of LED headlights and LED taillights making the vehicle appear sportier. The SUV is very eye-catching with vast contrasting plastic panels around the wheel arches. Also featured is a contrasting black roof which complements the steeply raked rear door pillar, giving forthcoming Hyundai Kona a distinctive exterior look.
The interior cabin of the 2018 Hyundai Kona is very roomy with sufficient headroom and legroom. It presents an upgraded version of i30’s slick cabin and customers should prepare for dashboard-mounted infotainment display with a boot space bearing close relation to Renault Captur version. Furthermore, the 2018 Hyundai Kona SUV is capable of accumulating up to five adult occupants. It will also come with a variety of modern technological equipment and updated infotainment system. Comfort will be enhanced by the high-quality adjustable leather upholstered seats. Other standard interior features also including automatic climate control, modern air conditioning, smartphone integration, navigation system, premium sound system with AM/FM satellite radio, CD/MP3/MP4 player, Bluetooth audio connectivity, USB port interface and others. Among the safety features include rear parking sensors, airbags, safety belts, adaptive cruise control, line-departure warning system, and blind-spot monitoring system, automatic emergency braking system, anti-lock brakes, and others.
The 2018 Hyundai Kona will be powered by a selection of diesel and petrol engines. The base model packs a 1.4-liter gasoline engine that produces 99 horsepower and 132 Nm of torque. The next is a diesel engine that is good for 89 horsepower and 220 Nm of torque. The transmission options include the 5-speed manual or 6-speed manual. Base models will be offered with FWD but optional AWD are also available.
Availability and Cost
Finally, the 2018 Hyundai Kona should make its entry in the auto world at the end of this year or at the beginning of 2018. The price is yet unknown.