The 2018 Hyundai Kona is a new crossover of the South Korean automobile manufacturer. This small crossover was announced earlier, but his name was not known. Now it is officially confirmed that the new model carry name of Kona. Kona is a district in one of the major Hawaiian islands. This Hyundai crossover named specifically to the Hawaiian district. The official premiere of the vehicle will be during the 2017 year. Hyundai Kona 2018, arrives in showrooms by the end of 2017.
This new model belongs to the B segment. As such, emphasize for candidacy seriously, a competitor of many popular models in the segment. First of all, 2018 Kona, will compete with the new Nissan Juke, as well as upcoming Ford EcoSport model. In addition, rivals of this model are the future VW T-ROC, Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008.
Design and Construction
On the European market, especially the UK market, Hyundai models in the crossover SUV segment is very popular. In these markets, 2018 Hyundai Kona, will join the Tucson and Santa Fe models. Unlike Hyundai Creta (ix25) crossover models, Hyundai Kona was announced as a global model.
The vehicle is placed on a modified platform i20 hatchback models. With this model has a lot of similarities, but the range of powertrains will be taken from a larger, Hyundai i30 models.
The exterior design of the vehicle is extremely interesting. By all accounts, the appearance of this model, announces a new design trend, which will adorn the crossover SUV models of the next generation. Data suggest that the next-generation Santa Fe SUV to be the next model that will be subjected to this treatment design.
Otherwise, Hyundai Kona 2018, the biggest visual impression left looking from the front. The vehicle features a mean-looking mug integrating Hyundai’s cascading grille design. The twin-headlight design element enhances the visual impact and consist of both LEDs for the daytime running lights at the top and main projectors below. The company points out that the new Kona has a “voluminous” and “aggressive” body design. Accordingly, Hyundai claims that Kona also has class-leading interior space.
2018 Hyundai Kona Specs
It is known that this model gets motorization of the i30 model. This means that a list do 1.0-liter T-GDI gasoline engine with a 120 horsepower, 1.4-liter T-GDi with 140 hp, as well as 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine. This last is aimed at customers in the European market. In the standard edition, 2018 Hyundai Kona, comes with automatic transmission and FWD propulsion system. According to the latest information, Hyundai will offer AWD as an option for this model.
By the end of 2017, the market, comes the version of the crossover “KIA” signature. This model should carry name of the 2018 KIA Stonic. These two models will be very similar, but will be visually different, according to the designers ‘lines’ companies.