Following the Hyundai Kona 2018’s premiere last June in the home country, the Korean-made compact crossover has now arrived to ASEAN market, being on display at Singapore Motor Show. The car comes in at two optional turbocharged, direct-injected petrol engines, including a 1.6 litre four-pot and a 1.0 litre three-cylinder.
The Kona 2018 was officially premiered in June 2017 in the home country
Speaking of the former, it is said to be capable of producing 177 PS at 5,500 rpm and 265 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm. Power is transferred to the road via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. While employing MacPherson struts in front suspension, the 1.6L turbo model is equipped with a multi-link configuration at the rear.
In terms of acceleration, the car can reach from 0 to 100 km/h within 7.9 seconds, with a top speed of 205 km/h. Average fuel consumption of this variant is around 6.7L every 100 km, with weight ranging between 1,401 kg to 1,496 kg.
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Both models come equipped with a set of 17-inch alloys
Meanwhile, the output figures for the base 1.0L turbo model are 120 PS at 6,000 rpm and 172 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm, in conjunction with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Using the same MacPherson struts in front suspension, the model is offered with a torsion beam at the rear. Front and rear brakes are ventilated and solid discs, respectively. The 1.0L turbo model is claimed to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h within 12 seconds, with a top speed of 181km/h. Weighed from 1,233 kg to 1,350 kg, depending on level of equipment offered, the base Kona consumes an average of 5.4L of fuel every 100 km.
2018 Hyundai Kona - 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
Both versions of the Hyundai Kona 2018 come equipped with 17-inch alloys attached with 215/55R17 tires.
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The compact crossover is named after a popular travel destination in Hawaii
The B-segment crossover is named after a popular travel coastal region located in Hawaii, USA and expected to become a serious rival to other vehicles in its class, such as the Mazda CX-3 and the Honda HR-V.
At the moment, it still remains unclear when this crossover will hot our shores and what specifications will be offered for the PH-market Hyundai Kona. Don’t forget to visit Philkotse.com to keep updated with latest announcement from Hyundai about the Kona.
Let’s look at the following images from Singapore Motor Show to admire the Hyundai Kona 2018:
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