Introduced in the MIAS 2018 (Manila International Auto Show) in the beginning of this year, the Hyundai Kona 2018 has declared to compete with similar models from Nissan, Honda and Mazda. This auto use 2.0L gasoline engine to produce 147 hp and max torque of 179 Nm, mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Hyundai Kona on display at MIAS
Kona has a quite competitive price in the segment.
Regarding its design, the latest PH-spec Hyundai Kona is equipped with slime headlights and a floating-type radio. Also, the couple of A-pillars are painted in both black and grey to add its funky look. Extra features can be named as tire pressure supervising system, daytime lights or automatic power for opening and closing the window.
The official price of this model is P1,048,000, compared to the base price P980,000 of Nissan Juke, P1,260,000 of Honda HR-V or P1,290,000 of Mazda CX-3. (for latest car price updates, refer to our Philippines Car price lists).
Meanwhile, the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe, which was also released in the MIAS, is prized at P2,338,000. This prototype uses 2.2L CRDi mill, reaching top speed of 197hp and peak torque of 441Nm.
Huyndai Santa Fe was also rolled out at MIAS this year.
Know more about Hyundai Kona 2024
The Hyundai Kona 2023 is a subcompact crossover brought in by the Korean marque. It is available in the Philippines in one variant only which is priced at Php 1,188,000. Powering this vehicle is a 2.0-liter NU MPI Atkinson gasoline engine capable of generating 147 horsepower and 179 Nm of torque. Only a 6-speed automatic transmission is used to drive the power from the engine to the front wheels exclusively.
In terms of dimensions, the Kona has a length of 4,165 mm, a width of 1,800 mm, and a height of 1,550 mm. Additionally, it comes with a wheelbase and ground clearance rated at 2,600 mm and 170 mm, respectively. In the local market, this Korean subcompact crossover goes up against the likes of the Mazda CX-3, Kia Seltos, and Geely Coolray.