Several months ago, Shell held its Spin for Great Journeys promo from December 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021, in partnership with Hyundai Philippines. The grand prize? A brand-new Hyundai Kona.
Shell and Hyundai executives formally handing over a Hyundai Kona to its new owner
Fast-forward to June 2021, Hyundai has announced the lucky winner for the Kona, a young computer technology student by the name of Julius Drey Latag. According to Mr. Latag, he merely gassed up the family car at a Shell branch located in Lipa City, Batangas. Suffice it to say, he didn’t expect much out of his entry.
But lo and behold, he’s now the owner of a brand-new Kona. Of note, this is Mr. Latag’s first car, and he admits to some nervousness about driving it around. Luckily for him though, we actually have a glowing opinion of the Kona as a great car for first-time car owners.
Why is that? Well, the Kona is a fairly compact five-seater crossover that can handle even narrow city roads with no issues. In addition, it comes standard with six airbags, stability and traction control, speed-sensing door locks, and a tire pressure monitoring system, among other on-board safety features. So, suffice it to say, it's well-geared towards providing protection for its occupants.
Mr. Latag sitting on the driver's seat of his brand-new Kona
And of course, we have to acknowledge the Kona’s 2.0-liter engine. It can make 147 horsepower and 179 Nm of torque, and its six-speed automatic gearbox sends all that to its front wheels. It’s not a sports car by any means, but the said engine’s output is more than enough for a daily driver and for the occasional out-of-town trips.
Currently, the Hyundai Kona is available locally with one variant – the Kona GLS 2.0 AT. The said variant comes with a price of Php 1,188,000.
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Know more about Hyundai Kona 2021
<p>The Hyundai Kona is a five-seater subcompact crossover that comes with a unique and striking exterior design. The Kona first made its debut in the Philippines at the 2018 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS). Hyundai Philippines offers the Kona with a sticker price of Php 1,188,000. This subcompact crossover is equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine that puts out 147 hp and 180 Nm of torque. The engine is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. It comes in Chalk White, Lake Silver, and Dark Knight. To match its trendy vibe, Pulse Red and Acid Yellow are also offered.</p>
Cesar G.B. Miguel