Lucky first-time car owner wins a Hyundai Kona 

Updated Jun 02, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

He dared to spin and got the win.

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

A picture of Julius Drey Latag recieving his 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. 

A picture of Mr. Latag sitting on the driver's seat of the brand-new Hyundai Kona

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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Hyundai Kona

<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>

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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