Philippine car enthusiasts might have already switched themself to the “party” gear welcoming the Hyundai Kona 2018, a B-segment crossover, after Hyundai Philippines updated a clip on their Facebook page showing the design of the model. The clip came out to the Philippine public few weeks ago when it attained the iF Design Award of the year.
Up to this moment, Hyundai Philippines has released teasers of the new Kona and another all-new model called Santa Fe. The two models covering both the basic and high-end segments will be showcased at the upcoming Manila International Auto Show.
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So what to expect from this new Kona? To begin with, the upcoming car is still said to feature peculiar styling which will be also set for the all-new Santa Fe to follow. Next, the best part of it must be the dual headlight dynamically designed with the bottom portion coming equipped with composite lamps which also appear in the rear design.
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The best part of it must be the dual headlight dynamically designed
Hyundai South Korea has confirmed the Hyundai Kona 2018 has the length of 4,165 mm. The model is also believed to have similar overall dimension to the Nissan Juke. Once entering the local market, the Kona is expected to be an arch-rival to Suzuki Vitara, Honda HR-V, and Ford Ecosport as well.
There is still more to expect from the Kona because the engine information has yet to be unveiled and the upcoming MIAS 2018 will give us the answer for sure.
Hyundai South Korea has confirmed the model has the length of 4,165 mm
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>