The US-spec Hyundai Kona 2018 will be officially making its global debut at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show on November 29. Previously, this crossover was introduced in the home country in June.
The new Kona is scheduled to debut at Los Angeles Auto Show on November 29
Even though the Korean carmaker has not revealed much about detailed specs of the Kona for American market, at least we have known that the anticipated crossover will come with two 4-cylinder gasoline engines working in conjunction with both front- and all-wheel drive systems.
The Kona crossover will come with two 4-cylinder gasoline engines
In detail, the base model will pack a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated pushing out 147 hp and 179 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. As to the acceleration, this model can whir from 0-100km/h in 10 seconds before reaching 193 km/h.
The 2018 Kona completely rides on new B-segment architecture
A more powerful 1.6-liter turbo inline-4 engine which is capable of 175 hp and 264 Nm will motivate the higher-end variant. This mill will come aired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. In this trim, it takes only 7.7 seconds to rocket from the stand still to 100 km/h before topping out 209 km/h.
The Hyundai Kona 2018 will be fitted with top-notch interior space
Born to be Hyundai’s first global B-segment crossover, the 2018 Kona completely rides on new B-segment architecture sharing with the Kia Stonic. On top of that, it will be fitted with top-notch interior space with a larger amount of headroom than any of its rivals. Not only that, safety will allegedly be further enhanced with High Beam Assist, Blind Spot Warning, Driver Attention Warning, Traffic Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist, etc.
According to latest car news, the US-spec Hyundai Kona 2018 is expected to be available for reservations before the year end. Latest updates on upcoming Hyundai cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Hyundai Philippines' local lineup.
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>