Preview US-spec Hyundai Kona 2018 forward of Los Angeles debut

Updated Sep 29, 2020 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

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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.

Hyundai Kona 2018 angular front

The new Kona is scheduled to debut at Los Angeles Auto Show on November 29

>>> Here are all details about the Kona for South Korean market

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.

Hyundai Kona 2018 side view

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.

>>> Related: Complete guide to the current Hyundai Kona in the Philippines

Hyundai Kona 2018 on the road

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.

Hyundai Kona 2018 interior

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.

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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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