Hyundai unveils its new crossover KONA. The Kona sits below the Santa Fe and Tucson in Hyundai’s SUV line-up, and the firm hopes that it will help expand its customer base – particularly in Europe.
Hyundai Kona pricing: expected to cost from £15,000.
The Kona has a ground clearance of 170mm to offer ‘a true SUV experience’. It features an all-steel body.
The two petrol engines available at launch will be a 1.0L T-GDI with a six-speed manual transmission and a 1.6L T-GDI with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.
The 1.0L unit will produce 118bhpm, with a 0-62mph time of 12.0sec and a top speed of 112mph. It produces 127lb ft of torque at 1500-4000rpm
The more powerful 1.6-litre petrol unit has 174bhp with 195lb ft of torque at 1500-4000rpm. It can achieve 0-63mph in 7.9sec, with a top speed of 127mph.
The 1.6-litre diesel is due to arrive in the European market at some point in 2018, although it's not yet confirmed.
When fitted with the seven-speed box, both petrol and diesel models will feature two driver modes: Normal and Sport, the latter of which holds onto gears for longer between shifts.
The Kona is 4165mm long and 1800mm wide, with a height 1550mm and a wheel base of 2600mm.
The Kona has a ground clearance of 170mm to offer. link