- article submitted by Hyundai
Hyundai is one of the world’s biggest car manufacturers, and they take their position as a leader in research, development, design and innovation seriously
Inspired by freedom, passion and making everyday life an adventure, the new Hyundai Kona is for people who value style, want to express their individuality with their wheels, and transcend the limitations of other small SUVs
Technology to stay in touch, in control and on track
More than a pretty face, the Hyundai Kona comes with premium technology and convenience features.
Looking at the dashboard design, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the style and function – all without impinging on the Kona’s ergonomics. The controls are easy to reach, including the climate control. Whatever the temperatureoutside, the Highlander model, in particular, takes climate control comfort to the next level. You’ll travel in complete comfort with heated and ventilated front seats. And no more icy fingers with the heated steering wheel
The ultramodern Combine-Type Head-Up Display is designed to maximise driveability and minimise driver distraction, with all essential data projected on the front combiner
Kona’s easy to navigate, 8-inch touchscreen also comes complete with Android Auto and Apple Car Play. Hyundai takes smart phone technology seriously, with an improved user display system designed for easy viewing and operating of your smartphone. Convenient wireless smartphone charging also alerts you if your smartphone is left unattended, which means you won’t need to fumble in the glove box for a spare charging cord. And you’ll enjoy playing tunes directly from your smartphone through Kona’s premium Krell sound system.
You’ll appreciate the attention to detail of Kona’s advanced IT technology features, which elevates your driving comfort.
Advanced safety features.
Hyundai takes fun and safety seriously. The Kona is fun to drive and with its modern safety features, including Hyundai SmartSense™ you’ll feel safe, no matter where life takes you.
Raising the safety standard for small SUVs, Kona’s best-in class active safety features combine cameras and radar to protect the driver, passengers and pedestrians.
Kona comes with a 5 star ANCAP safety rating. You’ll find 6 airbags as the standard, including dual front airbags (driver and front passenger), front side thorax airbags (driver and front passenger) and side curtain airbags (1st and 2nd row). The rear-view camera, with guiding lines, turns with the steering and rear parking sensors. Safety is further emphasised with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, meaning you’ll avoid the temptation to touch your phone too
Drivers of the Active Safety Pack, Plus Elite or Highlander, will find another punch of safety precision with:• Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) compensates for blind spots• Rear Cross-Traffic Warning (RCCW) will detect approaching vehicles from the left and right when you’re reversing• Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) keeps your Kona in your lane• Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) enables automatic braking when a risk of collision is detected• Driver Attention Warning (DAW) will notify you about careless driving
On the Highlander, High Beam Assist (HBA) automatically switches between high and low beams at night, and even recognises oncoming vehicles.
Pleasure on four wheels
Built on a high safety, lightweight body, and with three drive modes (Comfort, Eco and Sport) to choose from, you’ll love driving the Kona. You can choose from either the 2.0L MPi 2WD with 6-speed automatic, or the 1.6L Turbo GDi AWD with 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Both are powerful, efficient, responsive and fun on wheels.
Distinctive in its class
Kona raises the bar for small SUVs with plenty of power and individuality. Going past the obviously striking wide silhouette, you’ll notice the Kona offers more than just an extensive colour range to customise your drive. A cascading grille and top-bottom split-lamp design defines the Kona’s iconic image, while the cladding that extends from the headlamp to the fender adds visual stability and a futuristic sensibility.
The interior layout will grab your attention too. Kona’s spacious cabin and unique attention to detail, with circular motifs on the air vents and switchgear, provide a funky touch. Premium materials add a touch of emotion and elevated comfort.
A unique character with full connectivity
The Hyundai Auto Link App will analyse your driving behaviour and assist you to drive more economically. If any fault codes are detected, Hyundai Auto Link will automatically send diagnostic data, while the application is running, to Hyundai. It also gives you an easy way to book your vehicle in for its Genuine Hyundai service
Hyundai Auto Link lets you take your driving to the next level. It will show you your average driving information, tyre pressure, driving history, vehicle health check and a parking management screen
Hyundai’s Kona is a story of fun and safety. Precision and adventure. Attention to detail and freedom in the everyday. It’s the new standard in small SUVs.