Everything You Want to Know About the 2018 Hyundai Kona
May 15 2018, Sudbury Hyundai
The 2018 Hyundai Kona is one of the most anticipated models of the year, and with good reason. For starters, sport utility vehicles are incredibly popular at the moment, especially sub-compact SUVs.
Sub-compact SUVs offer plenty of cargo space, spacious cockpits, and compact dimensions that make them agile in the city. They also offer fuel-efficient engines that don’t sacrifice efficiency for a versatile vehicle. That's exactly what the new 2018 Hyundai Kona offers.
The 2018 Hyundai Kona Has a Lot to Offer
The 2018 Hyundai Kona offers top performance and an impressive fuel economy. There will be two engines available in the Kona line, starting with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque. The latter will be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission in SHIFTRONIC manual mode.
The other engine on the menu will be a 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 175 horsepower. It can reach 100 km/h in less than 8.0 seconds. This engine will be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which will emphasize performance and will be unique in its segment.
The Kona comes in either FWD or all-wheel drive versions. Like several Hyundai models, the Kona will be equipped with the Drive Mode Select system that allows you to choose different driving modes. These modes will adjust the throttle response and steering to produce a more comfortable, fuel-efficient, and dynamic ride according to your tastes.
The 2018 Hyundai Kona will therefore be exceptionally dynamic and fun to drive, but will also be fuel-efficient no matter what model or engine you choose.
In addition to its powerful and fuel-efficient engines, the 2018 Hyundai Kona will benefit from Hyundai's Superstructure, a unique platform that uses stiff, high-strength steel. This increased rigidity has several advantages. It provides a better impact resistance to improve safety in addition to reducing the vibrations in the cabin for greater comfort.
Speaking of safety, the Kona can be equipped with several assistive devices, starting with automatic braking with pedestrian detection. It can also be equipped with a system for detecting and preventing lane departure, in addition to a blind spot monitoring system.
Safe, economical, spacious, and powerful, the 2018 Hyundai Kona has a lot to offer!