HYUNDAI KONA 2018

Front left side of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year

The compact crossover Hyundai Kona 2018 was tested at home, in South Korea. The new Hyundai Kona has just been presented in South Korea, but the journalists of the British edition of Autocar have already managed to test the crossover Hyundai. As is usually the case, for the compactest crossover Hyundai Kohn, the 2018 trim levels and prices will remain at the most attractive level.

In our review of Hyundai Kona photos and videos, the price and complete sets, the full specifications of the Korean SUV compact B-class.

EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN

EXTERIOR

First impressions are good, with a beautiful assortment of geometric figures distributed over the nose. The look recalls the concept of Intrado, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014, and although the smooth, aggressive visual presence of the conceptual model softened compared to the production model, the overall appearance did not change much.

Front right side of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year
Front right side of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year

Hyundai quickly indicates that the DNA model is a continuation of what we saw in the past, with well-known examples, including the Elantra GT hatchback and the Stinger GT sedan. The lines are sharp and turned, with a lot of folds.

Ahead, there is a signature Cascading, as well as a new design for headlight housings. LEDs are used throughout, including daytime running lights and headlights. The grid uses a polished mesh insert with a hexagonal shape. The matte silver accent was applied to the fog lamps and lower requirements, while the efficiency of the aerodynamic bumper is enhanced by the “air curtains” that reduce the amount of turbulent air entering the wheel arches.

Dashboard view of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year
Dashboard view of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year

In modern style head optics was created: it has a narrowed form, the main emphasis was on the effect that is created by diode light sources.
The radiator grille was made quite large, it was moved lower. Now it occupies the central part of the massive bumper
Every year, automakers are trying to less and less to allocate a bumper on the background of the body, which also made the Korean automaker. The design of the bumper of the car in question is very complex: an additional light source is located below the head optics, a plastic panel, which is a kind of continuation of the protection of the arches; in the lower part in the top equipment, additional fog lights and a small air intake are installed.
The roof is painted in a different color than the entire body. A similar approach to staining the crossover has recently been used very often.

Rear view of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year

The rear part of the car was designed in the style of the front: the protection of the wings goes to the tailgate, it has a turn indicator and reversing lights built in, the rear lights have a skewed shape.

Dimensions:
• Width – 1800 mm;
• Height – 1550 mm;
• Length – 4165 mm;
• Wheelbase – 2600 mm;
• Ground clearance – 170 mm.

Representatives of the company admitted that they were late with a compact crossover for Europe. And so they tried to draw attention to the design. How much they succeeded in it, to judge you.

Salon view of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year
Salon view of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year

In general, Hyundai Kona looks much more fashionable than Creta. Here you have narrow headlights and an octagonal grille. Traditionally for cars of this class on the roof there are “slats”, and the thresholds are made of black plastic. All this is done in order to give the car an “off-road” look.

Perhaps, the exterior can be called a strong side of the crossover, as it turned out to be modern and very attractive.

INTERIOR

Salon Kona almost completely repeats the interior of its “donor” – Hyundai i20. The highlight of the car are the inserts of colored plastic, which makes the interior “more fun.”
The main feature of the interior of the car is the design of a multimedia system. This is the first model of Hyundai, in which the display is located above the center console in the form of a “protruding” element.

Considering the style of interior decoration of the novelty at once it can be noted that the automaker when designing compact crossover strives to bring unique features, for example, by applying bright colors. Features of the interior are:

The steering wheel is decorated in a classic style: two spokes, lower support. In this case, the spokes are quite large in size so that you can arrange several about one dozen keys for quick control of the main functions.
The instrument panel is made in the classical style: the speed and speed dials are located on opposite sides of the structure, in the center of the display.
In an expensive version of the equipment, a multimedia system display is installed. To manage it on both sides placed a few keys.
Below the display there are two deflectors of the ventilation system. They are relatively small in size.
Next come the climate control unit in an expensive package, which has its own display. There are several keys below.
The central tunnel is made quite simply, if the automatic transmission is installed, several keys are placed around the selector to quickly control some functions.
The rear row has almost no options, which would increase the comfort of passengers. As expected, if you want, you can fold the rear row to increase the volume of the luggage compartment.

Front right side of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year
Front right side of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

The car is offered at choice with one of at least four engines: three petrol and one diesel.

According to the latest news, the new body of the Hyundai Kona 2018, which is half a step below Hyundai Creti, has dimensions of 4140 x 1765 x 1560 mm. The wheelbase of the novelty will increase to 2600 mm, which puts its dimensions between the parameters of the model i20, on the basis of which a crossover of class “B +” is built, and the model of the golf class is i30. One of the advantages of the technical characteristics of the new body of Hyundai Kohn is short overhangs, and with a clearance of 180 mm, this fact will provide excellent geometric patency. In view of the fact that the new crossover is designed with a focus on the European market, where the bulk of customers are particularly capricious and picky, the level of finishing materials of the model will not yield to the quality of the salon of the older model of Crete. The same applies to the noise isolation of the cabin and to the basic configuration of the model, which will certainly raise the price of the Hyundai Kohn 2018 with a new body in the eyes of potential buyers who want to purchase a more compact crossover for the city, but who do not want to deny themselves the comfort of everyday use of the car.

Engine view of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year
Engine view of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year

For the basic modification with a 100-horsepower engine and a manual transmission, the technical characteristics of the Hyundai Kona 2018 include: 11.6 seconds of acceleration to hundreds, 182 km / h of maximum speed and 5.6 liters per 100 km of average fuel consumption. Equipping the new crossover with a 6-speed automatic transmission is expected to lead to a decrease in dynamic performance and increased consumption of gasoline. The figures will change and will be: 13.2 seconds, 170 km / h and 6.7 liters for acceleration, maximum speed and average fuel consumption respectively. In the technical characteristics Hyundai Kohn 2018 with a motor capacity of 123 hp. and the automatic transmission shows 11.5 seconds of acceleration to 100 km / h, the maximum speed is 181 km / h, and the average fuel consumption is 7 liters per 100 km exactly. All-wheel drive not only adds to the price of Kona an additional 70 thousand rubles *, but also requires a reckoning in the form of lowering the indicators to 12.1 seconds, 177 km / h and 7.4 liters, respectively.

COMPLETE SET «START»

In equipping the base Hyundai Kona 2018 in the Start package will include: branded audio system with MP3, front and rear power windows, on-board computer, central locking, power steering and driver’s seat height adjustment. Passive and active safety of the Start is provided by: stabilization system, 2 front airbags, tire pressure sensor, telephone hands free, as well as assistants at the start of the mountain and downhill. To pay to the price of the Hyundai Kona 2018 in the new body is possible only for painting with the metallic effect. In order to improve the technical characteristics, equipping the Korean crossover class “B +” with a more powerful power unit, a 6-speed automatic transmission and an additional drive to the rear axle, you will have to look at the more prestigious Active and Comfort kits.

COMPLETE SET «ACTIVE»

In the initial price of the new Hyundai Kona crossover of the 2018 model year Active will additionally include: air conditioning, heated front seats and mirrors with electric adjustment, and a central electric lock. The package of optional equipment Active includes: adaptive head lighting, fog lights and steering wheel heating. There is an option for a 6-speed automatic transmission. However, those who want to get a full drive, will have to look at the flagship Comfort, which, among other things, provides for the technical characteristics of a power unit of 1.6 liters capacity of 123 hp, combined exclusively with an automatic transmission.

Rear left view of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year
Rear left view of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year

COMPLETE SET «COMFORT»

For the top Hyundai Kona 2018 in the new body, the price starts from $ 18,000. To the standard equipment list, new items are added: climate control, branded parktronics, adaptive headlights and fog lights. Passive safety of this version is strengthened with the help of 6 pillows, and you can identify the external configuration of the Comfort by the presence of aluminum wheel disks. A rear-view camera is available as an option. There is an option for a 6-speed automatic transmission. This power unit is combined only with an automatic box, but an additional charge for the presence of an additional drive on the rear axle is possible.

RELEASE DATE AND PRICE

The car is officially presented on June 12, 2017 in South Korea. Sales of Hyundai Kona in the automotive market of South Korea started in late June 2017. By autumn, the new compact crossover reached Europe, and in early 2018 entered the market of North America, China and Australia. Price stylish compact crossover Hyundai Kona will be from 17000-17500 euros or   $20 000.

Right side of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year
Right side of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year

MAIN COMPETITORS

Compact crossovers have become very popular, especially in Europe and the United States. This is due to the fact that many today are giving compact cars with high throughput and high comfort. This model has several competitors:

Fiat 500X. – $20 000
Honda HR-V. – $19 000
KIA Stonic. – $17 000
Mazda CX-3. – $20 000
Nissan Juke. – $20 000
Opel Crossland X. – $20 000

Front left side of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year
Front left side of Hyundai Kona of 2018 year

In the base Kona one of the most affordable cars in its class, which determines its popularity. However, the automaker was able to significantly reduce the cost by eliminating all popular options from the basic equipment. Therefore, some of the above competitors deserve attention.

COMPARISON OF SETS OF HYUNDAI KONA 2018

COMPLETE SET START ACTIVE COMFORT
ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHTS NO IN THE OPTIONS PACKAGE +
ONBOARD COMPUTER + + +
THE GAUGE OF PRESSURE IN TIRES + + +
REAR POWER WINDOWS + + +
REAR VIEW CAMERA NO NO IN OPTION PACKAGE
CLIMATE CONTROL NO NO +
NUMBER OF AIRBAGS 2 2 6 2 2 6
AIR CONDITIONING NO + NO
LIGHT ALLOY WHEELS NO NO + NO NO +
HEATED MIRRORS + + +
FRONT POWER WINDOWS + + +
HEATED STEERING WHEEL  

NO

 

IN THE OPTIONS PACKAGE

 

IN THE OPTIONS PACKAGE

HEATED SEATS NO + +
FOG LIGHTS NO IN THE OPTIONS PACKAGE +
STEERING COLUMN ADJUSTMENT + + +
ADJUSTING THE DRIVER’S SEAT IN HEIGHT + + +
DESCENT ASSISTANCE SYSTEM + + + + + +
A SYSTEM OF ASSISTANCE IN STARTING UPHILL + + +  

+

 

+

 

+

STABILIZATION SYSTEM (ESP) + + +  

+

 

+

 

+

POWER STEERING + + + + + +
CENTRAL LOCKING + + + + + +
NATIVE AUDIO SYSTEM WITH CD AND MP3 + + +  

+

 

+

 

+

NORMAL PARKTRONIC IS NOT PRESENT + NO NO +
ELECTRIC MIRRORS NO + +
HANDS FREE / BLUETOOTH + + +

 

CONCLUSION

Every year, Hyundai increases the number of cars that will be produced and produced in the near future. An example can be called a subcompact crossover Hyundai Kona 2018 democratic in price, presented in three trim levels start active and comfort with different fillings of your choice.

PHOTOS OF HYUNDAI KONA OF 2018 YEAR

VIDEOS OF HYUNDAI KONA OF 2018 YEAR