The compact crossover Hyundai Kona 2018 was tested at home, in South Korea. The new HyundaiKona has just been presented in South Korea, but the journalists of the Britishedition of Autocar have already managed to test the crossover Hyundai. As isusually the case, for the compactest crossover Hyundai Kohn, the 2018 trimlevels and prices will remain at the most attractive level.
In our review of Hyundai Kona photos and videos, the price and complete sets, the fullspecifications of the Korean SUV compact B-class.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DESIGN
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.
Hyundai quickly indicates that the DNA model is a continuation of what we sawin the past, with well-known examples, including the Elantra GT hatchback andthe 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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
Perhaps, theexterior can be called a strong side of the crossover, as it turned out to bemodern and very attractive.
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
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 thestyle of interior decoration of the novelty at once it can be noted that theautomaker 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 canarrange 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 dialsare located on opposite sides of the structure, in the center of the display. In an expensive version of the equipment, a multimedia systemdisplay is installed. To manage it on both sides placed a few keys. Below the display there are two deflectors of the ventilationsystem. They are relatively small in size. Next come the climate control unit in an expensive package, whichhas its own display. There are several keys below. The central tunnel is made quite simply, if the automatic transmission isinstalled, several keys are placed around the selector to quickly control somefunctions. The rear row has almost no options, which would increase thecomfort of passengers. As expected, if you want, you can fold the rear row toincrease the volume of the luggage compartment.
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.
For the basicmodification with a 100-horsepower engine and a manual transmission, thetechnical characteristics of the Hyundai Kona 2018 include: 11.6 seconds ofacceleration to hundreds, 182 km / h of maximum speed and 5.6 liters per 100 kmof average fuel consumption. Equipping the new crossover with a 6-speedautomatic transmission is expected to lead to a decrease in dynamic performanceand 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 andaverage fuel consumption respectively. In the technical characteristics HyundaiKohn 2018 with a motor capacity of 123 hp. and the automatic transmission shows11.5 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-wheeldrive 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 12.1seconds, 177 km / h and 7.4 liters, respectively.
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.
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
For the topHyundai Kona 2018 in the new body, the price starts from $ 18,000. To the standard equipment list, new items are added: climatecontrol, branded parktronics, adaptive headlights and fog lights. Passivesafety of this version is strengthened with the help of 6 pillows, and you canidentify the external configuration of the Comfort by the presence of aluminumwheel disks. A rear-view camera is available as an option. There is an optionfor a 6-speed automatic transmission. This power unit is combined only with anautomatic box, but an additional charge for the presence of an additional driveon 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 marketof South Korea started in late June 2017. By autumn, the new compact crossoverreached Europe, and in early 2018 entered the market of North America, Chinaand Australia. Price stylish compact crossover Hyundai Kona will be from17000-17500 euros or $20 000.