The All-New 2018 Hyundai Kona

2018 Hyundai Kona

The 2018 Hyundai Kona is designed to be ideal for people who live in cities and have active lifestyles. It is a mini SUV that is designed to keep you moving. The design is a unique one as well with a cascading grille on the front, LED running lights and headlamps, and an overall look that gets better the closer you get to it. The exterior design is much bolder than the interior design but it is a quality design and still very attractive. There are body color accents around the vents as well as the shifter.

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2018 Hyundai Kona Technology

The 2018 Hyundai Kona is one of the first to feature the new chassis designed by the brand. The chassis itself is made of a high-strength steel from Hyundai. The standard engine in the 2018 Kona is an Atkinson-cycle 2.0-liter inline-four. The engine will have the ability of generating 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. It also features a six-speed automatic transmission. There is another engine available and there will be more offerings globally than in the US. Purchasers will have the option of including all-wheel drive on any model. The 2018 Hyundai Kona has three different driving modes: Normal, Sport, and Eco. These driving modes change the gearshift settings as well as the torque distribution for a completely different driving experience based on preference and driving conditions. The Sport setting is designed for better acceleration and early downshift braking. The Eco mode optimizes fuel efficiency by using longer gear ratios.

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2018 Hyundai Kona Interior

The inside of the 2018 Hyundai Kona is designed around the technology that has been included. There is a touchscreen tablet-like area on top of the dash. It is a 7 inch screen that comes standard but you can choose an 8 inch screen with navigation included if you want. Also included is a head-up display that is 8 inches. The optional display screen features full-color graphics as well as your basic digital speedometer. Additionally, it can provide the driver navigation cues, active-safety information, fuel level warnings, cruise control, and even audio when you want and need it. There are a lot of other technologies included and available such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 4G Wi-Fi connectivity, and a wireless charging pad for your devices. As far as the active safety technology is concerned, some of the available technologies include blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, rear cross traffic alert, a driver attention monitor, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, and forward collision warning.

Overall, the 2018 Hyundai Kona is set up to be a contender in the class with other entry size SUVs. Its bold lime green color does give it an edge for those looking for something a bit different in the market and looking to stand out. The 2018 Hyundai Kona just hit the markets so if you are interested in seeing it for yourself and taking it for a test drive around town, be sure to stop by our showroom today.

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