Hyundai is coming back to make a splash in the Sub-four meters compact SUV-Hyundai Kona. Yes, this is a vehicle, which the car makers are just as proud of, and they are positive, that with all its features and performance, Hyundai Kona shall be a tough competition to Ford Ecosport and other such vehicles. We got a sneak peak at the Hyundai Kona and we found that it has borrowed from Intrado coupe concept and shall bear resemblance to Creta, Mazda CX-3 and even Elantra. The SUV will get good ground clearance and plenty of features to make it fit for the competition from successful brands and models.
Hyundai Kona Price in India
The tentative on-road price of the base petrol model would be around Rs. 7.9 lakhs and the base diesel variant would cost around Rs. 9.5 lakhs. The SX Petrol O 1.0 would cost around Rs. 11.5 lakhs. The S Petrol 1.4 liter variant would cost Rs. 8.5 lakhs and SX Petrol 1.4 would cost Rs. 9.3 lakhs. The SX (O) Petrol 1.4 liter variant would cost Rs. 11.3 lakhs and SX Petrol O 1.4 Auto would cost Rs. 10.4 lakhs. The S diesel variant would cost Rs. 10.3 lakhs and SX Diesel would cost Rs. 11.3 lakhs. The SX O Diesel would cost Rs 12.3 lakhs only.
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Hyundai Kona Release Date
Hyundai had been planning to make this launch of Kona since last year. The year 2017 was supposed to be the time for the global launch of Kona. However, now the news is that the Kona will come to India sometime in July 2018. That would possibly be the longest wait for the Indian car lover who is planning to go for a stylish and very user-friendly Sub-compact SUV.
Hyundai Kona Interior
The premium class interiors just matches the exteriors and this is what you shall look forward to when you go for a test drive of the vehicle. The dual tone interiors and the reclining passengers’ seats are what you shall see next. The dashboard and the central console are going to be some other things that you cannot ignore. The rear AC vents just make the rear seat passengers sit comfortably. The rear seat passengers shall also get to sit comfortably with ample space between them and shoulder and headroom. The typical cup holders and pouches are also going to be there for those who make their SUV’s their second home and spend a lot of time on the road. There are storage compartments too for storing little knick-knacks. The car also gets steering mounted audio controls, and handsfree calling facilities. Did you feel that the steering wheel resembles the one in Elantra? You are not entirely off-the track in guessing so too.
Hyundai Kona Mileage
The Hyundai Kona will give impressive mileage to make the Indian drivers happy too. Whether it is the petrol variant or the diesel variant, you shall definitely get good mileage. The 1.2-petrol engine will give 18kmpl, and the 1.4-liter petrol engine will give 15kmpl. The 1.4-liter diesel engine will give a mileage of 22kmpl, which is impressive. Hyundai has so far had a great popularity in the Indian market for this very aspect of maintaining a high average and fuel consumption, and so we are sure that this time too they are not going to make any mistake with that. The power trains and the mileage of both the petrol and diesel engines are really worth the test drive and even for the people who wish to drive in good SUV to work.
Hyundai Kona Colors
Hyundai Kona will come in a host of metallic colors along with the staple white and black too. The blue, red and grey have always been the favorites and the car brand is going to shower you with plenty of options. The brand shall have colors similar to the Creta and so we assume it will be the same set of seven colors that we found in Creta.
Hyundai Kona Seating Capacity
Ideally, five people can sit comfortably with enough room and recline for a comfortable long drive down the roads. The seats get leather trims and the dual tone interiors make the car very likeable at the very first sight. Those who have already tried driving Creta or other vehicles shall know what we are talking about.
Hyundai Kona Specification
Hyundai Kona will come as a compact SUV that is already very popular worldwide and the SUV also gets a host of features like roof rails, DRL LED’s, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Besides these, the vehicle also gets rugged look that shall be perfect for those who love to travel the rough roads and do not mind the vicissitudes on roads at all. Hyundai Kona comes in 10 variants in petrol, turbo-petrol, and diesel engines. Till recently, it was popular in the industry insiders’ circle as i20 and the AWD version shall only come to India when it releases. Talking about other specifications, the petrol and diesel engines’ capacity would be of 1.4 liters, and the turbo-petrol engine would have the capacity of 1.0 liters. The petrol engine will get six speed manual or automatic transmission gearbox and the turbo-petrol and diesel engine will get six speed manual gearbox.
Hyundai Kona Features
Talking about the features, Hyundai Kona is full of safety and convenience related ones that almost every car buyer is looking for these days. The Compact SUV gets roof rails, cascading radiator grille, chic LED DRL’s and bumpers that are perfect to give it the sturdy look that any SUV demands. The rear portion looks a little elevated but this just gives the comfort before one can raise it to pack in things at the cargo area. The vehicle gets 16-inch alloy wheels, and the interiors get snuggle-worthy seats and a booming seven-inch touch screen for infotainment. The rear seat passengers shall be able to recline comfortably and the vehicle gets six airbags and immobilizer for a relaxing and reassuring journey.
Hyundai Kona Battery
Though previously, there was a rumor that Hyundai is planning to bring out the hybrid version of this compact SUV, now this shall probably not come out at all. Hyundai had once tried the hybrid version in IONIQ and so this time also we are looking forward to the brand to do something on those lines.
Hyundai Kona BHP
Hyundai Kona’s 1.2-liter petrol engine will offer a BHP of 82, while the 1.4-liter petrol engine will give a BHP of 99, and the 1.4-liter diesel engine will offer around 89BHP.
Hyundai Kona Boot Space
The boot space will be luxurious at 455 liters and this just means that you can store away as much of cargo as you want, for your long drive.
Hyundai Kona Cruise Control
Hyundai Kona will come with cruise control, and immobilizer among the most sought after features that speak volumes about the comfort and drive. Besides these, the Kona is also getting the central locking and power locking features, that you shall get to find in almost all the SUV’s too.
Hyundai Kona CSD Price
The vehicle will also be available at exclusive CSD Price for the ex-servicemen to purchase these from select canteens and showrooms across the country. Please find out from your local showroom for the rates.
Hyundai Kona Dashboard
Hyundai Kona’s dashboard shall be one compact set and will offer a host of features that would make its competition with Vitara Brezza and Ford Ecosport worth it. The dashboard comes with a seven-inch touchscreen for easing navigation and for entertainment on the go. You shall be able to connect your smartphone or device to Android Auto or Apple Carplay. With push start or stop button, and reverse parking sensors and camera options, the dashboard is indeed technically on a high. The AC is not just a comfort for the front seat passengers, but even the rear AC works just fine. The dashboard has a spacious glove compartment too.
Hyundai Kona Dealers
Hyundai Kona is going to get a grand release and the dealers are already making a beeline for this before the customers come knocking in.
Hyundai Kona Dimensions
We know that Hyundai Kona will be giving tough fight to other competing brands and SUV’s in this segment. For those who need to go to the details of dimensions, we bring here, the details that shall help. Hyundai Kona will have a wheelbase of 2570mm. It shall be 1765mm wide and 4275mm long. Now, compare it with other SUV’s and you shall be pleasantly surprised.
Hyundai Kona Engine specifications
The 1.2-liter petrol engine will give a power of 82 BHP, and torque of 115Nm as a six speed manual. The 1.4-liter turbo petrol engine will give a power of 99 BHP, and a torque of 132Nm. The 1.4-liter diesel engine will give a power of 89 BHP and a torque of 220Nm. The buyers will also get a choice of six speed automatic gearbox to pick from and yes, the engine will be quite light and be great to offer a smooth and noiseless drive.
Hyundai Kona Exteriors
The fluidic design theme is going to strike you the moment you set your eyes on the Hyundai Kona. Yes, the exteriors might give the impression of being small and already Kona is getting the nickname of being the small SUV. The body shall remind you of its close resemblance to Creta and the headlamp cluster in two tiers is just attractive for those who love to keep an eye out for these garnishes. The rear spoiler and bumper LED lights are excessively stylish to make a mark as you drive through the streets. The side indicator is integrated on the door. Luckily, Hyundai has avoided going for unnecessary fringes or pleats that are so clichéd these days in SUV’s or crossover vehicles.
Hyundai Kona Ground Clearance
As a typical SUV, the Kona comes with a 200mm ground clearance that is really saying something about the brand. This just means that the vehicle is perfect for any bumpy ride and the passengers do not feel a thing about it.
Hyundai Kona Models
There are ten variants that are coming up from the Hyundai Kona. They are the base petrol and diesel engines and then there would be the S Petrol, SX Petrol and the SX (O) Petrol, Besides these, there would be the S Diesel, the SX Diesel and the SX (O) Diesel engine models that shall be out when the Kona comes to India. These models come with specific trims and fittings and accessories too as Hyundai promises us and this we shall only come to know in a few months on the run up to the launch date.
Hyundai Kona Showroom
The ex-showroom price of Hyundai Kona will be between Rs. 12 lakhs and Rs. 18 lakhs. This makes it just as much as any other competing brand of subcompact SUV in the market.
Hyundai Kona Best Speed
Hyundai is one carmaker that knows the Indian road conditions and do not therefore compromise on top speed. Their previous outing with Creta is an eye-opener in this regard and though there have been some tests lately before the launch of Kona, we find it shall be similar to Creta. The acceleration of Creta from 0-100 was in 10.27 seconds. We believe that Kona will also be riding high on that same kind of top speed here.
Hyundai Kona Wallpaper
Though there have been sightings of Hyundai Kona making its presence here and there, and this has left the car lovers happy, the wallpapers of this much awaited vehicle is for you here. Just take a look at them and make Hyundai Kona your next big buy. The Kona’s front face along with the radiator grille and headlamp cluster design, is by itself a class apart. The brand had decided to go for the name of Kona based on the name of the largest Hawaiian island with the intention of giving the car driver a breezy vehicle for his future road trips.
Hyundai Kona Reviews
By launching a compact SUV, Hyundai is coming up with something spectacular called Kona. The Fluidic design theme and the stylish but strong body along with lights and interiors are what the car-lovers shall love. Those who had always loved Hyundai brand would surely find this one too equally appealing.
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