At a special event in Korean Goyang 13 June, 2017 presented a new subcompact SUV Hyundai Kona, which is the same day decided to show also in Milan. The world is his debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
It would seem, because in the line of the manufacturer already has a car of this class – a Hyundai Creta, which in some markets is also known as the ix25 or Canta. But if Creta is a machine for developing countries, the Kona for Europe, the USA, and South Korea. Which in some markets is also known as the ix25 or Canta. But if Creta is a machine for developing countries, the Kona for Europe, the USA, and South Korea.
As part of the design of Hyundai Kona 2017-2018, I have received a rather unusual fashion and design. Characteristic for the brand hexagonal grille is combined with the front end architecture bunk resembling similar solution is used on Citroen C3 Aircross.
Here, head optics integrated into the front bumper, and the place of traditional headlights DRL settled long sections, supplemented by a ventilation slot between them. And at the bottom of the bumper and the fog settled down yet. Body crossover generously covered with protective plastic covers, which the manufacturer calls “armor”.
In the photo, we see a steep climb window sills line, which, together with the effect of “floating” roof and rear spoiler, a visor, give the model a rapid appearance, complete with a pretty large wheel, standing on the corners of the body, which has minimal overhangs.
Salon SUV in its architecture resembles the interior of the model i30 third generation – is the similar steering wheel, instrument panel, and a stand-alone screen multimedia system on the center console (can be a diagonal of 5.0, 7.0 or 8.0 inches and has the backing of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and projection). The decoration used decorative edging to match the body.
The basis of the new 2018 Hyundai Kona subcompact platform, which is designed in such a way as to free up the maximum space for passengers and luggage – later on it will be related Kia Stonic. The front suspension on the model with racks McPherson, and rear – Torsion beam (on the front-wheel versions).
Overall length Hyundai Kona is 4165 mm wheelbase value – 2 600 width – 1800, height – 1 550. Thus, the vehicle has turned by 105 millimeters shorter Creteil, 20 mm wider and 80 – below. Body structure crossover 51.8% made of high strength steels.
As the power units for new items, depending on the market, will offer three petrol engine and 1.6-liter diesel engine, the details of which are not reported. The control electronics has three operating modes: “Economy”, “Normal” and “Sport”.
- The simplest motor – a 2.0-liter MPI aspirated power of 149 hp (179 Nm), which is combined in a pair with a dedicated six machine. With him, one hundred cars regaining a place at 10.0 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 194 km / h.
- Europeans offer three cylinders 1.0-liter turbo-impact 120 forces and 172 Nm of torque, the seeker is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. Maximum speed with up to 181 km/h and acceleration time – 12.0 seconds.
- Masthead until that is the 1.6-liter T-GDI family of Gamma at 177 “horses” and 265 Nm. He put 7-band robot with which Hyundai Kona does a hundred places at 7.7 sec and maximum speed declared 210 kilometers per hour.
In addition, in 2018 the manufacturer will release a fully electric version of the model, the stock of the progress which will be about 400 km. Alas, the wait for the start of sales of the car is pointless. Prices in Korea range from 17 000 to 25 000 dollars.
The vehicle equipped with a special security camera complex, which is responsible for automatic switching to the passing beam, the automatic braking system for marking and tracking function to hold the strip, and monitoring “blind” zones.