After the teaser pictures, Hyundai has finally revealed the new Kona today. Along with that Kona N-Line also makes a debut. There are a whole lot of new updates to the Kona, so let’s take a look. While Hyundai has not revealed the Kona EV, but it is most likely to get the same changes.
The exterior now features a sleeker design, with new thin LED DRLs, while the bumper gets the LED headlight. A wide grille and black body cladding provide it a muscular look. Looking at the side, the alloy wheels’ size has been upgraded from 17 to 18 inches. Also, the New Kona is 40mm longer than before.
Coming to the interior changes the new Kona looks fresh. The first thing you will see is the bigger infotainment system, 10.25-inch infotainment screen, as well as the same size digital instrument cluster. Along with that comes Hyundai’s latest Blue Link, with Last Mile Navigation, Connected Routing, Live Parking Information, and more. Even for the lower-spec variant, the size of the infotainment screen has gone up from 7 to 8 inches.
Other features include ambient lighting, aluminum finish around the speaker and air vents, new seat cover options, light beige interior option, second-row heated seats, and a USB port at the rear. As always the Kona comes with a host of security features such as Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with stop and go, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist,
Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW), Safe Exit Warning (SEW), and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA).
Talking about the N-Line it gets an overall sporty appearance. The front gets an N-style aerodynamic lip instead of the skid plate, further it gets more air intakes, as well the Hyundai logo in the center of the grille. The side profile feature 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, while the rear gets a diffuser as well as different muffler designs. The interior gets red contrast stitching, with all-black interiors, metal pedals, and an N logo on the gear knob.
Drivetrain options include a top-spec 1.6L T-GDI engine which makes 198ps of power and is paired with a 7-speed DCT. It will come equipped with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology. There is also a 1.0L T-GDI with 120ps of power, you can also opt for a 48V mild-hybrid system with this engine, and the newly launched 6-speed iMT as an option. This engine can also be had with 7-speed DCT but without the mild-hybrid tech. Hyundai is also offering a 1.6L diesel mill which makes 136ps, mated to either the 7-speed DCT or the 6-speed iMT. All the engines can be had with a four-wheel-drive option.
The new Kona will most likely go on sale in Europe from early 2021. We can hope that soon the update will come to the Kona EV as well which is sold in India.
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