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Old 14th June 2017, 07:25   #31
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After the Korean debut,Hyundai unveils the Kona for Europe at a function in Milan.
Entry level 1.0L turbo petrol is speculated to start at £15,000 in UK when it goes on sale in November.

Hyundai Kona EV due in 2018, 390km range targeted.




Funky in style the Kona rival Nissan's Juke.

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There are lots of recognizable features from the latest i30, albeit with flashes of bright plastic trim to match the exterior paint.The eight-inch touchscreen sat-nav from the i30 is incorporated into the dash and comes with free map updates for 10 years
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Hyundai will introduce a head-up display in front of the driver for the first time: a big eight-inch panel that flips up and displays speed and other driving data. In between the dials is a small TFT screen that can be optionally upgraded to a 4.2-inch colour unit. There’s also a Krell stereo system
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The Kona will launch with just two petrol engines. The entry-level 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo is the same motor found in the new i30 and boasts 118bhp and 175Nm of torque. It’s manual only, using a six-speed box, and this version is front-wheel drive only.
The other launch engine is a 1.6-litre four-cylinder with 175bhp, hooked up to a seven-speed dual-clutch auto box and four-wheel drive. It promises 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds. The target economy figures are 38.7mpg for the 1.6 and 53.3mpg for the 1.0.

A 1.6-litre diesel will be added to the range shortly after launch with either 113bhp or 131bhp. The lower-powered car is manual and front-drive only, but the more powerful auto-only model can be ordered with front or all-wheel drive
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That's one busy and ungainly design!

Looks like a modern Hyundai and a Jeep Cherokee went to bed together.
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That's one busy and ungainly design!

Looks like a modern Hyundai and a Jeep Cherokee went to bed together.
+1! I can see design elements taken from Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Audi with Mercedes/BMWesq interiors. I don't know if copying others is a good thing and Hyundai have been a master at this. The design might be bold and in your face aggressive now but the shelf life of this design is quite low IMO.

As an over all package though I'm very sure it'll be very good.

PS: If this ever comes to India, Hyundai must consider changing the name because Kona in my native language, Kannada means a 'Buffalo'!

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A natural waterfall from this one should be the advent of 1L Turbo petrol and dual clutch boxes to Creta. May not happen soon though.

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A small Top 10 feature review by Mat Watson of CarWow



The design looks quite striking and good on road IMO
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Hyundai evaluating electric Kona for India.

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Hyundai is looking at launching the electric variant of its Kona small SUV in India next year. The SUV is set to make its global debut at the Geneva motor show 2018 and could make its way to our market towards end of the same year.
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Hyundai's KONA at the IAA 2017, India could get the EV variant of this CUV.

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In terms of power, KONA will sell different models according to the region. In North America, the new car will be equipped with 2.0L / 1.6T two gasoline engine, which 2.0L engine maximum power of 149 horsepower, matching 6-speed manual gearbox and optional four-wheel drive system. The official 0-100km / h acceleration time in 10 seconds; 1.6T engine maximum power of 177 horsepower, the drive system matching 7-speed dual clutch gearbox , 0-100km / h acceleration time of 7.7 seconds. In the European market, the new car will be equipped with 1.0T three-cylinder gasoline and 1.6L four-cylinder diesel engine .

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Hyundai's KONA launched for Europe,

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Hyundai offers it with a 1.0-liter T-GDI engine, rated at 120PS (118hp), mated to a 7-speed manual gearbox as standard, and with a 1-6liter T-GDI that delivers 177PS (175hp) to the four-wheel drive, and works together with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
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From mid-2018, the Hyundai Kona will benefit from the next-generation 1.6-liter diesel powertrains, with 6-speed manual and 7-speed automatic transmissions, and optional four-wheel drive.
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Kona will also gain an electric version next year, which is expected to premiere at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March
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What is this Car ? SUV ? Hatchback ? Crossover ? Estate ?

Hyundai got un-neccesarrily creative with this
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Hyundai is planning to debut the all-electric version of the Kona SUV at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

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the boldly-designed Korean sub-compact SUV will get an all-electric version by 2018, targeting a driving range of over 240 miles per full charge (390km).

The electric Kona will use a different powertrain that the Ioniq EV, along with a bigger battery pack. The current range of Hyundai’s Juke rival offers a range of petrol engines and the option of all-wheel drive.

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The 1.0 engine has just about enough shove for most everyday situations, although overtaking could be tricky if you drop out of what seems to be a pretty narrow powerband
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The Kona’s transmission isn’t the slickest either, but it’s quick enough as long as you’re positive with shifts

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The car stays pretty flat in corners, but the trade-off for this is a brittle ride on all but smooth surfaces; the rear end jolts over potholes and expansion joints, and the Kona never quite settles down over the sort of patchwork tarmac that you tend to find at the edges of plenty of British road
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