The new Hyundai Kona crossover is the first news, photo and price, equipment and technical characteristics of Hyundai Kohn, the first-born of the Korean company in the compact B-segment of modern SUVs. The official premiere of the new Hyundai Coon is scheduled for July 2017. Sales of the mini-crossover in Europe and North America will start already in the autumn of this year, even the preliminary price of the novelty is announced from 17500 euros.
Such a high cost of compact crossover Hyundai Cohn will not allow to compete with the car on the Russian market with the popular model Hyundai Creta , offered at a price of 789,900-11,999,900 rubles. However, marketers Hyundai Motor Company make it clear that the crossover Kona is oriented to the European market and is one of 30 new models and modifications of the company, which are preparing to appear in the next 4 years in the Old World. According to the ambitious plans of the leadership of Hyundai, by 2021-2022 Hyundai Motor Company will become the leading auto brand from Asia to the European market. Hyundai Kona, of course, will not compete with the Hyundai Creta and Hyundai ix25 , but will try to develop in their favor motorists who are thinking about buying a Nissan Juke , Renault Captur , Mazda CX-3 , Opel Mocca X , Honda HR-V , MG ZS and Toyota C-HR .
The name of Kohn for the new compact Korean crossover is not chosen by chance, and has a semantic and emotional connotation. The very word Kona is rooted in the ancient Hawaiian language. And also in Hawaii there is an area with such a name, enjoying a great popularity among holidaymakers: surfing, diving and water skiing. In this region are plantations of one of the most expensive varieties of coffee. What do you think it’s called? … Correct, Kona. So the new Hyundai Kona crossover is designed for car enthusiasts who profess an active lifestyle and are eager to keep up with modern technologies. The autonoving will please potential buyers with a mass of innovations that provide comfort, safety and entertainment for all present on board the car.
The first teasers and unofficial images of a compact crossover make it clear that the novelty has a stylish, bright, charismatic and sporty body exterior design. A two-level full-LED head optics with narrow slots of navigation lights located above the main headlights, LED fog lamps, cascade falshradiator grille, powerful bumper, generous crossover body kit protecting the lower body parts and side doors, large 16-17 inch wheels, sweeping body profile with a cup-shaped The roof line.
According to the latest data, the compact Kohn crossover rests on a new generation of the Hyundai i30 hatchback with an independent rear suspension architecture that allows the model to be equipped with an all-wheel drive as an option. In the engine compartment of the Korean crossover with an original and fashionable name, petrol and diesel engines, also borrowed from the Hundai ay30, will be able to work together with 6 MKPP and 7DCT.
- Petrol versions Hyundai Kona – atmospheric 100-strong 1.4 MPI and steam turbocharged: three-cylinder 100-strong 1.0 T-GDI and 140-strong turbo four 1.4 T-GDI.
- Diesel version of the Hyundai Kona with a four-cylinder 1.6-liter turbo diesel in three versions of capacity of 95, 110 and 136 horses.
With a glance at the common platform with the Hyundai i30, we can assume that the Kona crossover will receive a similar to the soplatform model interior with high-quality finishing materials and a variety of equipment in the form of two variants of a multimedia system with 5 and 8 inch screen, climate control, highly informative instrument panel and convenient Multifunctional steering wheel, cozy front heated seats, parking brake with electric drive.
As assistants and assistants the manufacturer will offer the system of automatic emergency braking (Autonomous Emergency Braking), the system monitoring the driver’s physical condition (Driver Attention Alert), Smart Cruise Control, the blind objects tracking system in the blinds (Blind Spot Detector), smart Assistant Assistant with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert maneuvering seeing all objects 180 degrees behind the car, Assistant for High Beam Assist.