The all-new Hyundai Kona was released earlier this year and is a completely new look and is packed with leading-edge technology.
New-Generation Kona comes with either a 2.0 petrol or 1.6 turbo AWD, with Hybrid and EV variants also available.
Although being a combustion engine, the body design is that of an EV and this gives the front-end Active Air Flaps in place of a conventional grille.
The new body is also bigger, bringing expanded cabin and cargo space to this practical small SUV.
Headlining the driver-oriented, high-tech layout is the seamless integration of the standard 12.3-inch multimedia display, with the additional 12.3-inch cluster found in upper variants.
A column-type Shift by Wire selector frees up more space in the centre console and contributes to the cabin’s light, open feel.
All Kona models feature 18-inch alloy wheel as standard, LED headlights and taillights, and dual-zone climate control. Premium variants come with the added appeal of a BOSE 8 speaker premium audio and power tailgate.
An extensive suite of SmartSense advanced active safety and driver assistance features come standard in Kona, including FCA powered two-wheeler detection (stationary and moving motorcycles) which is a segment first. Premium variants add Parking Collision Avoidance Assist-Reverse (PCA-R), Blind Spot View Monitor (BVM) and Surround View Monitor (SVM).
The new Kona looks futuristic and the way many manufacturers are heading. Instead of having different looks for EV and petrol, Hyundai have gone with one look giving uniformity across the range.
There is more room inside for all passengers and the cargo space has also been increased. The small SUV segment is a packed one and Kona is now standing proud at the top of that list.
The Kona is full of all the safety features available on the market and while this can be a little overwhelming at first, they all work together to give a safe driving experience and confidence that if the worst happens, you will be safe.
For a small SUV it has plenty of power and fuel economy is decent, no matter if it is the short trips around town or on the longer journey for a weekend away.
Starting at $32,000 going to $46,500 (Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs) the all-new Kona would sit proud in anyone’s driveway.