Hyundai Releases Hyundai Kona Hybrid
The Hyundai Kona crossover SUV now offers a new hybrid-powered variant. According to Inquirer.net, the Kona Hybrid is the answer to “European customers’ demands for more SUV-bodied eco-mobility models.”
The Kona hybrid can churn out 104 hp and 147 Nm of torque. It features a Kappa four-cylinder, 1.6-liter, GDI direct-injection gasoline engine, and is paired with a Sport-mode and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. It is connected to a permanent-magnet electric motor that also adds 43 hp to the vehicle. Its 1.56-Wh lithium-ion polymer battery offers fast regeneration and excellent charge and discharge performance.
“Hyundai already offers the widest range of power-trains, and with the launch of the Kona Hybrid we are offering our European customers even more choice when it comes to eco-friendly SUV models,” said Vice-President for Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe Andreas-Christoph Hofmann. “In addition to its stylish design and efficient hybrid power-train, customers can now also enjoy cutting-edge connectivity features.”
Its design still carries Hyundai’s trademark of cascading grille and LED headlamps. There will be seven available colors, with two new wheel designs and an optional 18-inch wheel upgrade for its standard 16-inch wheels.
Some of its connectivity features include the Blue Link, which allows drivers to unlock or lock their vehicles using a smartphone app. It’s Apple CarPlay or Android Auto ready, with an optional head-up display.
The Kona Hybrid offers safety features such as smart cruise control, pedestrian and cyclist detection ability, and front collision warning. You can also upgrade to better safety features and get intelligent speed limit warning, lane keeping assist, blind-spot collision warning, driver attention warning, high beam assist, and rear cross-traffic collision warning.
The Kona Hybrid will arrive in European car dealers this August.