2018 Hyundai Kona SUV Review; Original Korean Crossover
Here is our comprehensive review of 2018 Hyundai Kona features, redesign, horsepower, engine specs, fuel economy, interior, price and release date. Original Look for the new Hyundai Kona crossover which, with the 177 horsepower of the 1.6 turbos, also has a beautiful verve. The double clutch gearbox, however, should have the “paddle” behind the steering wheel.
Lights on several levels and incorporated in extensive dark plastic bands, muscular shapes, bicolor color: the appearance of the new Hyundai Kona is played on contrasts that make this mini crossover instantly recognizable. Although all this has required some compromise on the practicality of use: headlights and headlights, so low and at the corners of the bodywork, are more exposed to small bumps, maybe parking. Long little more than a utilitarian (417 cm), the Hyundai Kona will be in the dealerships from next October 23rd. At the launch, with two gasoline engines: the 1.0 Turbo three-cylinder 120 CV (six-speed manual gearbox) and the 1.6 Turbo with 177 (the test), in conjunction with the robotic transmission with double clutch with seven gears and full traction. These versions are already ready for delivery, while at the moment you can only order (will arrive in June 2018) those with diesel, the Hyundai Kona 1.6 CRDi from 115 or 136 hp (the most powerful even 4×4 and with dual clutch transmission). The prices (until next December, all Hyundai Kona is in promotion with 3,500 euro discount) include a complete endowment, especially regarding safety: ranging from 18,450 euro of the 1.0 T-GDI Classic (standard anti-shock and sleep alarms) Unintentional change of Lane, the manual air conditioner, cruise control and radio with Bluetooth) and the 31,000 1.6 CRDi 4WD DCT Style 136 hp (full LED headlights, 8 “screen Navigator, leather seats and security systems such as automatic emergency braking Active up to 180 km/h). In summer 2018 will be added the electric model, which promises up to 500 km of autonomy with one recharge (not foreseen the LPG engines).
Modern and spacious, the cockpit of the Hyundai Kona SUV is enlivened by details of red, orange or lime green, as an alternative to those aluminum type. cured assemblies; Plastics are carefully worked (few, however, soft ones). Rational the layout of the controls, with keys clearly visible in the console and a multimedia system in step with the Times: in the Style of the test is complete with DAB radio and the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and just a little to learn how to use it. The Tablet type screen (8 “), at the top, at the center of the bridge, can be consulted without taking too much of the look from the road. In the same way, the Style has standard the head-up display (a rarity between the mini crossovers), which replicates in a mini-monitor over the dashboard some in functions, such as speed (the instrumentation, however, is clear and complete). Many and capacious objects (none, however, refrigerated): The one in front of the gear lever is complete with wireless charging for mobile phones. The sofa, wide, easily accommodates two adults, but also in three do not travel so tight. Easily accessible (not too much 69 cm between the threshold and the ground), the trunk has a capacity comparable to that of most competitors. Under the bottom, positioned on two heights by removing the storage tank in polystyrene, there is an additional compartment in place of the spare wheel (replaced by the repair and inflated kit).
With 177 horsepower, the Hyundai Kona 1.6 T-GDI 4WD DCT Style does not hide its sports ambitions. Always available and progressive in response, the engine pushes with decision (not of the most pleasing, however, its “voice”): Within reach the 7.9 seconds declared to cover the “0-100” and the 205 km/h of maximum speed. Even in the most sporty mode of the three selectable with the button between the seats, the robotized gearbox with double clutch is gentle in the passages of gear, but not among the most punctual. And in the brilliant guide you feel the lack of the levers behind the steering wheel to manually select the seven ratios (you can use the lever on the tunnel, less comfortable). Aided by the full traction and well clinging to the asphalt with the wide tires 235/45 R 18, the Hyundai Kona is agile and instils confidence; The braking is easily modulated and the steering (in sports, weights slightly) is accurate, even if not too ready. Despite the sporting characteristics, the car is comfortable (not overly rigid the suspension calibration) and able to face an off-road not too demanding: 17 centimeters separate the bottom of the 2018 Hyundai Kona from the ground and the endowment of Series includes speed regulator in descents, as well as locking of the central differential. It does not contain the consumptions calculated by the computer on board during the test, on suburban roads traveled with brio and in the traffic of Barcelona: 11 km/L (13.7 the declared data).