Hyundai’s all-new Kona SUV is greater and sleeker than ever | All Tech Sir


Hyundai Motor CEO Chang Jae-hoon unveils the all-new Kona SUV at an online event on Wednesday. [HYUNDAI MOTOR]

Hyundai Motor CEO Chang Jae-hoon unveils the all-new Kona SUV at a web based occasion on Wednesday. [HYUNDAI MOTOR]

For the primary time in 5 years, Hyundai Motor has unveiled the all-new Kona SUV. The brand new mannequin is bigger and its exterior design has essentially modified.

The SUV is provided with a 1.6-liter gasoline, 2.0-liter gasoline or 1.6-liter gasoline hybrid engine. An all-electric model shall be launched within the second half.

In comparison with the earlier mannequin, the wheelbase has been elevated by 60 millimeters, leading to a extra spacious inside. Wheelbase refers back to the distance between the entrance and rear wheels. The size of the whole car has elevated by 145 millimeters.

The horizontal LED headlight offers the automotive a futuristic design, whereas the edges give it a sharper look harking back to the Tucson SUV.

The mannequin can be geared up with security options that embrace ahead collision avoidance, lane preserving, driver consideration warning and collision avoidance methods.

The petrol mannequin boasts a most output of 198 horsepower and 27 kilo meters of torque, whereas the hybrid mannequin generates 105 horsepower and 14.7 kilo meters of torque.

Kona interior [HYUNDAI MOTOR]

Kona inside [HYUNDAI MOTOR]

“The brand new Kona will deliver a better normal to the market with progressive values,” Hyundai Motor CEO Chang Jae-hoon stated at a web based launch occasion on Wednesday. “Kona would be the best option for patrons who desire a numerous life-style and revel in new challenges.

The sticker value for the gasoline mannequin begins at 25 million received ($20,200). However the hybrid mannequin begins at $31.2 million. received, barely costlier than its rivals such because the Niro SUV, which begins at 26 million. baths.

Hyundai Motor goals to promote 37,000 items of the brand new Kona, 40 % of that are hybrid fashions.

First introduced in 2017. July, the Kona as soon as dominated the small SUV market. Nonetheless, in 2020 gross sales plummeted attributable to a collection of fires. Solely 8,388 Konas had been bought final 12 months, the bottom variety of any Hyundai SUV.

The rear of the Kona SUV [HYUNDAI MOTOR]

The rear of the Kona SUV [HYUNDAI MOTOR]

SARAH CHEA [chea.sarah@joongang.co.kr]



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