2018 Hyundai Kona –  What comes to mind when you look at the design of 2018 Hyundai Kona? It is a subcompact SUV with sleek design and clean lines. This stylish looking small crossover has been finally released by Hyundai with certain target markets all over the world.

2018 Hyundai Kona Release Date
2018 Hyundai Kona Release Date

2018 Hyundai Kona Update and Release

Hyundai finally decided that they are going to release the 2018 Hyundai Kona because of the stylish factor – and they are confident enough about the good performance of the crossover. The name was taken from a coastal area in Hawaii and set under the Tucson, which is known for its popular SUV category with its impressive aesthetic appeal and funky mode. The Kona is set to compete against the Renegade from Jeep, the CHR from Toyota, the CX3 from Mazda, and the HRV from Honda.

2018 Hyundai Kona Price and Release Date

Rumor has it that the new 2018 Hyundai Kona will be made available in European, North American, and also Korean auto market, with the sale starting this July 2017. First, it will be launched in Korea first, followed by the European and North American’s release. For now, the information about the price hasn’t been available just yet.

2018 Hyundai Kona Configuration Change
2018 Hyundai Kona Configuration Change

2018 Hyundai Kona Design

From the look of it, the new 2018 Hyundai Kona is definitely stylish and good looking – it has its own distinctive and unique appeal. If you compare it to other lines, you can see that Kona has a rather aggressive look – which is quite good and impressive. In some way, it looks similar to Juke and yet it is also different in its own way.

Kona comes with the long wheelbase and short overhangs, complete with the two tone roof and the tapering windowline. It makes the crossover look capable, professional, and tight with the slick back styling. On the front side, you can expect the narrow LED headlights and also taillights, along with the running daytime lights and narrow slash turn signals. The grille comes in the cascading style – delivering a crisp and professional look.

2018 Hyundai Kona Interior
2018 Hyundai Kona Interior

2018 Hyundai Kona Engine

Kona comes with four cylinder unit with 2.0 liter capacity for the base, delivering 147 hp of power and 132 Nm of torque. It is paired with the auto six speed transmission, allowing the crossover to reach 62 mph within 10 seconds, reaching 121 mph for the top speed. It may not be the best outcome but it is surely not bad either.

For the higher trim, the four cylinder Gamma unit of 1.6 liter will be tuned to deliver 175 hp of power. It allows Kona to reach 62 mph within 7.7 seconds with top speed 131 mph – thanks to the dual clutch seven speed gearbox.

For the American auto market, there will be two different driving modes between Normal and Sports – and they will have different torque mapping, transmission points, and also throttle. For the buyers outside America, expect a gas three cylinder turbocharged unit with 1.0 liter capacity. If you want to know more about the 2018 Hyundai Kona, stay tune for updated news.

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