The automotive world is constantly evolving, and Hyundai is at the forefront of this evolution with its new generation Hyundai Kona. The South Korean company has recently introduced the latest Hyundai Kona, a sporty and advanced model with a range of engines and a generous package of advanced driver assistance systems. The new model has grown slightly in size and features an exciting approach inside, with integrated dual panoramic screens and more storage space in the open console area. However, the most exciting feature of the new Hyundai Kona is its electric version, which promises 490 kilometers of autonomy.
The Hyundai Kona urban SUV is a popular model in Europe and USA, and the new generation brings a plus, especially with the electric version that can now be ordered with two types of batteries. The standard version is equipped with an electric motor capable of providing 154 HP and 255 Nm and a battery with a capacity of 48.4 kWh. The most powerful version has 217 HP/255 Nm, and the engine is powered by a battery with a capacity of 65.4 kWh. For this last variant, Hyundai claims that the autonomy is approximately 490 kilometers. This significantly improved over the previous generation, making the new Kona a practical and eco-friendly choice for long journeys.
In addition to its impressive range, the electric version of the new Hyundai Kona also features an i-Pedal function that allows drivers to accelerate, decelerate, and stop using only the accelerator pedal. The Smart Regenerative System is another intelligent feature that adjusts the amount of regenerative braking based on information from the traffic flow ahead. These features not only make the new Kona more environmentally friendly but also more user-friendly and efficient.
The new Hyundai Kona also comes with a generous package of advanced driver assistance systems. The list includes Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Warning, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Blind-spot View Monitor, High Beam Assist, Smart Cruise Control, Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control, Lane Following Assist, Highway Driving Assist, Surround View Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Forward/Side/Reverse Parking Distance Warning, Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Remote Smart Parking Assist. These systems make driving the new Kona safer and more enjoyable than ever before.
Inside, the new Hyundai Kona features an interesting approach with integrated dual panoramic screens and more storage space in the open console area. The shift-by-wire gear selector has been moved from the center console behind the steering wheel, allowing for more storage space. An integrated memory system for seat position settings and Digital Key 2 Touch, which uses NFC technology specific to phones, is also available. These features make the new Kona more practical and user-friendly for daily use.
In terms of size, the new Hyundai Kona has grown slightly compared to the previous generation. Its length is now 4,355 mm (175 mm more than the last generation in 2017), its width is 1,825 mm (plus 25 mm), its height is 1,575 mm (plus 20 mm), and the wheelbase of 2,660 mm is 60 mm longer in the new generation. With the rear seats folded down, the new Kona offers a load volume of up to 723 liters (standard 466 liters). These improvements make the new Kona more spacious and practical for families and those who need extra storage space.