Brindley Hyundai are excited to announce that Hyundai have unveiled details on the New KONA and All-New KONA N Line models.
The highly successful KONA has gone from strength to strength since it's introduction in 2017, becoming one of Hyundai's most popular models. Ensuring it's continued success, Hyundai have released details of the next generation of KONA, going on sale in November this year, including an exciting and sporty N Line trim, available on the KONA for the first time.
Iconic amongst compact SUV's for it's bold and progressive design, the New KONA features a dynamic remodelling of the front and rear ends giving it a sleek and sophisticated look. The striking new front end design stands out through its sporty look and eye-catching, protective cladding panels. At the top, the stretched bonnet ends sharply over the centre grille with a wide, distinctive shape accenting it's strong stance. New tail lights feature horizontally- stretched graphics which reflect the unique identity of the front end light signature. The new rear bumper, which also follows the protective armour concept of the front and sides is also built with a contrasting material.
New tail lights feature horizontally- stretched graphics which reflect the unique identity of the front end light signature. The new rear bumper, which also follows the protective armour concept of the front and sides is also built with a contrasting material. With a length of 40mm extra on its predecessor, giving it a more sleek and dynamic look to balance out it's wide, strong stance. The new model is also available in five new exterior colours, including Surfy Blue, Dive in Jeju, Ignite Flame, Cyber Gray and Misty Jungle in addition to the five existing colours. Each colour can be combined with the Phantom Black two-tone roof which comes with matching mirror housings.
Inside the rugged, yet refined look which matches its exterior boldness features a new console area, disconnected from the instrument panel to accent the horizontal layout. The dashboard appears wide and airy to create a generous, spacious atmosphere, accented by ambient interior lighting. An electric parking brake has been added for increased convenience. The interior is tied together by new colours and materials. New seat cover options include a black woven houndstooth design, cloth seats with black and grey embossing and perforated leather seats in black, beige, or khaki.
In terms of connectivity, new to the KONA is a 10.25 inch digital cluster and optional 10.25 inch AVN Screen with new connectivity features including split screen function, multiple Bluetooth connections and the latest Bluelink Upgrade complete with user profile, last mile navigation, connected routing, live parking information and more. Safety and driver assistance enhancements are also featured on the new model.
With the latest enhancements comes a whole new trim level in the form of the New KONA N Line which combines fun driving dynamics with a sporty aesthetic. The N Line design stands out with body colour claddings on the front and rear end and its exclusive diamond-cut wheel design. The front bumper harmoniously connects with the body to form a unified colour. Instead of a rugged skid plate, the new KONA N Line version features a characteristic N-Style aerodynamic lip with low lying corner fins for a road hugging appearance. Larger, more technical air intake features are further distinguished by a unique mesh design and surface treatment.
The rear completes the dynamic image of the KONA N Line with a rear bumper which incorporates a large central aerodynamic diffusor in a contrast colour to the body as well as a one-side double muffler. At the corners, the bumper fascia is formed with sharply-creased lines and N-style fins for better air flow.
The interior is now available with a dedicated N Line colour package in one-tone black cloth, leather or suede seats. Enhancing the sporty look inside are metal pedals, distinctive red stitching and N Logo on the gear shift and seats.
New powertrain options give customers a choice between sportiness or eco-consciousness. The powertrain line-up is topped by an enhanced 1.6 litre T-GDi Smartstream engine with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission which brings 198PS to the table. This powerful, sporty powertrain is available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive variations.
Increased fuel efficiency has been bought to the KONA in the form of 48-Volt mild hybrid technology. This is applied to the 1.6 litre Smartstream diesel engine with 136PS as standard, available with a 7-speed DCT or 6-Speed Intelligent Manual transmission with optional four-wheel drive. The 1.0-litre T-GDi Smartstream petrol engine can also be equipped with 48-Volt Mild Hybrid technology and 6iMT as an option. The New KONA is also retaining it's hybrid option, which was added to the line-up in 2019.