Hyundai introduced the second generation Kona – gasoline, electric and hybrid models

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In South Korea, the presentation of the second-generation Hyundai Kona crossover, which was announced back in December last year, was held. In the domestic market, the car is presented in several versions, buyers are offered gasoline and hybrid options, as well as an electric model. In other countries, the same options will be available, notes the publication “Autoreview”.

The new Kona has become noticeably larger, with a length increased by 150 mm, a width of 25 mm, and a wheelbase of 60 mm. In the basic modification, 19-inch wheels are available to customers, which was not the case in the first generation. The company noted that the design was originally developed for the electric version of the crossover, and the rest were created on its basis. Accordingly, the electric model looks the most interesting. Here you can see the use of pixels in the design of the front grille, rear bumper and wheels.

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The petrol and hybrid versions of the Kona feature massive black wheel arches and sills, different wheels and an air intake at the front. Here, the manufacturer offers an N Line sports body kit that includes a large rear spoiler, body-colored overlays and more aggressive bumpers. The petrol version also has two exhaust pipes. The ICE version is offered in versions with a two-liter naturally aspirated engine (149 hp, 180 Nm) and an IVT variator (front-wheel drive), as well as a 1.6 T-GDi turbo engine (198 hp, 265 Nm) and an eight-speed automatic ( front or all wheel drive).

The hybrid version is equipped with aspirated 1.6 GDi (105 hp, 147 Nm) and an electric motor (44 hp, 170 Nm), which work with a six-speed preselective “robot”. The total peak power of the power unit is 141 hp. and 265 Nm. As for the electric version, its characteristics are not yet known, since it will be on sale only in March.

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The interior resembles that of the Hyundai Ioniq 5. The dashboard and media system with 12.3-inch screens are combined here. The transmission selector has moved to the steering wheel, and in its place are cup holders. In the basic configuration, they left the microclimate control knobs, the rest have climate control buttons. There is also more space in the cabin, especially between the rows of seats. Trunk volume has increased to 723 liters. Power and ventilated front seats, heated all seats, all-round cameras and a full range of driver assistance systems are announced as options.

The cost of the basic version of the second generation Hyundai Kona in the domestic market is $20,000. The hybrid version was priced at $25,700 and up. In other countries, cars should appear in the spring.

Source: Trash Box

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