The Hyundai Kona has been a success story for the South Korean brand since its introduction in South Africa where close to 1 700 units of this crossover SUV model have been sold since its local introduction in 2018. Now a freshly updated Hyundai Kona available with sporty N Line trim has arrived in SA.
The fresh design, including the all-new sporty N Line trim, offers a dynamic new appearance. An enhanced powertrain line-up provides both sporty and eco-friendly options to suit a wide variety of buyers, while upgraded convenience features make for an even more satisfying ownership experience. The safety suite has also been improved with new active and passive safety features available.
The new Kona will be available in South Africa in three variants with two specification and trim levels: the Kona 2.0 Executive with an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT); the Kona 1.6 T-GDi Executive with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT); and the flagship Kona 1.6 T-GDi N Line, also with the DCT.
The interior of the new Kona was designed to express a more sophisticated and progressive appearance. A rugged, yet refined look matches the exterior boldness, appealing to customers with an active lifestyle. A new console is disconnected from the instrument panel to stress the horizontal layout, appearing wide for a spacious atmosphere.
Both the 2.0 Executive and 1.6 T-GDi variants come standard with artificial leather seat trim, while the 1.6 T-GDi N Line features full leather seats with N Line red piping and stitching trim.
The new Kona N Line has been equipped with a range of Hyundai’s SmartSense safety and driving assist features for added peace of mind. They include:
- Smart Cruise Control – You set the speed and SCC maintains it while keeping you a safe distance away from the vehicle ahead without requiring application of the accelerator or brake pedal.
- Blind Spot Collision-avoidance Assist – It uses radar to monitor both of your blind spots. If a vehicle is detected in the blind spot while the turn signal is flashing, BCA will automatically apply left or right side front braking before your attempted lane change thus helping you avert an unsafe lane change and a potential collision.
- Lane Keep Assist and Lane Following Assist – keep you safely centered in the lane using its front view camera to monitor lane markers. On detecting an unintentional lane departure, a warning is triggered and, if necessary, Lane Keep Assist will automatically provide corrective steering input to keep you in the lane.
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-avoidance Assist – works to avoid a collision when backing up by applying the brakes if another vehicle is detected.
- Forward Collision-avoidance Assist – if there is danger of a collision with a car or a pedestrian, FCA’s front camera gives you an early warning and, if necessary, FCA automatically applies the brakes to prevent the collision.
- Safe Exit Assist – block attempts to disengage the child safety lock and prevents the rear door from opening when it is unsafe to do so.
- Fatigue Detection/Driver Attention Warning – monitors and analyses driving patterns and will signal an audible alert and visual message on the instrument cluster if it detects driver fatigue or inattention.
All Kona derivatives are equipped with an Electronic Stability Program and Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Downhill Brake Control and Hill start Assist Control.
The suggested retail prices of the three derivatives in the Hyundai Kona range are:
Kona 2.0 Nu Executive (auto): R449 900
Kona 1.6 T-GDi Executive DCT: R499 900
Kona 1.6 T-GDi N-Line DCT: R579 900
Included in the prices are:
- A 7-year / 200 000 km manufacturer’s warranty.
- A 5-year / 75 000 km service plan.
- Roadside assistance for 7 years or 150 000 km.
For all the details on this updated SUV you can watch the local launch presentation below: