Hyundai will be introducing its new Kona crossover to the South African market this month. Herewith specification and pricing details for the newcomer.
The Hyundai Kona is based on the i30 hatchback but brings crossover appeal to the road and will rival cars such as the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Opel Mokka X, among others. The Kona is launching in South Africa this month and Hyundai has confirmed 2 derivatives for our market, according to a dealer bulletin which was sent to us. Let’s take a quick look at what will be on offer in terms specification and pricing.
Hyundai's first 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbopetrol engine will feature in the local Kona range.
A total of 2 engines will be offered. Hyundai’s first 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre turbopetrol engine will be offered under the bonnet of the Kona with outputs of 89 kW and 172 Nm of torque. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission driving the front wheels.
The second engine is a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre petrol engine with 110 kW and 179 Nm of torque and comes mates with a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard, which will power the front wheels.
The Kona will be offered with good standard specification including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Both Kona derivatives will be offered with Executive specification. A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with voice-activated Bluetooth and Apple Carplay/Android Auto capability will be offered.
Niceties such as cruise control, electric windows and folding mirrors, cloth seats with contrasting stitching and manual air conditioning are part of the standard package.
In terms of safety, the Kona is well-equipped with 6 airbags as standard and useful features such as park assist with rear camera, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, tyre pressure monitoring and Isofix child seat mounts are also standard. The Kona is fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels.
In terms of space, the load bay offers 361 litres, expanding to 1 143-litres with the rear seats folded down.
A total of 5 exterior colours will be available to customers including Chalk White, Lake Silver, Pulse Red, Dark Knight and Acid Yellow.
Hyundai Kona - Price in South Africa
Kona 1.0 TGDI Executive Manual - R379 900
Kona 2.0 NU Executive Automatic - R399 900