On June 3, 2019, a hybrid modification of the Hyundai Kona compact SUV was introduced. It is the third in the model’s lineup after the internal combustion engine and all-electric versions.
The 2020 Hyundai Kona Hybrid has been officially unveiled. The carmaker will produce it at its plant in Ulsan (South Korea). It will enter the market in August 2019. The model has got the latest active safety systems and a fuel efficient powertrain.
What’s under the hood?
The hybrid powertrain comprises a gasoline (petrol) 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine from the Kappa family and a synchronous electric motor with permanent magnets. They deliver 141hp in total and 195.5lb-ft (265Nm) of torque. The units work in combination with a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission and a 1.56-kWh lithium-ion battery.
The Hyundai Kona Hybrid is capable to speed up to max 99mph (160 km/h). Acceleration from 0 to 62mph (100 km/h) takes 11.2 seconds. The combined fuel consumption is 60mpg (3.9 l/100 km). The car emits 90 g/km of carbon dioxide.
The Kona Hybrid is equipped with the ECO-Driving Assist system, which helps increase fuel economy. The ECO-DAS includes Predictive Energy Management, which controls charging and discharging of the battery under uphill and downhill conditions for its maximum usage.
The SUV has got the modern Hyundai SmartSense active safety complex to effectively protect the driver and passengers.
Exterior and interior
Among the characteristic features of the Hyundai Kona Hybrid there is a Cascading Grille, two-layer LED headlights.
The designers have developed a new Blue Lagoon color in combination with a black roof especially for this hybrid version, as well as 16- and 18-inch light alloy wheels of unique design.
The Black & White trim package unites high-quality materials for interior elements and seats of black color with white inserts around the climate control system and gearbox lever.
The list of available equipment includes a Krell acoustic system, a 10.25 inch touchscreen, a multimedia system with built-in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a wireless charging port for smartphones, front seat heating and ventilation, etc.