The Kona has been a success story for Hyundai since its global introduction in 2017, and in South Africa close to 1 700 units of this crossover SUV model have been sold since its local introduction in 2018.
With the latest product enhancement, the Kona will have, for the first time, an N Line version. The Kona N Line stands out through its sporty front and rear end, body colour claddings and specific diamond-cut wheel design.
As standard, the new Kona has also been upgraded with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, meaning customers do not have to use a cable anymore to connect their phones to the 8-inch display infotainment system. A wireless cell phone charging pad in the centre console is also standard across the range. Rear passengers can charge their cell phones from a USB cable port in a centre console, with a place to store the phone.
The new Kona will be available in South Africa in three variants with two specification and trim levels: the Kona 2.0 Nu 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.
In addition, the latest model comes with an updated 17-inch wheel design for the Kona 2.0 Executive, and different 18-inch wheels for the 1.6 T-GDi Executive and 1.6 T-GDi N Line respectively.
The new Kona comes with six exterior colours: Surfy Blue, Ignite Flame, Cyber Gray, Phantom Black, Atlas White, Dark Knight and Pulse Red.
The Hyundai Kona has received a full five-star safety rating in the European New Car Assessment Programme.
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